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B.B. King

Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: September 16, 1925    

B.B. King

“King of the Blues”

Born on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi in 1925, Riley B. King would start from very humble beginnings. His family moved around the area, and the young Riley experienced early a life of constant motion. As a youngster he was a farm laborer, but drawn to music, he took up the guitar; he played on street corners, and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night. In 1946, he hitchhiked to Memphis, to pursue his music career. Memphis was a large musical community where every style of music could be found, a good place for a young man who wanted to play the blues. Riley stayed with his cousin Bukka White, a celebrated bluesman in his own right, who was able to show him first hand the guitar foundations of the blues....
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Source: James Nadal

  • Blues Master Works

    Crown Records
    2013
  • One Kind Favor

    Geffen Records
    2008
  • B.B. King & Friends - 80

    Crown Records
    2005
  • King Of The Blues

    Crown Records
    2000
  • Lucille & Friends

    Crown Records
    1995
  • The Best Of B.B. King Volume 2

    Crown Records
    1988
  • I Just Sing The Blues

    Crown Records
    1987
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