B.B. King

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Legal name: Riley B. King

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Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists.

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues", and one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" along with Albert King and Freddie King. King was known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s. In 1956, he reportedly appeared at 342 shows.

King died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 14, 2015, from congestive heart failure and diabetic complications.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Singin' the Blues B.B. King 5 2
1958 The Blues B.B. King 5 2
1960 Sings Spirituals B.B. King 2 2
1960 The Great B. B. King B. B. King and His Orchestra 1
1962 Blues for Me B.B. King 1
1962 Easy Listening Blues B.B. King 5 3
1963 Blues in My Heart B.B. King 5 4
1963 Mr. Blues B.B. King 2
1966 The Soul of B.B. King B.B. King 2
1968 Blues on Top of Blues B.B. King 2
1968 His Best - The Electric B.B. King B.B. King 5 4
1968 Lucille B.B. King 4
1969 Completely Well B.B. King 5 6
1969 Live & Well B.B. King 5 2
1970 Indianola Mississippi Seeds B.B. King 5 5
1971 Better Than Ever B.B. King 2
1971 In London B.B. King 5 3
1972 Guess Who B.B. King 5 1
1972 L.A. Midnight B.B. King 5 1
1973 To Know You Is to Love You B.B. King 2
1975 Lucille Talks Back B.B. King 2
1977 King Size B.B. King 5 1
1977 King Size B.B. King 1
1978 Midnight Believer B.B. King 5 1
1979 Take It Home B.B. King 2
1981 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere B.B. King 1
1982 Love Me Tender B.B. King 5 2
1983 Blues 'n' Jazz B.B. King 1
1985 Six Silver Strings B.B. King 1
1987 Blues B.B. King 5 1
1987 Introducing B.B. King B.B. King 5 1
1990 King of the Blues Guitar B.B. King 1
1991 There Is Always One More Time B.B. King 1
1991 Everyday I Have The Blues B.B. King 5 1
1991 Friends B.B. King 1
1992 Spotlight On Lucille B.B. King 5 1
1993 Blues Summit B.B. King 1
1993 "Rock Me Baby" B.B. King 1
1993 Gold B.B. King 1
1993 The King of the Blues B.B. King 1
1994 B. B. King Wails B.B. King 1
1994 Everyday I Have the Blues B.B. King 1
1994 Got My Mojo Working B.B. King 1
1994 Heart to Heart Diane Schuur & B.B. King 2
1995 Kansas City 1972 B.B. King 5 1
1996 How Blue Can You Get? Classic Live Performances B.B. King 1
1996 The Revue Collection B.B. King 1
1997 Deuces Wild B.B. King 3
1998 Blues on the Bayou B.B. King 2
1998 King Biscuit B.B. King 1
1999 Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan B.B. King 3 2
1999 How Blue Can You Get B.B. King 2
1999 Let Me Love You B.B. King 1
2000 Makin' Love Is Good for You B.B. King 5 3
2000 Riding With the King B.B. King & Eric Clapton 2 10
2000 My Kind of Blues B.B. King 2
2001 A Christmas Celebration of Hope B.B. King 3
2003 Reflections B.B. King 5 3
2004 B.B. King (feat. Riley B. King) B.B. King 1
2004 Easy Listening Blues B.B. King 1
2004 Timeless Classics B.B. King 1
2005 80 B.B. King 3
2005 BB King Biography B.B. King 1
2005 Bluer Than Blue B.B. King 1
2006 Blues B.B. King 1
2007 Black Blues Experience B.B. King 5 1
2007 GRANDES EXITOS B.B. King 1
2007 The Essential BB King B.B. King 1
2008 One Kind Favor B.B. King 5 4
2014 The Absolute Masterpieces B.B. King 1
2014 Blues Will Never Die (Remastered) B.B. King 1
2014 Eight Classic Albums B.B. King 1
All Over Again B.B. King 1
B.B. Boogie B.B. King 5 1
B.B. Boogie: 18 Greatest Hits From His Early Years B.B. King 1
B.B. king and Friends - Best B.B. King 1
Back in the Alley B.B. King 1
Blues 'n' Jazz / Electric B.B. King B.B. King 1
Confessin' the Blues B.B. King 1
Golden Legends B.B. King 1
Heart & Soul B.B. King 1
Here and There: The Uncollected B.B. King B.B. King 1
High Profile B.B. King 1
How Blue Can You Get B.B. King 1
I Like to Live the Love Bobby Bland & B.B. King 1
King of the Blues: 1989 B.B. King 1
More Treasures From the Vault B.B. King 1
On Stage B.B. King 1
Original Blues Sessions CD1 B.B. King 1
Rock Me Lord B.B. King 1
Sweet Little Angel B.B. King 1
Sweet Sixteen B.B. King 1
The Best of B.B. King B.B. King 1
The Unexpected Instrumental B.B. King 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1960 Swing Low Sweet Chariot B.B. King 4
1964 The Jungle B.B. King 4
1972 The Original Sweet Sixteen B.B. King 2
1973 The Best of B.B. King B.B. King 5
1984 Rock Me Baby B.B. King 2
1986 The Best of B.B. King, Volume One B.B. King 3

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