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 is considered one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with Albert and Freddie King). King was known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s. In 1956 alone, he reportedly appeared at 342 shows.

King was born on a cotton plantation in Berclair, Mississippi, and later worked at a cotton gin in Indianola, Mississippi. He was attracted to music and the guitar in church, and began his career in juke joints and local radio. He later lived in Memphis, Tennessee, and Chicago, and toured the world extensively. King died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 14, 2015.

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Very Best of B.B. King B.B. King 2
1994 Greatest Hits 1951-1960 B.B. King 1
1994 Blues on Top of Blues: The Best of B.B. King B.B. King 1
1994 Everyday I Have the Blues B.B. King 1
1994 Got My Mojo Working B.B. King 1
1994 King Of The Blues B.B. King 1
1994 The Fabulous B.B. King B.B. King 1
1995 Lucille & Friends B.B. King 2
1995 The Early "Blues Boy" Years B.B. King 1
1995 The Early Blues Boy Years, Volume 2: 1952-1954 B.B. King 1
1996 How Blue Can You Get? B.B. King 1
1996 36 All-Time Greatest Hits B.B. King 2
1996 The Revue Collection B.B. King 1
1997 Super Stars: B.B. King B.B. King 1
1997 Paying the Cost to Be the Boss B.B. King 1
1997 Why I Sing The Blues B.B. King 1
1998 Greatest Hits B.B. King 2
1998 12 grandes éxitos en versión original B.B. King 1
1998 The Great B.B. King B.B. King 1
1999 His Definitive Greatest Hits B.B. King 5 4
1999 Back2Back B.B. King & John Lee Hooker 1
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of B.B. King B.B. King 1
1999 How Blue Can You Get B.B. King 2
2000 Anthology B.B. King 1
2000 Classic B.B. King 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Blues You Can Use B.B. King 1
2000 The Blues Collection B.B. King 2
2001 Blues Giant Best Selections 1 B.B. King 1
2001 B.B. King & Friends B.B. King 1
2001 Gold B.B. King 1
2002 Classic Masters: B.B. King B.B. King 1
2002 The Vintage Years B.B. King 1
2002 B.B. Boogie B.B. King 1
2002 Blue on Blues B.B. King / Pee Wee Crayton 1
2002 Got The Blues B.B. King 1
2003 Blues Masters -- B.B. King B.B. King 1
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: B.B. King B.B. King 1
2003 B.B. King - Blues Classics B.B. King 1
2003 Portrait B.B. King 1
2004 A Proper Introduction to B.B. King: Woke Up This Morning B.B. King 1
2004 King of the Blues B.B. King 1
2004 Featuring Riley B. King B.B. King 1
2004 Timeless Classics B.B. King 1
2005 Blues Boy B.B. King 1
2005 The Ultimate Collection B.B. King 2
2005 Mr. Blues/Confessin' the Blues B.B. King 1
2005 Original Greatest Hits B.B. King 1
2005 Bluer Than Blue B.B. King 1
2005 Shake It Up and Go B.B. King 1
2005 The Blues Biography B.B. King 1
2006 Gold B.B. King 1
2006 BB's Blues B.B. King 1
2006 Bd Blues - B.B. King B.B. King 1
2006 Blues B.B. King 1
2007 The Best of the Early Years B.B. King 1
2007 The Birth of a King B.B. King 1
2007 Why I Sing the Blues (Past Perfect) B.B. King 1
2007 Colour Collection B.B. King 1
2007 The Essential BB King B.B. King 1
2008 The Complete Collection B.B. King 1
2008 Greatest Hits B.B. King 1
2008 Anthology B.B. King 1
2008 Fundamentals B.B. King 1
2009 Electric Blues B.B. King 1
2009 L.A. Midnight / To Know You Is to Love You B.B. King 1
2009 Maailman tähdet: B.B. King B.B. King 1
2011 ICON B.B. King 1
2012 The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: B.B. King: Birth of a Legend B.B. King 1
2012 The King of Blues: Essential Collection B.B. King 1
2013 B.B. King Wails B.B. King 1
2013 The Indispensable: 1949-1962 B.B. King 1
2014 The Absolute Masterpieces B.B. King 1
2014 Blues Will Never Die B.B. King 1
2014 Anthology (2014 Compilation) B.B. King 1
2014 Eight Classic Albums B.B. King 1
2015 Complete Recordings 1949–1962 B.B. King 1
2015 Milestones Of A Blues Legend B.B. King 1
2015 Here's One You Didn't Know About: From the RPM & Kent Vaults B.B. King 1
2016 The King’s Blues Box B.B. King 2
2016 King of the Blues (Cleopatra Blues) B.B. King 1
20 Golden Classics B.B. King 1
B.B. Boogie: 18 Greatest Hits From His Early Years B.B. King 1
B.B. King Collector's Edition B.B. King 1
Black Jack: 21 Essential Classics B.B. King 1
Blues 'n' Jazz / Electric B.B. King B.B. King 1
Blues Kingpins (Made in Mississippi) B.B. King 1
Blues You Can Use B.B. King 1
Classics B.B. King 1
Classics B.B. King 1
Confessin' the Blues B.B. King 1
Confessin' the Blues B.B. King 1
Golden Legends B.B. King 1
Great Moments With B.B. King B.B. King 1
He's Dynamite! B.B. King 1
Jazz & Blues: B.B. King B.B. King 1
King of the Blues B.B. King 1
Les Legendes Du Blues B.B. King 1
Live & Otherwise B.B. King 1
More B. B. King B.B. King 1
My Kind of Blues B.B. King 1

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