B.B. King

Riley B. King, 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". 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 Itta Bena, 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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Rock Me Baby (feat. Eric Clapton)Contemporary Blues6:38
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Key to the HighwayRiding With The King3:39
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Ten Long YearsRiding With The King4:40
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I Wanna BeRiding With The King4:45
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Three O'Clock BluesRiding With The King8:36
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In The Midnight HourA Night Of Blues4:10
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The Thrill Is GoneA Night Of Blues7:00
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Marry YouRiding With The King4:59
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I'd Rather Go BlindA Night Of Blues6:03
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FinaleA Night Of Blues0:50
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