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B.B. King

June 18th, 2012

Birth Name:
Riley B. King

B.B. King


Years Active:
'40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s


B.B. King
B.B. King
Electric Blues
Electric Blues

B.B. King


Universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. His bent notes and staccato picking style have influenced legions of contemporary bluesmen, while his gritty and confident voice — capable of wringing every nuance from any lyric — provides a worthy match for his passionate playing. Between 1951 and 1985, King notched an impressive 74 entries on Billboard's R&B charts, and he was one of the few full-fledged blues artists to score a major pop hit when his 1970 smash "The Thrill Is Gone" crossed over to mainstream success (engendering memorable appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand). Since that time, he has partnered with such musicians as Eric Clapton and U2 while managing his own acclaimed solo career, all the while maintaining his immediately recognizable style on the electric guitar.

Top Albums

B.B. Blues, B.B. King
1. B.B. Blues
80, B.B. King
2. 80
Complete Collection, B.B. King
3. Complete Col..
Greatest Hits, B.B. King
4. Greatest Hit..
Riding With the King, B.B. King
5. Riding With ..
One Kind Favor (Bonus Track Version), B.B. King
6. One Kind Fav..
Live at the Regal, B.B. King
7. Live at the ..
Live in Cook County Jail, B.B. King
8. Live in Cook..
Deuces Wild, B.B. King
9. Deuces Wild
Blues on the Bayou, B.B. King
10. Blues on the..
A Christmas Celebration of Hope, B.B. King
11. A Christmas ..
B.B. King, B.B. King
12. B.B. King
Indianola Mississippi Seeds, B.B. King
13. Indianola Mi..
Together for the First Time...Live, B.B. King
14. Together for..
Lucille, B.B. King
15. Lucille
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of B.B. King, B.B. King
16. 20th Century..
Live at San Quentin, B.B. King
17. Live at San ..
Together Again...Live, B.B. King
18. Together Aga..
20th Century Masters - The Christmas Collection: The Best of B.B. King, B.B. King
19. 20th Century..
B.B. King: Live, B.B. King
20. B.B. King: L..

Top Songs

Thrill Is Gone (1969 Single Version)Complete Collection5:24$1.29
Thrill Is Gone805:01$1.29
Thrill Is GoneB.B. King5:00$0.99
Need Your Love So Bad803:56$1.29
When Love Comes to TownRattle and Hum4:14$1.29
When Love Comes to TownGreatest Hits4:12$1.29
Thrill Is Gone (1969 Single Version)20th Century Masters - The ..5:27$1.29
Three O'Clock BluesRiding With the King8:36$1.29
Riding With the KingRiding With the King4:24$1.29
Let the Good Times Roll (1976 / Live..Complete Collection5:49$1.29
Sinner's PrayerGenius Loves Company4:23$0.99
Why I Sing the BluesGreatest Hits8:40$1.29
How Blue Can You Get? (1970 Cook Cou..Live in Cook County Jail5:12$1.29
Why I Sing the BluesComplete Collection8:36$1.29
Paying the Cost to Be the BossComplete Collection2:32$1.29
Sweet Sixteen, Pts. 1 & 2 (1966 ..Complete Collection6:10$0.99
How Blue Can You Get? (Single Versio..Complete Collection2:40$1.29
When Love Comes to TownBest of 1980-19904:18$1.29
CaldoniaB.B. King3:26$0.99
Come Rain or Come ShineRiding With the King4:11$1.29
Hold On I'm ComingRiding With the King6:18$1.29
Early In the Morning804:47$0.99
Rock This House803:06$0.99
Funny How Time Slips Away804:08$0.99
Thrill Is Gone (1969) [Single]Greatest Hits5:28$1.29

Top Music Videos

The Thrill Is Gone, B.B. King
1. The Thrill Is ..
The Thrill Is Gone (Live), B.B. King
2. The Thrill Is ..
Sweet Sixteen (Live from Africa), B.B. King
3. Sweet Sixteen ..
Why I Sing the Blues (Live In Africa), B.B. King
4. Why I Sing the..
The Thrill Is Gone (Live In Africa), B.B. King
5. The Thrill Is ..
I Believe In My Soul (Live In Africa), B.B. King
6. I Believe In M..
Ain't Nobody Home (Live In Africa), B.B. King
7. Ain't Nobody H..
I Like to Live the Love (Live In Africa), B.B. King
8. I Like to Live..
To Know You Is to Love You (Live In Africa), B.B. King
9. To Know You Is..
The Thrill Is Gone (Ed Sullivan Show/Live/1970), B.B. King
10. The Thrill Is ..
Guess Who (Live In Africa), B.B. King
11. Guess Who (Liv..


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