B.B. King, was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, 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 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 performed tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s
~ Blues on the Bayou is the thirty sixth studio album by B. B. King, released in 1998.
In the CD liner notes, B.B. King writes: “Of the many records Lucille and I have had the pleasure of recording over the years, this one is especially close to my heart. It’s also one of the most relaxed and, for me, satisfying
~ Why I Sing the Blues is a 1983 album by the blues guitarist and singer B.B. King. Originally made by MCA Records as a bargain-bin greatest hits compilation, the album is a showcase of King’s best work from the late 1960s and early 1970s.
~ Deuces Wild is the thirty fifth studio album by B.B. King released on November 4, 1997. Every song on the album features a second famous musician including Keith Richards, Tracy Chapman, Willie Nelson & Dr. John.
~ Bobby Bland and B. B. King Together Again…Live is a live album recorded in 1976 at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles
Live in Cook County Jail is a 1971 live album by American blues musician B.B. King, recorded on September 10, 1970, in Cook County Jail in Chicago. Agreeing to a request by jail warden Winston Moore, King and his band performed for an audience of 2,117 prisoners, most of whom were young black men. King’s set list consisted mostly of slow blues songs, which had been hits earlier in his career. When King told ABC Records about the performance, he was advised to bring along press and recording equipment.
Live in Cook County Jail spent thirty-three weeks on the Billboard Top LPs chart, where it peaked at number twenty-five. It also reached number one on the Top R&B chart, King’s only album to do so. In addition to positive reviews from critics, much of the press surrounding Live in Cook County Jail focused on the harsh living conditions in the prison, which led to an eventual reform.
~ The Ultimate Collection is a compilation album by B.B. King, released in 2005. 21 classics from 50 years of recording.
~ ICON – Best of – captures the essence of B.B.’s classic years in a 12 song snapshot for the casual fan