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B.B. King Discography :

Birth name Riley B. King
Also known as B.B. King
Born September 16, 1925 (1925-09-16)
Origin Itta Bena, Mississippi, US
Genres Blues, electric blues, blues-rock, Memphis blues, soul-blues, rock and roll

King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, a small town near Indianola, Mississippi. His parents were Alfred King and Nora Ella King. While singing in a local gospel group, at the age of twelve Riley bought his first guitar for $15.00. In 1943 King left Indianola to work as a tractor driver.

King went to Memphis, Tennessee in 1946, looking for a cousin, Bukka White, who took him in for the next ten months. However, after a few months of hardship he returned to Mississippi, where he decided to prepare himself better for the next visit and returned to Memphis two years later. Initially he worked at the local R&B radio station WDIA as a singer and disc jockey, where he gained the nickname "Beale Street Blues Boy", later shortened to "B.B." It was there that he first met T-Bone Walker. "Once I'd heard him for the first time, I knew I'd have to have [an electric guitar] myself. 'Had' to have one, short of stealing!", he said.

Albums :

B.B.King - King of the Blues [4 CD box set]
Disc 1 - (1949-1966)
Disc 2 - (1966-1969)
Disc 3 - (1969-1975)
Disc 4 - (1976-1991)
1957-Singin` The Blues
1958-The Blues
1968-Blues On Top Of Blues
1969-Completely Well
1971-B.B. King in London
1972-Guess Who
1973-The Best of B.B. King
1983-Why I Sing The Blues
1985-Six Silver Strings
1988-When Love Comes To Town
1991-Blues Is King
1991-Live At The Apollo
1991-There Is Always One More Time
1994-How Blue Can You Get
1995-Lucille & Friends
1997-Deuces Wild
1997-Live At The Regal
1998-Take It Home
1999-Let the Good Times Roll The Music of Louis Jordan
2006-B.B. King Sings Spirituals
2008-One Kind Favor