B. B. King (b. September 16, 1925 in Itta Bena, Mississippi; died May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas) was a U.S. blues guitarist and songwriter. He is among the most respected electric guitarists; Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third in its list of the hundred greatest guitarists of all time.
Born as Riley B. King, he began broadcasting his music live on a Memphis radio station called WDIA. At first, he used the name The Peptikon Boy on air, which later was changed to The Beale Street Blues Boy, and then further shortened to just Blues Boy or B.B. Read more on Last.fm
2012 The Life of Riley (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2012 Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. B.B. King
2011 The Classic Years, Vol. 2
2009 B.B. King Live
2009 Live / Fillmore East - New York, NY June 19, 1971
2008 Live At the BBC
2008 One Kind Favor (Bonus Track Version)
2008 The Complete Collection
2008 One Kind Favor
2008 B.B. King: Live
2007 B.B. King & Friends
2007 I Like to Live the Love (Live)
2007 Why I Sing the Blues
2007 Six Silver Strings
2006 The Fabulous B.B. King
2006 Mr. Blues
2006 Heart & Soul
2006 Blues Kingpins: B.B. King
2006 My Sweet Angel
2006 The Great B.B. King
2006 Gold: B.B. King
2003 Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: B.B. King
2002 Classic Masters: B.B. King
2001 Live at San Quentin
2001 A Christmas Celebration of Hope
2000 Riding With the King
2000 Makin' Love Is Good for You
1999 Let the Good Times Roll: the Music of Louis Jordan
1999 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of B.B. King
1998 Blues On the Bayou
1998 Greatest Hits
1997 Deuces Wild
1996 How Blue Can You Get?: Classic Live Performances, 1964-1994
1994 Do the Boogie! B.B. King's Early 50s Classics
1994 Heart to Heart
1992 Best of B.B. King & Bobby Bland (Live)
1992 Best of Bobby Bland, B.B. King and Little Junior Parker
1991 Live at the Apollo
1991 The Best of B.B. King
1991 Spotlight On Lucille
1991 There Is Always One More Time
1988 King of the Blues: 1989
1983 Blues 'n' Jazz
1982 Love Me Tender
1982 Love Me Tender
1981 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
1980 Live "Now Appearing" At Ole Miss
1979 Take It Home
1978 Midnight Believer
1977 King Size
1976 Together Again...Live
1972 Guess Who
1971 Live In Japan
1969 Live & Well
1968 Blues On Top of Blues
1965 Confessin' the Blues
1963 Blues In My Heart
1963 The Soul of B.B. King
1962 Easy Listening Blues
1961 More B.B. King
1961 My Kind of Blues
1960 King of the Blues
1959 B.B. King Sings Spirituals
1958 B.B. King Wails
1957 Singin' the Blues
1957 The Blues
Mar 14, 2018
Did anyone catch B.B. on tour with Tedeschi Trucks Band in 2012?
Mar 12, 2018
Say goodbye to your #MondayBlues with "Tonight I'm Gonna Make You A Star" off the 1979 release, 'Take It Home'.
Mar 10, 2018
Start your weekend with B.B. and Jeff Beck.
Mar 06, 2018
Don't waste the day away....
Feb 28, 2018
Learn how to solo like The King of the Blues.
Feb 26, 2018
Relix's Instagram 2.25.18:
15 years ago yesterday, the great B.B. King joined Phish on stage in New Jersey for a trio of blues classics.
A few years before, Trey Anastasio joined forces with The Roots to back up King for the IMAX film ‘All Access.’ #Relix publisher Peter Shapiro shares his memory of putting that iconic collaboration together: “It was going to be filmed in IMAX, so i wanted to try to create the coolest collaboration I could pull off. B.B. was the first one on board, and his people were open to having some guest musicians join him. The Roots had been playing Wetlands during that period , and I’m obviously a huge fan of Trey, so I went to put them all together—and it was magic. When they were rehearsing ‘Rock Me Baby,’ we started recording and ended up using that. It was a great moment.” | 📷: @jeffkravitz
Feb 22, 2018
For Black History Month, Josh Richardson of the Miami Heat discusses how B.B. was able to, "fly on the wings of music to elevate his life to unforeseen heights."
Feb 20, 2018
In honor of President's Day, here's B.B. receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006.
Feb 13, 2018
This print by Gary Houston promoted a B.B. and Etta James show in Troutdale, OR.
Let's see photos of your favorite B.B. art or posters in the comments!
Feb 09, 2018
Part 3 of B.B. King, Live from Casino De Montreux features B.B's take on ELVIS PRESLEY's 'Love Me Tender'.
Feb 06, 2018
Wise words from The King of the Blues.
Feb 01, 2018
Part 2 of B.B. King, Live from Casino De Montreux features performances of 'I Like To Live The Love' and 'Guess Who'.
Jan 29, 2018
Congratulations to all of last night's Recording Academy / GRAMMYs winners!
Jan 25, 2018
Part 1 of B.B. King, Live from Casino De Montreux features performances of 'Let The Good Times Roll' and 'Don't Answer the Door.'
Jan 22, 2018
Say goodbye to your #MondayBlues and listen to B.B.'s advice, 'Respect Yourself.'
Jan 18, 2018
Eric Krasno posted this #TBT from B.B.'s 75th birthday on his Instagram. Can you identify the lead guitarist seated next to B.B.?
Jan 17, 2018
Have you picked up your limited edition B.B. King t-shirt yet?
Jan 16, 2018
Hey guitar heads, which is your Lucille of choice?
Jan 16, 2018
#TBT to B.B.'s 2012 tour of Florida and North Carolina.
Jan 08, 2018
Say goodbye to your #MondayBlues with 'You Are My Sunshine,' live from Tennessee in 2006.