Riley “B.B.” King, nicknamed "B.B.” for ‘Beale Street Blues Boy,' was a giant of the electric guitar whose iconic artistry and charisma lifted him from the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta to the apex of the American blues. He named his guitars - mostly electric black Gibsons - "Lucille." The legendary (singer/songwriter and record producer) performed and recorded decades of musical hits, including “The Thrill is Gone” and “Three O’Clock Blues.” Winning 15 Grammy Awards and selling more than 40 million records worldwide. King recieved an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Yale University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, amoung his many accolades.
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Volume 1 portrays 35 outstanding musical legends that have shaped and continue to inspire America’s rich jazz tradition.
Volume 2 portrays 35 outstanding musical Blues legends that have helped begin most other forms of music.