The B.B. King Reader: 6 Decades of Commentary
Richard Kostelanetz, Jesse Reiswig
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 330 pages
B.B. King is a national treasure. For more than five decades, he has been the consummate blues performer. His unique guitar playing, powerful vocals, and repertoire of songs have taken him from tiny Itta Bena, Mississippi, to worldwide renown. In this comprehensive volume, the best articles, interviews and reviews about B.B. King's life and career have been gathered. Learn how he first made his mark as a disc jockey in Memphis hawking "Pepticon" elixir and taking the moniker of the "Beale Street Blues Boy"; trace his early tours and recordings; see him be swept up in the blues revival; and finally, enjoy his fame as the greatest living exponent of the blues style.
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A GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY 2000
THE BLUES 1964
URBAN STYLES THE SECOND MOVE TOWARDS AMERICA AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOUL 1972
FROM ITTA BENA TO FAME 1952
How Blue Can You Get?
RAPPING WITH THE KING 197O
BB KING 1971
BB KING JOHN LEE HOOKER 1993
BB KING 1980 1991
ANALYSIS OF BB KINGS GUITAR STYLE 1987
Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
E PLURIBUS BLUESMAN 1991
IN THE STUDIO JANUARY 71991
KEEP THE HAMMER DOWN 1996
Notes on Selected Recordings
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