Bing Search

B.B. King

Born: Sep 16, 1925 in Indianola, MS
User rating: 
715 Ratings
Rate this artist:
Genre: Blues, R&B
Biography: Universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. His bent notes and staccato picking style have influenced legions of contemporary bluesmen, while his gritty and confident voice -- capable ...Read full biography
Live At The Regal [1997 Reissue]
Released: 1965
Label: Geffen
Critics' Rating:
B.B. King is not only a timeless singer and guitarist, he's also a natural-born entertainer, and on Live at the Regal the listener is treated to an exhibition of all three of his talents. Over percolating ...Read full review
Live In Cook County Jail [1998 Reissue]
Released: 1971
Label: Geffen
Critics' Rating:
B.B. King has cut a lot of albums since the success of Live at the Regal. And, like the live shows they document, none of them are any less than solid and professional, hallmarks of King's work aesthetic. ...Read full review
No jail for man arrested amid Philip Seymour Hoffman death probe
Aug 28, 2:25 PM EST
New York musician arrested amid Philip Seymour Hoffman death investigation spared jail time
Carla Bley, Chicago club owner named Jazz Masters
Jun 25, 9:26 AM EST
Arts agency names Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd, Joe Segal as 2015 Jazz Masters
Maya Angelou remembered for her universal appeal
May 28, 1:44 PM EST
Angelou's legacy as boundless as her talent; she was a mentor, a friend, a sage to millions
Arkansas AM station that launched legends returns
May 26, 10:02 AM EST
After nearly 50 years off air, Arkansas radio station that launched blues musicians returns
more on msn music
Miranda Lambert/Pharrell Williams/Janelle Monae
See highlights from this summers' biggest current tours and festivals
Ed Sheeran: From touring with Taylor to a single with Pharrell, British troubadour navigates to pop's mainstream
Most memorable BET moments: Check out six highlights from the 2014 awards' nearly four hour event
Courtney on Kurt: His widow and Hole front woman reveals Cobain was "desperate" to achieve rock stardom
Prince reigns: The funk-rock-pop wizard reveals another full-length set ready to roll out for fans