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CDs
King of the Blues (1992)
Live at the Regal (1964)

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  1. 36 note-for-note transcriptions of early blue classics from his RPM recordings
    Books/Tab: Blues · 3388 Hits · Posted on 10/4/1999 by Robert Stephens (8)
  2. The Official BB King Website (5.0 Stars · 1 Review)
    The official B.B. King web site
    URL: http://www.bbking.com/
    Musicians: Musician Websites · 3110 Hits · Posted on 6/2/2000 by WholeNote

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Nov 29 2015

Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King and Albert Collins Play "Texas Flood" — Video (5/28/2015)
The recent passing of the great B.B. King has inspired a host of casual blues fans to dig deep into their record collections—or into the depths of their iTunes libraries—to take a quick refresher course on exactly what made King so special, so r...
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Nov 29 2015

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Tosin Abasi and Brendon Small Perform B.B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone" — Video (6/15/2015)
We love when shredders play the blues! As a tribute to B.B. King, who died May 14, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Animals As Leaders' Tosin Abasi and Dethklok's Brendon Small performed King's "The Thrill Is Gone" Friday night at LA's Wiltern theater. ...
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Nov 29 2015

Joe Bonamassa to Honor Albert, Freddie and B.B. King on Three Kings of the Blues Tour (6/22/2015)
Joe Bonamassa is gearing up to deliver a musical tribute to the "Three Kings of the Blues"—Albert, B.B. and Freddie King. The Three Kings Tour, Bonamassa's first-ever U.S. amphitheater tour, will feature covers of tunes by these three late blue...
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Nov 29 2015

Jazz Guitar Corner: B.B. King Blues Lines for Jazz Guitar (5/27/2015)
After learning about B.B. King’s recent passing, I went back and spent some time listening to my old B.B. King records, enjoying spending time with one of my favorite guitarists. While listening to B.B.’s playing for a few hours, I began to hea...
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Nov 29 2015

B.B. King’s Death to Be Investigated as Homicide (5/27/2015)
The Nevada coroner’s office said Monday it will investigate B.B. King’s death as a homicide. King died May 14 at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he lived. His daughters have expressed concerns that his death might be the result of foul play. "Our cor...
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Nov 29 2015

B.B. King, Blues Guitar Legend, Dead at 89 (5/15/2015)
B.B. King, the iconic American blues guitarist known for his velvety voice and sparse, staccato picking style, died Thursday night at age 89. His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in ho...
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Nov 29 2015

B.B. King's Fingering Up Close: "Blues Boys Tune" Live at Montreux in 1993 — Video (6/9/2015)
Although we lost the legendary B.B. King just a few weeks ago, his legacy as a guitar player will live forever. Through videos like this one—an incendiary, up-close-and-personal video of King performing "Blues Boys Tune" at the 1993 Montreux Ja...
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Nov 29 2015

B.B. King Tribute: 10-Year-Old Guitarist Toby Lee Plays "The Thrill Is Gone" — Video (5/27/2015)
Here's one we intended to share last month, when blues legend B.B. King was still in hospice, suffering from diabetes-related health issues. It's a clip of 10-year-old U.K. guitarist Toby Lee performing an instrumental version of King's "The Thr...
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Nov 29 2015

B.B. King Died from Multiple Small Strokes (5/19/2015)
B.B. King’s death was brought on by a series of small strokes that are attributed to Type II diabetes, according to his physician, Darin Brimhall, and Las Vegas coroner John Fudenberg. King’s strokes resulted from reduced blood flow due to chron...
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Nov 29 2015

B.B. King Casually Changes His Guitar String Onstage Without Stopping the Song — Video (5/20/2015)
Here's a little something we picked up from the gang over at Guitar Player. It's a very cool video of the late B.B. King performing “How Blue Can You Get” at Farm Aid on September 22, 1985. What makes this performance so special is what happens ...
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Nov 29 2015

A Critical Analysis of B.B. King's 10 Greatest Guitar Moments (6/10/2015)
Blues guitarist and noted instructor Andy Aledort pays tribute to the late, great B.B. King in the all-new August 2015 issue of Guitar World. Below, he breaks down the legendary guitarist's 10 greatest guitar moments. Be sure to share your thoug...
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Nov 29 2015

100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 33 "The Thrill is Gone" (B.B. King) (5/15/2015)
“I carried this song around in my head for seven or eight years,” B.B. King recalls about “The Thrill Is Gone,” which had been an r&b hit for its author, pianist Roy Hawkins, in 1950. “It was a different kind of blues ballad. I’d been arran...
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Apr 7 2015

B.B. King Hospitalized for Diabetes-Related Dehydration (4/7/2015)
B.B. King has been hospitalized for diabetes-related dehydration, his daughter confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Although King, 89, has battled Type II diabetes for more than 20 years, his daughter, Claudette, told the Times that the blues leg...
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Oct 6 2014

Ailing B.B. King Forced to Cancel Remainder of Tour (10/6/2014)
B.B. King has canceled the final eight performances of his tour after being diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion. According to King's website, the 89-year-old singer/guitarist fell ill Friday night during a performance at the House of Blues...
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Jun 23 2014

Show Review: Tommy Emmanuel at B.B. King Blues Club NYC (6/22/2014)
When a guitar dreams of heaven, it doesn’t necessarily dream of being in the hands of Tommy Emmanuel. It’s not because he isn’t an amazing and adroit player that knows how to deliver an expressive and entertaining show. It’s not because he can’t...
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Sep 16 2013

100 Greatest Guitar Solos: No. 33 "The Thrill is Gone" (B.B. King) (9/16/2013)
“I carried this song around in my head for seven or eight years,” B.B. King recalls about “The Thrill Is Gone,” which had been an r&b hit for its author, pianist Roy Hawkins, in 1950. “It was a different kind of blues ballad. I’d been arrang...
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Jun 13 2013

Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Round 1 — "Machine Gun" (Jimi Hendrix) Vs. "The Thrill Is Gone" (B.B. King) (6/13/2013)
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, sta...
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Apr 30 2013

New Book/CD: Learn the Licks that Made B.B. King the King of the Blues (4/30/2013)
B.B. King, Blues Legend: A Step-by-Step Breakdown of His Guitar Styles and Techniques is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $22.99. This Signature Licks Book/CD Pack will help you learn the guitar licks that made B.B. the undispu...
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Apr 15 2013

Video: Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan and Robert Cray Perform "Every Day I Have the Blues" (4/15/2013)
Eric Clapton's fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival took place this past Friday and Saturday night at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Besides Clapton, this year's lineup included Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, the Allman Br...
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Nov 29 2012

Competition: Win an Epiphone BB King Lucille guitar and BB King: The Life Of Riley DVD (11/29/2012)
Read more about Competition: Win an Epiphone BB King Lucille guitar and BB King: The Life Of Riley DVD at MusicRadar.com Acclaimed documentary BB King: The Life Of Riley has just been released on DVD and Blu-ray. Directed by Jon Brewer and narra...