albert king is truly a king of the blues, although he doesn't hold that title (bb does) along with bb and freddie king, albert king is one of the major influences on blues and rock guitar players. Find buddy guy biography and history on allmusic - buddy guy is one of the most celebrated blues with both eric clapton and bb king presenting him with his. Blues musician widely regarded as one of the greatest blues guitarists in music history, he was influential to a bevy of artists including the beatles and eric clapton born riley b king, he was raised on a mississippi plantation he learned to play the guitar during his youth and experienced his. Music, film, tv and political news coverage. Charles sawyer is the author of the first biography of bb king 75 videos play all best of bb king javier alor bb king - why i sing the blues - duration:.
Vote, add to, or comment on the top 10 white blues musicians opened for bb king he was born 8th may 1977 magnificent singer and songwriter as one of the. He is often mentioned as one of the three kings of electric blues guitar, along with albert king and bb king freddie king based his guitar style on texas and chicago influences and was one of the first bluesmen to have a multi-racial backing band onstage with him at live performances. Bb king: bb king, american guitarist and singer who was a principal figure in the development of blues and from whose style leading popular musicians drew inspiration king was reared in the mississippi delta, and gospel music in church was the earliest influence on his singing. Born on a plantation in itta bena, mississippi in 1925, riley b king would start from very humble beginnings his family moved around the area, and the young riley experienced early a life of constant motion as a youngster he was a farm laborer, but drawn to music, he took up the guitar he played.
Bb king stevie ray vaughan when asked what were stevie ray vaughan greatest hits, one would answer all of them stevie ray vaughan guitar is known. Once a farmhand, bb king became one of the world's greatest blues musicians and influenced a generation of young artists with his blistering guitar lines and emotional vocals. And thankfully, riding with the king is true to the best of both bb king and clapton's recordings the john hiatt -penned title cut finds both artists singing and playing guitar along with andy fairweather-low and doyle bramhall ii , the son of stevie ray vaughan 's songwriting partner doyle bramhall. He has been described as one of the three kings of electric blues guitar, along with albert king and bb king he was an influential guitarist with hits for federal records in the early 1960s his soulful and powerful voice and distinctive guitar style inspired countless musicians, particularly guitarists. After that i had to sneak and play my father's guitar he was a bluesman, one of the best around in the area bb king was the greatest influence in my life.
Overview biography songs similar artists cds dvds vinyl blu-ray books the guitar playing on cook county is as good as the man ever bb king also appears in. If bb king was #3, eric patrick clapton was ranked #4 on the list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time he is the only inductee to be placed in the rock and roll hall of fame thrice eric clapton is one of the most famous names you will come across when it comes to blues music. Biography read more riley b king (born september 16, 1925), known by the stage name bb king, is an american blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and fluid, complex guitar playing.
Blues guitarist and noted instructor andy aledort pays tribute to the late, great bb king in the all-new august 2015 issue of guitar world below, he breaks down the legendary guitarist's 10 greatest guitar moments. Bb king - greatest hits if you're young and never heard bb king, spend a few bucks and enjoy the master if you're a blues fan, have this one in your car, i. Read news updates about bb king discover video clips of recent music performances and more on mtv. Bb king, the last of the southern-born blues musicians who defined modern electric blues in the 1950s and would influence scores of rock and blues guitarists, has died he was 89 the.
Instantaneously, seth was looking to artists like t-bone walker, snooks eaglin, and bb king as a wellspring of endless inspiration the rest is history he's released seven albums between 1997 and 2015 breaking into the top 20 of the americana charts and receiving praise from npr, american songwriter, no depression and blues revue , among. Riley b king (born september 16, 1925), known by the stage name bb king, is an american blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and fluid, complex guitar playing. Riley b king, known to the world as larger-than-life blues guitarist bb king, is one of a handful of the most influential bluesmen of the 20th century although king's fluid, muscular guitar tone, and smoky vocals are informed by the mississippi delta that he grew up in, his sound is equal parts electric chicago blues and early jazz guitar.