Album artwork for King Of The Blues by BB King

KING OF THE BLUES was the sixth of B.B. King's twelve Crown LP. There's not a wasted note on this album. From the first bars of I've Got A Right To Love My Baby, King of the Blues defines the revolution that Riley B King wrought in the blues. You can identify precursors: the elegant logic of Lonnie Johnson, the fluid rhythms of Blind Lemon Jefferson and T-Bone Walker and the gospel passion of the Fairfield Four's Sam McCrary are all in the mix, but it took B.B. King to fuse these and other influences in the crucible of his incandescently passionate singing and playing, turning them into a new blues alloy: strong, flexible and beautifully polished.

BB King

King Of The Blues

WaxTime
Album artwork for King Of The Blues by BB King
LP

$22.99

Released 06/20/2019Catalog Number

8436544170992

BB King

King Of The Blues

WaxTime
Album artwork for King Of The Blues by BB King
LP

$22.99

Released 06/20/2019Catalog Number

8436544170992

KING OF THE BLUES was the sixth of B.B. King's twelve Crown LP. There's not a wasted note on this album. From the first bars of I've Got A Right To Love My Baby, King of the Blues defines the revolution that Riley B King wrought in the blues. You can identify precursors: the elegant logic of Lonnie Johnson, the fluid rhythms of Blind Lemon Jefferson and T-Bone Walker and the gospel passion of the Fairfield Four's Sam McCrary are all in the mix, but it took B.B. King to fuse these and other influences in the crucible of his incandescently passionate singing and playing, turning them into a new blues alloy: strong, flexible and beautifully polished.