Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|The Thrill is Gone||1969||3,970|
|Sweet Little Angel||1956||25,362|
|Rock Me Baby||1964||24,771|
|Please Love Me||1956||26,945|
|Paying The Cost to Be The Boss||1991||23,212|
|Three O'clock Blues||1986||33,348|
|Ain't Nobody Home||1971||29,950|
|You Upset Me Baby||1956||34,465|
|Back Door Santa||2003||65,427|
|Everyday I Have The Blues||1956||42,665|
|Full Name at Birth||Riley B. King|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1925|
|Birthplace||Itta Bena, Mississippi|
|Height||5' 9¾" (177 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Music Style||Soul-Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Early R&B, R&B, Memphis Blues, Regional Blues|
|Music Mood||Earnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Passionate, Wistful, Reflective, Gritty, Dramatic, Sophisticated, Intimate, Organic, Laid-Back/Mellow, Poignant, Rollicking, Elegant, Stylish, Earthy, Cheerful, Happy, Confident, Joyous|
|Instrument||Guitar, Songwriter, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Leader|