BB King Vinyl Records Lps For Sale

Check out these new and used BB King vinyl records LPs for sale. BB King is widely considered one of the most important blues musicians in the history of music, and he was inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He was born in Mississippi and first found music and guitar while attending church as a child. His musical career started as a disc jockey in Memphis before discovering his natural talent as a guitarist. King cut his first record in 1949 and spent the next several decades constantly recording  and touring. He developed an intricate method of playing solos that involved fluid string bending and signature shimmery vibrato which has influenced every modern blues guitarist. There are many BB King albums out there, but we recommend starting at the beginning with Singin’ the Blues from 1956 and King of the Blues from 1960.

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B.B. King: The King of Blues

B.B. King, whose real name was Riley B. King, was a towering figure in the world of blues music. Born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bena, Mississippi, he rose from humble beginnings to become a legendary musician known for his soulful voice, emotive guitar playing, and profound influence on the blues and rock ‘n’ roll genres.

Early Life and Musical Beginnings

B.B. King grew up in the Mississippi Delta, surrounded by the rich sounds of the blues. He began his musical journey at a young age, playing the guitar and singing in local gospel choirs. His early life was marked by hardship, and he worked on plantations before embarking on a path that would lead him to the world stage.

The Birth of the Lucille Legend

B.B. King’s beloved guitar, which he famously named “Lucille,” played a pivotal role in his career. The story goes that he named his guitar after a woman whose brawl at a juke joint led to a fire that nearly cost him his life. King’s attachment to Lucille was deep, and it became a symbol of his enduring presence in the world of music.

Rise to Stardom

B.B. King’s rise to stardom began in the 1950s when he signed with the RPM record label. His recording of “Three O’Clock Blues” in 1951 became a massive hit, propelling him into the spotlight. This marked the beginning of a prolific career that spanned over six decades.

Signature Style and Lucille’s Blues

B.B. King’s guitar playing was characterized by its expressive and heartfelt quality. He had an extraordinary ability to make his guitar “sing” with each note. His vibrato technique and bending of guitar strings created a distinctive sound that resonated with audiences around the world.

Songs like “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Every Day I Have the Blues,” and “Sweet Little Angel” are emblematic of his ability to convey deep emotions through his guitar and soulful vocals. These songs have become classics in the world of blues and showcase the depth of his artistry.

Blues Ambassador and Influence

B.B. King’s influence extended beyond his music. He was a true ambassador of the blues, tirelessly touring and sharing the genre’s rich heritage with audiences across the globe. He introduced the blues to a diverse audience, transcending cultural boundaries and bringing its emotional power to the masses.

Crossing Genres and Collaborations

While known primarily for his contributions to the blues, B.B. King’s impact extended to other genres as well. He collaborated with artists from various backgrounds, including rock legends like Eric Clapton, U2, and The Rolling Stones. His ability to seamlessly bridge the worlds of blues and rock played a significant role in introducing the blues to new generations.

Awards and Honors

B.B. King’s contributions to music earned him numerous awards and accolades. He received multiple Grammy Awards, was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and received the Kennedy Center Honors. His name became synonymous with the blues, and his impact on the music world was celebrated and recognized on a grand scale.

Passing and Legacy

B.B. King’s passing on May 14, 2015, marked the end of an era in the blues world. However, his music and legacy continue to thrive. His influence can be heard in the work of countless artists who have been inspired by his emotive guitar playing and heartfelt vocals.

B.B. King’s name will forever be associated with the blues, and his indelible mark on music history ensures that the thrill of his music will never be gone. His enduring legacy as the “King of Blues” lives on through his recordings, the artists he influenced, and the generations of music lovers who find solace and inspiration in the emotional depth of his music.

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