B.B. King celebrated with new vinyl box set

bb king vinyl

To celebrate the life and music of the pioneering blues legend B.B. King, who sadly passed away earlier this year, a deluxe vinyl compilation box set has been announced. ‘Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr B.B. King’ features some of his finest and most treasured work including ‘The Thrill is Gone’, ‘Caldonia’, ‘How Blue Can You Get?’ and an incredible live version of ‘Sweet Sixteen’, all gloriously remastered. Released on 6th November, it is surely a fine way to honour such an influential musical icon.

Blues pioneer BB King passes away

B.B. King In Concert - San Rafael, CA

Legendary blues guitarist BB King has passed away at age 89 after a recent battle with diabetes related illness. He was one of the first trailblazers of blues music and has outlasted all his contemporaries. Up until recently he would play over 100 shows a year with his signature black Gibson ES 355, nicknamed ‘Lucille’, which in his gifted hands has become one of the most famous guitars in music history. He is second only to Robert Johnson as the greatest and most influential blues musician and has inspired such other great guitarists as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Joe Walsh, Peter Green and Gary Moore. He was a figurehead for his genre, the last of his generation and he will be sorely missed.