All The King’s Men
Performing up to 300 nights a year and traveling the world over, the B.B. King Orchestra has played before more blues fans than perhaps any blues band in history. Notable artists in their own right, members of the B.B. King Orchestra span multiple musical generations and have played with musicians from Sonny Stitt and Stevie Wonder to Duke Ellington and Hank Williams Jr. Living Blues recently spoke with the current members of the B.B. King Orchestra to learn about their individual personal histories and unique journeys as the force behind the world’s greatest blues entertainer
Voices From The Past
From the time B.B. King moved to Memphis and formed his first band, dozens of musicians have played in his band. We went in search of several of the past band members and gave them a chance to tell their stories of working with the King.
Hidden Treasures Of The King
When the new B.B. King Museum in Indianola, Mississippi, opened in September 2009 blues fans were treated to a treasure trove of rare and previously unseen photographs and memorabilia from the life of B.B. King. The state of the art, multi-million dollar facility is one of the highlights for any blues fan visiting Mississippi. We offer a peak inside.
Live At The Regal
LB takes a look back at the quintessential live B.B. King album.
New releases by Bobby Jones, Ruthie Foster, and Cyril Neville.
Reissues from Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, and Bobby Womack.
New DVDs of the American Folk Blues Festival and Ike Turner.
Cover photo by Tom Davis