B.B. King

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Highly influential guitarist with a precise yet effortless sounding soft-fingered style, as well as the longest career in blues.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Singin' the Blues
1956 Singin' the Blues Virgin
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King of the Blues
1960 King of the Blues Universal / Virgin
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B.B. King Wails
1960 B.B. King Wails Universal / Virgin
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The Blues
1960 The Blues Virgin
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Sings Spirituals
1960 Sings Spirituals Diablo (UK)
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More
1961 More P-Vine Records
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More B.B. King
1961 More B.B. King Universal / Virgin
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My Kind of Blues
1961 My Kind of Blues EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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A Heart Full of Blues
1962 A Heart Full of Blues P-Vine Records
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Twist with B.B. King
1962 Twist with B.B. King
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Easy Listening Blues
1962 Easy Listening Blues Universal / Virgin
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Blues in My Heart
1962 Blues in My Heart Ace
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Blues for Me
1962 Blues for Me
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Mr. Blues
1963 Mr. Blues Rumble Records
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The Soul of B.B. King
1963 The Soul of B.B. King Universal / Virgin
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Swing Low
1963 Swing Low United Recordings
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Rock Me Baby [Kent]
1964 Rock Me Baby [Kent]
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Let Me Love You
1965 Let Me Love You P-Vine Records
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Live at the Regal
1965 Live at the Regal MCA
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Live! B. B. King on Stage
1965 Live! B. B. King on Stage
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Boss of the Blues
1965 Boss of the Blues P-Vine Records
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Confessin' the Blues
1965 Confessin' the Blues ABC Music
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The Original Sweet Sixteen
1966 The Original Sweet Sixteen
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9 X 9.5
1966 9 X 9.5 United Recordings
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Turn on to B.B. King
1966 Turn on to B.B. King
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Blues Is King
1967 Blues Is King MCA / Universal Special Products
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R&B Soul
1967 R&B Soul Ember
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Blues on Top of the Blues
1968 Blues on Top of the Blues Beat Goes On
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Lucille
1968 Lucille MCA
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The Feeling They Call the Blues, Vol. 2
1969 The Feeling They Call the Blues, Vol. 2 Trio
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Live & Well
1969 Live & Well Beat Goes On
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Completely Well
1969 Completely Well MCA
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The Feeling They Call the Blues
1969 The Feeling They Call the Blues Trio
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The Incredible Soul of B.B. King
1970 The Incredible Soul of B.B. King
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Indianola Mississippi Seeds
1970 Indianola Mississippi Seeds MCA
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In London
1971 In London Beat Goes On
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Live in Cook County Jail
1971 Live in Cook County Jail MCA
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Live in Japan
1971 Live in Japan MCA
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Guess Who
1972 Guess Who MCA
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L.A. Midnight
1972 L.A. Midnight
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To Know You Is to Love You
1973 To Know You Is to Love You MCA
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Friends
1974 Friends Beat Goes On
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Together for the First Time
1974 Together for the First Time Dunhill Compact Classics
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Together for the First Time...Live
1974 Together for the First Time...Live MCA
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Together Again...Live
1976 Together Again...Live MCA
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King Size
1977 King Size ABC Music
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Midnight Believer
1978 Midnight Believer MCA
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Take It Home
1979 Take It Home MCA
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Now Appearing at Ole Miss
1980 Now Appearing at Ole Miss MCA
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Rarest B.B. King
1980 Rarest B.B. King Blues Boy
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There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
1981 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere Geffen / Universal
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Love Me Tender
1982 Love Me Tender MCA
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Kool Jazz Live from Midem
1983 Kool Jazz Live from Midem Who's Who in Jazz
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Blues 'n' Jazz
1983 Blues 'n' Jazz MCA
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Six Silver Strings
1985 Six Silver Strings MCA
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One Nighter Blues
1987 One Nighter Blues Ace
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Introducing B.B. King
1987 Introducing B.B. King MCA
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Across the Tracks
1988 Across the Tracks Ace
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Doing My Thing, Lord
1988 Doing My Thing, Lord Kent
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Lucille Had a Baby
1989 Lucille Had a Baby Ace
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Live at the Apollo
1990 Live at the Apollo GRP
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I Like to Live the Love
1990 I Like to Live the Love MCA
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Rhythm, Blues Soul & Grooves
1990 Rhythm, Blues Soul & Grooves Rounder Select / New Rounder / Rounder
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Live at San Quentin
1991 Live at San Quentin MCA
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There Is Always One More Time
1992 There Is Always One More Time MCA
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Better Than Ever
1993 Better Than Ever Kent
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Blues Summit
1993 Blues Summit MCA
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John Henry
1993 John Henry Rabbit Ears
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Live in Kansas City
1994 Live in Kansas City Charly Records
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Heart to Heart
1994 Heart to Heart GRP
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True Blue
1994 True Blue Sequel
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Sweet Low Sweet Chariot
1995 Sweet Low Sweet Chariot Prime Cuts
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On the Road with B.B King
1996 On the Road with B.B King MCA
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The Masters of the Blues [Delta]
1997 The Masters of the Blues [Delta] Laserlight / Delta Distribution
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Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
1997 Paying the Cost to Be the Boss Laserlight
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Deuces Wild
1997 Deuces Wild MCA
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King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B.B. King
1998 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B.B. King King Biscuit Entertainment
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Blues on the Bayou
1998 Blues on the Bayou MCA
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Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan
1999 Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan MCA
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Makin' Love Is Good for You
2000 Makin' Love Is Good for You SuperBird
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Riding with the King
2000 Riding with the King Audio Fidelity
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A Night in Cannes
2001 A Night in Cannes Purple Pyramid / Cleopatra
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A Christmas Celebration of Hope
2001 A Christmas Celebration of Hope MCA
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Reflections
2003 Reflections MCA
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80
2005 80 Geffen
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Live [Geffen]
2008 Live [Geffen] Geffen
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One Kind Favor
2008 One Kind Favor Geffen
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Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2011
2012 Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2011 Shout! Factory
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My Kind of Blues
My Kind of Blues P-Vine Records
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