WorldCat Identities

King, B. B.

Overview
Works: 1,970 works in 4,286 publications in 5 languages and 53,478 library holdings
Genres: Blues (Music)  Biography  Blues-rock music  Country music  Popular music  Rhythm and blues music  Soul music  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Performer, Author, Instrumentalist, Composer, Interviewee, Singer, Commentator, Other, Lyricist, Musician, Author of introduction, Actor, Host, Narrator
Classifications: ML420.K473, 782.421643
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by B. B King
Live at the Regal by B. B King( Recording )

86 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius loves company by Ray Charles( Recording )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enhanced CD. Program notes included. Ray Charles, vocals and piano; in duets with various performers
Riding with the King by B. B King( Recording )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collaboration between rock and blues legends Eric Clapton and B.B. King includes signature songs such as Three O'Clock Blues; Help the Poor; and more
The best of B.B. King by B. B King( Recording )

84 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One kind favor by B. B King( Recording )

20 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest and most respected blues guitarists presents a mixture of old blues covers from his early influences, which is meant to sound similar to his recordings from the 1950s
Play [the guitar album] by Brad Paisley( Recording )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paisley's seventh studio album is his first instrumental album. Features a variety of music styles, including jazz and heavy metal, as well as guests such as Keith Urban, Buck Owens, and B.B. King
John Henry( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the legend of John Henry, the mightiest, doggone greatest nation builder the country's ever seen, who single-handedly defeats the steam drill in a steel-driving competition
The best of 1980-1990 by U2 (Musical group)( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This album spans the decade and reaches back to 1980's I Will Follow, and follows the group's path throughout the decade to their most dazzling 1988's magnified Rattle and Hum
Complete Clapton by Eric Clapton( Recording )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time, Eric Clapton's complete career, from Cream to his solo work, is chronicled in one greatest hits collection. Included are such rock classics as I Feel Free; Layla; Tears in Heaven; and more
Blues on the bayou by B. B King( Recording )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living proof by Buddy Guy( Recording )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features special guests B.B. King and Carlos Santana. The first single, Stay Around a Little Longer, finds Buddy working the first time with the legendary B.B King on a studio release
Playin' with my friends Bennett sings the blues by Tony Bennett( Recording )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New millennium blues party( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

80 by B. B King( Recording )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deuces wild by B. B King( Recording )

25 editions published between 1172 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memphis blues by Cyndi Lauper( Recording )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"3 out of 4... Lauper freshens up even a much-worn blues..."--USA Today
Blue moo 17 jukebox hits from way back never by Sandra Boynton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammy-nominated Sandra Boynton's 2008 release is her first since 2004's Philadelphia Chickens. It recreates the fabulous jukebox era with a stack of tunes written by Boynton and her songwriting partner, Michael Ford
Last man standing by Jerry Lee Lewis( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It often seems like there are only two ways for rock, country, and blues veterans to launch comebacks when they're senior citizens: confront mortality head on or surround yourself with superstar guests to help carry you through a half-hearted stroll through your back catalog, scattering a few new tunes along the way. At first glance, Jerry Lee Lewis' Last Man Standing seems to fall into both categories: the title suggests that Jerry Lee is in the mood to take a long look back, and certainly the very concept of the album -- pairing Lewis with 21 other stars for a succession of duets, often on material that his guests either wrote or made famous -- seems like a typical superstar duet record. But the Killer has never been predictable, and nowhere is that truer than it is here, where Jerry Lee treats Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Page, and 16 other stars as he treated the Nashville Teens at {the Star Club in 1964 -- as game amateurs who have to sprint to keep up with the master. This is the only guest-studded superstar album where all the guests bend to the will of the main act, who dominates the proceedings in every conceivable way. Jerry Lee doesn't just run the guests ragged; he turns their songs inside out, too -- and nowhere is that clearer than on the opening "Rock and Roll," the Led Zeppelin classic that is now stripped of its signature riff and sounds as if it were a lost gem dug out of the Sun vaults. Far from struggling with this, Jimmy Page embraces it, following the Killer as he runs off on his own course -- he turns into support, and the rest of other 20 guests follow suit (with the possible exception of Kid Rock, who sounds like the party guest who won't go home on an otherwise strong version of "Honky Tonk Woman"). The label might sell Last Man Standing on the backs of the duet partners -- after all, it's awful hard to drum up interest in a record by a 71-year-old man no matter how great he is, so you need a hook like superstars -- but the album by no stretch of the imagination belongs to them. This is completely Jerry Lee's show from the second that he calls out, "It's been a long time since I rock & rolled," at the beginning of the record -- and those are true words, since he hasn't rocked on record in a long, long time. Ten years ago he cut the Andy Paley-produced Young Blood, but that was a typically tasteful self-conscious comeback record; it was driven as much by the producer's conception of the artist as it was the artist himself. The opposite is true here, where the production is simple and transparent, never interfering with the performances; it has the welcome effect of making it sound like there is simply no way to tame Jerry Lee, even though he's now in his seventies. And that doesn't mean that this is merely a hard-rocking record, although "Rock and Roll," "Pink Cadillac," and "Travelin' Band" do indeed rock harder than anything he's done since the '70s -- so hard that they stand proudly next to his classic Sun records, even if they don't have the unbridled fire of those peerless sides. No, this album touches on everything that Jerry Lee has done musically through his career, as the furious rock & roll is balanced by pure hardcore country, piledriving boogie-woogie, rambling blues, old-timey folk songs, and, especially, reinterpretations of familiar songs that are so thoroughly reimagined they seem like they were written specifically for Jerry Lee. And he does this the same way he's always done it: by singing and playing the hell out of the songs. His phrasing remains original and unpredictable, twisting phrases in unexpected ways -- and, yes, throwing his name into the mix frequently, too -- and his piano is equally vigorous and vital. This is a record that stays true to his music, and in doing so, it's not so much a comeback as it is a summation: a final testament from a true American original, one that explains exactly why he's important. But that makes Last Man Standing sound too serious, as if it were one of those self-consciously morbid Johnny Cash records -- no, this is a record that celebrates life, both in its joys and sorrows, and it's hard not to see it as nothing short of inspiring. Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 50 musicians gather in New York City to celebrate 100 years of the blues in this Blues Music Foundation benefit concert
When we were kings the untold story of the Rumble in the Jungle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire. Includes a music festival featuring America's top African American performers, James Brown and B.B. King
 
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Languages
English (341)

German (15)

Spanish (2)

Chinese (1)

Finnish (1)

Covers
The blues singers : ten who rocked the worldThe arrival of B.B. King : the authorized biographyBlues Boy : the life and music of B.B. KingThe B.B. King treasures : photos, mementos & music from B.B. King's collectionB.B. King : there is always one more timeEvery day I sing the blues : the story of B.B. KingBlues guitar : the men who made the music : from the pages of Guitar player magazineThe B.B. King companion : five decades of commentary