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BB King at 80


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New series 1/4. Robert Cray profiles the most valued living proponent of the blues,
Mississippi -born singer/guitarist BB King (born Riley B King), who turned 80 last Friday. His classics include Woke Up This Morning,
Every Day I Have the Blues, Rock Me Baby and The Thrill Is Gone. Contributors include Ike Turner , John Mayall , Eric Burdon ,
Al Kooper , producer Bill Szymczyk and Gary Moore. Plus a new interview with BB King and input from Calvin Newborn and Calvin Owens , both of whom played in King's first group. This first part recalls King's journey from Mississippi to Memphis. Producer Owen McFadden


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Producer: Bill SzymcZyk
Producer: Gary Moore.
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Producer: Owen McFadden

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