Music Video Monday: B.B. King


This music video Monday, we celebrate a great American.

B.B. King at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1967
  • B.B. King at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1967
From 1949, when he began recording with Sam Philips, until his death in 2015 at age 89, B. B. King was the voice, face, and guitar tone of the Memphis blues. To keep his legacy alive, the B. B. King estate has started a YouTube channel to make the musicians' extensive archive of live performance footage available to the public. Fifty years ago this summer, B.B. headlined the Monterey Jazz festival. Here, for your patriotic enjoyment on this July 4 holiday, is video of the man trading licks with Texas electric blues legend T.-Bone Walker. God bless America!

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