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B. B. King: Number 1 Bluesman

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 55 min
Event Type: Documentary Program Origin: KPFA

A documentary on B. B. King, the great blues singer and guitarist. It includes examples of his music as well as excerpts from an interview with Dan McClosky and Bill Newell, in which he discusses his early career, musical influences, and interest in jazz guitar. (from KPFA Folio)

Musical Selections:  Every Day I Have the Blues / B. B. King -- Blind Love / B. B. King -- Root Doctor Blues [excerpt] / Doctor Clayton -- Got’em Bad [excerpt] / B. B. King -- [excerpt of an unidentified instrumental] / T Bone Walker -- Blues for Ike [excerpt] / Django Reinhardt -- Stompin’ at the Savoy / Charlie Christian -- [excerpt of an unidentified solo] / Johnny Moore -- Every Day I Have the Blues / B. B. King with the Count Basie Band -- [unidentified jazz guitar instrumental] / B. B. King -- [unidentified guitar solo] / B. B. King -- Lucille [?, excerpt] / B. B. King -- Don’t Answer the Door / B. B. King
Performers:  B. B. King, guitar and vocals (all selections except those below)
T Bone Walker, guitar (instrumental)
Django Reinhardt, guitar (Ike)
Charlie Christian, guitar (Stompin)
Johnny Moore, guitar (solo)
Genres:  Popular Music; Jazz
Subject:  King, B. B. ; Walker, T-Bone, 1910-1975; Reinhardt, Django, 1910-1953; Christian, Charlie, 1916-1942; Moore, Johnny ; Ace, Johnny; Blues (Music); Jazz
People:  McClosky, Dan ; Newell, Bill; King, B. B.; Clayton, Doctor; Walker, T-Bone, 1910-1975; Reinhardt, Django, 1910-1953; Christian, Charlie, 1916-1942; Moore, Johnny
First Broadcast Date:  11/22/1969
 
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