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How to buy B.B. King

Fred Dellar, MOJO, March 1998

HE’S FILED under ‘Blues’. Which is convenient. But Riley ‘Blues Boy’ King can be anything you want him to be — king of the juke live, a soulman of sorts, a giant of jazz, a guitar hero, even an old-school crooner. Take your pick. B.B.’s prolific. And then some. Any attempt to bundle his complete output on CD would probably result in the first crated set.

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