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American Masters: B.B. King - The Life Of Riley Blu-ray
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The only documentary ever done on this last of the blues legends. Narrated by Morgan Freeman, directed by Jon Brewer this visually stunning picture has an astounding list of contributors (aside from King himself), Bono, Eric Clapton, Bruce Willis, Bonnie Raitt, Dr John , Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and appearances by Mick Jagger and President Obama.
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Quintessential B.B. from American Masters

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The "Life of Riley" literally doubled the great deal I already knew about the life BB King. Having spent a fair amount of time in the Mississippi Delta myself, I found I'd crossed the path of his early life in many places. In the late '60s my own R&B bands 'tried' to play his music; in actuality more a tribute than a quality 'cover' as it were... I found my eyes welling with tears on several occasions during the program, becoming streams by the end. If you think you 'knew' the man, or even half-way appreciate his pioneering work, you will find this video most informative, gratifying, satisfying, and perhaps even inspirational. At age 63 a long time fan of American Masters, I can recall no finer a biography, nor one that touched my heart as profoundly. Going forward I'll purchase numerous copies for myself, family, and friends. A veritable feast for a true fan, none finer in my humble opinion. Get it!

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