At first glance, BB King may seem somewhat indecisive. Forinstance, he announced that he would never again perform live, onlyto be convinced later to go on a world tour. Whatever the case,this giant from Indianola, Mississippi, is a pioneer of the bluesand in a class of his own. With his guitar, which he has namedLucille, he has created countless classics. In 1988, he recordedthe song When Love Comes to Town with the pop band U2 and he nowhas a following among a younger generation of fans. In 2000, hisduo album Riding with the King, recorded with close friend and fanEric Clapton, became a huge hit.
BB King recorded his first album in 1949 and 60 years later he isstill going strong. According to the critics, his most recent albumOne Kind Favor, released last year, is his best work in years. BBKing's voice is still deep and dark with a catch in it and hisguitar solos are recognizable among thousands. Recently, a museumin his birthplace was dedicated to this living blues legend. Themuseum not only pays tribute to the man but to the whole genre aswell. BB King is the blues personified.