B.B King

Wow–a classic performance by B.B. King!

Louis nachmansohn | Music & Art

There are a lots of kings in the world but B.B King might be the best of them. The “Blues Boy” is born Riley B. King in Mississipi and is one of the worlds best blues musicians and guitarist. The King of Blues, B.B King. The Thrill Is Gone is a a great blues song and while its not written by B.B King it sure became a major hit with B.B King playing the song.

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Memphis Sounds with George Klein

This looks like a treasure trove of interviews about Memphis music.

Memphis & Shelby County Room

In 2004, the library’s TV station (WYPL) first aired a new show called “Memphis Sounds with George Klein.”  Each month George Klein would sit down with local musicians, legends and others related to the music industry to discuss the past, present, and future of our city’s musical heritage.  We have digitized a few episodes of that show and they are now available for your viewing pleasure on Dig Memphis.  They will eventually be added to our Vimeo channel as well. So if you’d like to hear from Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes, Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge, Sam the Sham, Kallen Esperian and many, many more… take a look and listen.

Memphis Sounds with George Klein – Episode 32 from Dig Memphis on Vimeo.

As G.K. would say, “Rock on, Memphis!”

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