B.B. King

B.B. King

Highest Rated: 99% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)

Lowest Rated: 9% Species II (1998)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1925

Birthplace: Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA

Arguably the most popular blues recording artist of the 20th century, as well as one of the most significant in the development of the electric guitar, B.B. King was a singer and performer whose voluminous and celebrated body of work helped bring the blues to mainstream audiences. King's sound - at once mournful and ecstatic with its trademark string bending and left-hand vibrato - bridged the gap between the rough-hewn country blues of his home in the Deep South, and the raucous electrified blues of Chicago and Detroit. What King brought to the music was jazz phrasing and soulful, gospel-driving singing that found favor with audiences who normally would not truck with the blues; in turn, he became an international favorite and Grammy winner 15 times over. Up until his death on May 14, 2015, King continued recording, performing and bringing his inimitable presence and music to listeners around the world, ensuring his well-earned status as King of the Blues.

Highest rated movies

When We Were Kings
Blues Brothers 2000

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
99% 98% Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Self,
Music Performer
$2.3M 2021
89% No Score Yet Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story Self $25.4K 2018
86% 85% BB King: The Life of Riley Self - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music for Mandela Unknown (Character) - 2013
19% 14% Dark Streets Original Music $11.0K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 81% Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues: A Musical Journey Unknown (Character) - 2002
78% No Score Yet All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Self $995.1K 2001
75% 91% Genghis Blues Self $323.9K 1999
9% 18% Species II Original Song $19.2M 1998
47% 37% Blues Brothers 2000 Malvern Gasperon (Character) $14.0M 1998
98% 94% When We Were Kings Unknown (Character) $2.7M 1996
55% 76% Heart and Souls Self $16.4M 1993
62% 86% U2 Rattle and Hum Self $8.6M 1988
65% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Self $388.2K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Medicine Ball Caravan Self - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Medicine Ball Caravan Self - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jazz Casual: B.B. King Unknown (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soundstage Music Performer 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Classic Albums Self 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
17% No Score Yet Baywatch Nights Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 99% Married ... With Children Street Singer (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 54% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 100% Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970 1972