OverviewB.B. King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earned the unmitigated praise of the music industry and its followers to carry the title "King of the Blues." Prejudice and segretation has stained the lives of countless Black persons, and B.B. "Riley" King mad sure that through his music, he never allowed it to mar his spirit... this is the essence of the story that makes up this astoundingly beautiful, extremely informative, and visually captivating film. Filmed on location all over America, as well as in the UK, this picture brings to life the heat-and-gin-soaked plantations where it all began, with full cooperation of the B.B. King Museum.
B.B. King, Bruce Willis, Carlos Santana