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B.B. King: The Life of Riley (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | May 2014 (USA)
The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds.

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Jon Brewer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Freeman ... Narrator
B.B. King ... Himself
Bill Cosby ... Himself
Albert King Albert King ... Himself, B. B. King's father (voice) (archive footage)
Lessie Mae Fair Lessie Mae Fair ... Herself
David Matthews David Matthews ... Himself
Sara Betty Lou Henson Sara Betty Lou Henson ... Herself
Bobby Bland ... Himself
John Cadillac Holden John Cadillac Holden ... Himself (as 'Cadillac' John Nolden)
Walter Trout Walter Trout ... Himself
Wayne Cartledge Wayne Cartledge ... Himself
Charles Evers ... Himself
Jo Cartledge Jo Cartledge ... Herself
Delcia Davis Delcia Davis ... Herself
Carver Randle Carver Randle ... Himself
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The untold true American story of an orphan boy from the heart of the Mississippi Delta who rose to music stardom around the world and inspired a generation of fans against all odds.

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Cardinal Releasing | Official site

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

BB King: A Vida de Riley See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Quotes

John Mayall: I would say that Eric
[Clapton]
John Mayall: was most influenced by Freddie King's playing, Mick Taylor was most influenced by Albert King, and Peter Green was most definitely a B B King devotee
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Soundtracks

Blues Boy Tune
Written by B.B. King
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of Universal Music
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The great B. B.King
29 August 2019 | by jimvandemoter-50236See all my reviews

This is a must see if you love the blues, American music or if you want to know where so much of the influences of modern rock came from. I saw him at DTE Music Theater in Pontiac MI and even though it is a huge outdoor venue he made me feel like I was sitting in his living room listening to his stories. That's how great he was, and so many people who are interviewed in this show talk about that same thing. Great documentary.


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