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B.B. King

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. [1]

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A Christmas Celebration of Hope

A Christmas Celebration of Hope is the thirty ninth studio album by American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter B.B. King released in November 2001 through MCA Records.

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ABC Records

ABC Records was an American record label, founded in New York City in 1955 as ABC-Paramount Records.

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African Americans in Mississippi

African Americans in Mississippi are residents of the state of Mississippi who are of African-American ancestry.

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Albert King

Albert King Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known professionally as Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing.

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Allan Holdsworth

Allan Holdsworth (born 6 August 1946) is a British guitarist and composer.

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AllMusic

AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide service website.

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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease (AD), also known as Alzheimer disease, or just Alzheimer's, accounts for 60% to 70% of cases of dementia.

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American Idol

American Idol is an American singing competition series created by Simon Fuller and produced by 19 Entertainment, and is distributed by FremantleMedia North America.

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Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, pp.528-29 is a music hall which is a noted venue for African-American performers.

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Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City.

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Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits (ACL) is an American public television music program recorded live in Austin, Texas, by Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) member television station KLRU, and broadcast on many PBS stations around the United States.

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B.B. King & Friends: 80

B.B. King & Friends: 80 is forty first studio album by B.B. King released in 2005.

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B.B. King in London

B.B. King in London is the nineteenth studio album by B.B. King recorded in London in 1971.

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B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is a Delta blues museum with the mission to "preserve and share the legacy and values of B. B. King, to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta, and to promote pride, hope, and understanding through exhibitions and educated programs.", web site, accessed April 2, 2007 The museum is located at 400 Second Street, Indianola, Mississippi, USA, B.B. King's hometown.

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B.B. King's Bluesville

B.B. King's Bluesville is a Sirius XM Radio channel devoted to Blues music.

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Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States, and the first African American to hold the office.

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Barbara Hendricks

Barbara Hendricks (born November 20, 1948) is an African-American operatic soprano and concert singer.

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Beale Street

Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately.

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Ben Branch

Ben F. Branch (1924 – August 27, 1987) was an American entrepreneur, jazz tenor saxophonist, and bandleader.

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Berclair, Mississippi

Berclair is an unincorporated community located in Leflore County, Mississippi.

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Between the Lions

Between the Lions is a PBS Kids puppet television series designed to promote reading.

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Big K.R.I.T.

Justin Scott (born August 26, 1986), better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (stylized as billboard) is an American music magazine, originally headquartered in New York City, New York and now owned by Prometheus Global Media.

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Black Angel Blues

"Black Angel Blues", also known as "Sweet Black Angel" or "Sweet Little Angel", is a blues standard that has been recorded by numerous blues and other artists.

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Blues

Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Blues Brothers 2000

Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to 1980's The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd.

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Blues Hall of Fame

The Blues Hall of Fame is a music museum located in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Blues on the Bayou

Blues on the Bayou is the thirty sixth studio album by B. B. King, released in 1998.

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Blues on Top of Blues

Blues on Top of Blues is the fourteenth studio album by B.B. King released in 1968 on BluesWay BLS-6011.

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Blues rock

Blues rock is a musical genre combining elements of blues and rock.

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Blues Summit

Blues Summit is the thirty third studio album by B.B. King released in 1993 through the MCA label.

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Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), born Ellas Otha Bates but changed to Ellas McDaniel, was an American R&B and Chicago Blues vocalist and guitarist.

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Bobby Bland

Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland (January 27, 1930 – June 23, 2013), né Brooks, also known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer.

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Bonnaroo Music Festival

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual four-day music festival developed and produced by Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment; since its first year in 2002, it has been held at what is now Great Stage Park on a 700-acre (2.8 km²) farm in Manchester, Tennessee, USA.

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Brown University

Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Bukka White

Booker T. Washington "Bukka" White (November 12, 1909 – February 26, 1977) was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer.

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Bullet Records

At least Five record labels with the name Bullet Records have existed.

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Byblos International Festival

The Byblos International Festival is a Lebanese festival held in Byblos, believed to be the first Phoenician city, founded around 5000 BC.

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Calvin Newborn

Calvin Newborn (born April 27, 1933, Whiteville, Tennessee, United States) is an American jazz guitarist.

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CBS

CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of CBS Corporation.

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Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by the Tribune Publishing Company.

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Chitlin' circuit

The "Chitlin' Circuit" is the collective name given to the string of performance venues throughout the eastern, southern, and upper mid-west areas of the United States that were safe and acceptable for African American musicians, comedians, and other entertainers to perform in during the age of racial segregation in the United States (from at least the early 19th century through the 1960s).

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Christian

A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, an Abrahamic, monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

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Church of God in Christ

The Church Of God in Christ (COGIC) is a Pentecostal Christian denomination with a predominantly African-American membership.

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Clark County, Nevada

Clark County is a county located in southern Nevada.

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CNN

The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

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Completely Well

Completely Well is the seventeenth studio album by blues guitarist B. B. King released in 1969.

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Connecticut

Connecticut is the southernmost state in the region of the United States known as New England.

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Country Music Association

The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Cow and Chicken

Cow and Chicken is an American animated comedy television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, and the third of the network's Cartoon Cartoons.

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Crossroads Guitar Festival

The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held on 30 June 1999 in Madison Square Garden, New York and again in 2004, and 2013.

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Crown Records

Crown Records was a budget albums record label founded as a subsidiary of Modern Records.

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Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Lynn Bowersox (born August 4, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, who was the runner-up on the ninth season of American Idol.

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Cyndi Lauper

Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (born June 22, 1953) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and LGBT activist.

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David Sanborn

David Sanborn (born July 30, 1945) is an American alto saxophonist.

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Deuces Wild (B. B. King album)

Deuces Wild is the thirty fifth studio album by B. B. King released on November 4, 1997.

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Diabetes mellitus type 2

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (formerly noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or adult-onset diabetes) is a metabolic disorder that is characterized by hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) in the context of insulin resistance and relative lack of insulin.

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Diabetic coma

Diabetic coma is a reversible form of coma found in people with diabetes mellitus.

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Doctorate

A doctorate (from Latin docere, "to teach") or doctor's degree (from Latin doctor, "teacher") or doctoral degree is an academic degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) awarded by universities that, in most countries, qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the degree's field, or to work in a specific profession.

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Dr. John

Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack (born November 21, 1940), better known by the stage name Dr.

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EMI

EMI Group Limited, also known as EMI Music or simply EMI, was a British multinational music recording and publishing company, and electronics device and systems manufacturing company, headquartered in London, England.

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Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter.

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Every Day I Have the Blues

"Every Day I Have the Blues" is a blues song that has been performed in a variety of styles.

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Fender Telecaster

The Fender Telecaster, colloquially known as the Tele, is the world's first commercial solid-body, single-cutaway electric guitar made by Fender, typically dual-pickup in configuration.

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Floyd Newman

Floyd Newman is a saxophonist, session musician and bandleader.

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Foxwoods Resort Casino

Foxwoods Resort Casino is a hotel casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation.

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, director, and film producer.

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Freddie King

Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer.

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Freedom of the City

The Freedom of the City is an honour bestowed by a municipality upon a valued member of the community, or upon a visiting celebrity or dignitary.

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Gary Moore

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011) was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer and virtuoso guitarist.

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Geffen Records

Geffen Records is a major American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, which operates as one third of the Interscope Geffen A&M Records label.

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General Hospital

General Hospital (commonly abbreviated GH) is an American daytime television medical drama that is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the third longest-running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light and As the World Turns. Concurrently, it is the world's third longest-running scripted drama series in production after British serials The Archers and Coronation Street, as well as the world's second-longest-running televised soap opera still in production.

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George Coleman

George Edward Coleman (born March 8, 1935) is an American hard bop saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, known chiefly for his work with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock in the 1960s.

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George Duke

George Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres.

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George Jones

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter who achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his most well known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing.

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George W. Bush

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.

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Gibson ES-335

The Gibson ES-335 is the world's first commercial thinline archtop semi-acoustic electric guitar.

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Gibson Guitar Corporation

Gibson Brands, Inc. (formerly Gibson Guitar Corp.) is an American manufacturer of guitars and other instruments, now based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Gladys Knight

Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author.

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Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival is a five-day music festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England.

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Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino

Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino is a 2007 tribute album by various artists to Fats Domino, issued by Vanguard Records.

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Gospel music

Gospel music is a music genre in Christian music.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.

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Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album

The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album was awarded from 1988 to 2011.

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Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to quality country music collaborations for artists who do not normally perform together.

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Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording

The Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording was awarded from 1960 to 1986.

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Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance was awarded between 1968 and 2011.

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Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality pop songs on which singers collaborate.

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Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance was awarded between 1969 and 2011.

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Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance

The Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 1990 and in 1993.

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Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

The Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was awarded between 1970 and 2011.

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Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance was an honor presented to recording artists for quality instrumental rock performances at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards.

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Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album was awarded from 1983 to 2011.

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Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance is an accolade presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally named the Gramophone Awards, to performers of quality traditional R&B vocal performances.

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Grammy Hall of Fame

The Grammy Hall of Fame is a hall of fame to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.

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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and the Grammy Trustees Award, which honors non-performers.

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Greenwood, Mississippi

Greenwood is a city in and the county seat of Leflore County, Mississippi, located at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta, approximately 96 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee.

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Guess Who (album)

Guess Who is the twenty first studio album by B. B. King, released in 1972.

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Guitarist

A guitarist (or a guitar player) is a person who plays the guitar.

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Hal Leonard Corporation

Hal Leonard Corporation is a United States music publishing company founded in Winona, Minnesota, by Harold "Hal" Edstrom, his brother, Everett "Leonard" Edstrom, and fellow musician Roger Busdicker.

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HarperCollins

HarperCollins Publishers LLC is one of the world's largest publishing companies and, alongside Hachette, Holtzbrinck/Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster, is part of the "Big Five" English-language publishing companies.

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Heart and Souls

Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood.

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Heart failure

Heart failure (HF), often referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs.

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Helena, Arkansas

Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas.

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Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is a 1920s amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States that is used primarily for music performances.

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Homicide

Homicide is the act of a human being causing the death of another human being.

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Honorific nicknames in popular music

Honorific nicknames in popular music are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic in nature and are used as a form of expression in the media, or to identify the significance of an artist by fans.

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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart ranks the most popular R&B and hip hop songs in the United States and is published weekly by Billboard.

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Howard Theatre

The Howard Theatre is a historic theater, located at 620 T Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. Opened in 1910, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

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Improvisation

Improvisation is the process of devising a solution to a requirement by making-do, despite absence of resources that might be expected to produce a solution.

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In the Wee Small Hours

In the Wee Small Hours is the ninth studio album by American vocalist Frank Sinatra.

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Indianola Mississippi Seeds

Indianola Mississippi Seeds is B. B. King's eighteenth studio album.

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Indianola, Mississippi

Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta.

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Internet Movie Database

The Internet Movie Database (abbreviated IMDb) is an online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews.

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Interscope Records

Interscope Records is an American record label.

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Inverness, Mississippi

Inverness is a town in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

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Itta Bena, Mississippi

Itta Bena is a city in Leflore County, Mississippi, United States.

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Ivan Neville

Ivan Neville (born August 19, 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and songwriter.

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Jamil Nasser

Jamil Nasser, born George Joyner (June 21, 1932 – February 13, 2010) and also credited on some of Ahmad Jamal's recordings as Jamil Sulieman, was an American jazz musician.

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Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Lawrence Vaughan (born March 20, 1951, Dallas County, Texas, United States) is an American blues rock guitarist and singer based in Austin, Texas.

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Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa (born May 8, 1977) is an American blues rock musician, singer and songwriter.

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Joe Sample

Joseph Leslie "Joe" Sample (February 1, 1939 – September 12, 2014) was an American pianist, keyboard player, and composer.

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John McLaughlin (musician)

John McLaughlin (born 4 January 1942 in Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire, England), also known as Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, is an English guitarist, bandleader and composer.

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Jon Brewer

Jonathan George Brewer (born 30 January 1950) is an English documentary director and producer who was formerly a manager of rock music acts and artists.

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Juke joint

Juke joint (or jook joint) is the vernacular term for an informal establishment featuring music, dancing, gambling, and drinking, primarily operated by African American people in the southeastern United States.

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Kennedy Center Honors

The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture (though they do not need to be U.S. citizens).

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KFFA (AM)

KFFA (1360 AM) is an American radio station licensed by the FCC to serve the community of Helena, Arkansas.

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Kilmichael, Mississippi

Kilmichael is a town in Montgomery County, Mississippi.

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King Biscuit Time

King Biscuit Time is the longest-running daily American radio broadcast in history.

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King Size (B.B. King album)

King Size is the twenty-fourth studio album by B. B. King, released in 1977.

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King's X

King's X is an American rock band that combines progressive metal, funk and soul with vocal arrangements influenced by gospel, blues, and British Invasion rock groups.

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Koko Taylor

Koko Taylor (September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009) was an American Chicago blues singer, whose style also encompassed many genres including electric blues, rhythm and blues and blues and soul blues popularly she was known as the "Queen of the Blues." She was known primarily for her rough, powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings.

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KWEM Radio

KWEM Radio was set up by the KLXR-Razorback Network in 1946, in West Memphis, Arkansas.

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L.A. Midnight

L.A. Midnight is the twentieth studio electric blues album by B. B. King released in 1972.

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Lansing Municipal Airport

Lansing Municipal Airport is a public airport located south of Chicago, in Lansing, a village in Cook County, Illinois, USA.

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Lansing, Illinois

Lansing is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas, (locally, also pronounced as) officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley.

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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (also known as the LVMPD or Metro) is a joint city-county police force for the City of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada.

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Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route.

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Let the Good Times Roll (album)

Let the Good Times Roll: The Music of Louis Jordan is the thirty seventh studio album by B. B. King, released in 1999.

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List of nicknames of blues musicians

The following list of nicknames of blues musicians complements the existing list of blues musicians by referring to their nicknames, stage names and so on, thereby helping to clarify possible confusions arising over artists with similar or exactly the same nicknames.

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Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Verona, New Jersey that provides free music instruction and instruments to under-served public school districts across the United States.

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Live & Well (B.B. King album)

Live & Well is the sixteenth studio album by B. B. King released in 1969.

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Live at San Quentin

Live at San Quentin is a 1990 live album by blues guitarist B. B. King performed at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California.

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Live at the Apollo (B. B. King album)

Live at the Apollo is a Blues album by B.B. King and the Phillip Morris "Super Band" recorded at the famous Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

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Live at the Regal

Live at the Regal is a 1965 live album by American blues guitarist and singer B.B. King.

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Lucille & Friends

Lucille & Friends is a compilation album by B.B. King released in 1995.

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Lucille (album)

Lucille is the fifteenth studio album by blues artist B. B. King.

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Lucille (guitar)

Lucille is the name given to B.B. King's guitar.

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Makin' Love Is Good for You

Makin' Love Is Good for You is thirty eighth studio album B. B. King album released in 2000.

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Manchester, Tennessee

Manchester is a city in Coffee County, Tennessee, United States.

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Married... with Children

Married...

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Mawazine

Mawazine ("Rhythms") is a music festival that takes place annually in Rabat, featuring many international and local music artists.

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MCA Records

MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group (now Universal Music Group), of which MCA Records was still part.

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Memphis Blues (album)

Memphis Blues is the tenth studio album by American singer Cyndi Lauper.

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Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County.

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Midnight Believer

Midnight Believer is the twenty fifth studio blues album by B. B. King released in 1978.

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Mississippi Blues Trail

The Mississippi Blues Trail was created by the Mississippi Blues Commission in 2006 to place interpretive markers at the most notable historical sites related to the birth, growth and influence of the blues throughout (and in some cases beyond) the state of Mississippi.

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Montreux Jazz Festival

The Montreux Jazz Festival (formerly Festival de Jazz Montreux and Festival International de Jazz Montreux) is a music festival in Switzerland, held annually in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline.

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Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman, The New Yorker, July 3, 1978.

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My Kind of Blues

My Kind of Blues is the sixth studio album released by B. B. King in 1961.

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NAACP Image Award

An NAACP Image Award is an accolade presented by the American National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to honor outstanding people of color in film, television, music, and literature.

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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special

The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special: Category:NAACP Image Awards.

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National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence.

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National Heritage Fellowship

The National Heritage Fellowship is a lifetime honor presented to master folk and traditional artists by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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National Medal of Arts

The National Medal of Arts is an award and title created by the United States Congress in 1984, for the purpose of honoring artists and patrons of the arts.

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Nevada

Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

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North Sea Jazz Festival

The North Sea Jazz Festival is an annual festival held each second weekend of July in the Netherlands at the Ahoy venue.

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One Kind Favor

One Kind Favor is B.B. King's 42nd and final studio album.

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OneTouch Ultra

OneTouch Ultra is a blood glucose monitoring device for people with diabetes and is the foundation product for LifeScan's OneTouch Ultra Family of blood glucose monitoring systems.

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Orlando, Florida

Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, and the county seat of Orange County.

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PBS

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.

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Phineas Newborn, Jr.

Phineas Newborn, Jr. (December 14, 1931 – May 26, 1989) was an American jazz pianist, whose principal influences were Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, and Bud Powell.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the "PG", is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Plantation

A plantation is a large piece of land (or water) usually in a tropical or semitropical area where one crop is specifically planted for widespread commercial sale and usually tended by resident laborers.

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Polar Music Prize

The Polar Music Prize is a Swedish international award founded in 1989 by Stig Anderson, best known as the manager of the Swedish band ABBA, with a donation to the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

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Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II (Ioannes Paulus II; Giovanni Paolo II), born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), served as Pope from 1978 to 2005.

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Portland Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald (and Maine Sunday Telegram; collectively known as The Portland Newspapers) publish daily newspapers in Portland Maine, USA.

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Portland, Maine

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine and the county seat of Cumberland County.

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President and Fellows of Harvard College

The President and Fellows of Harvard College (also called the Harvard Corporation) is the smaller of Harvard University's two governing boards, the other being its Board of Overseers.

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Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal, bestowed by an act of U.S. Congress—the highest civilian award of the United States.

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Rabat

Rabat (الرباط, ar-Ribaaṭ; Errbaṭ, ⴻⵔⵔⴱⴰⵟ) is the capital of Morocco and its seventh largest city center with an urban population of approximately 580,000 (2014) and a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million.

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Randy Crawford

Veronica "Randy" Crawford (born February 18, 1952, Macon, Georgia) is an American jazz and R&B singer.

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Rattle and Hum

Rattle and Hum is the sixth studio album by rock band U2, and a companion rockumentary film directed by Phil Joanou, both released in 1988.

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Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer.

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Record chart

A record chart is a ranking of recorded music according to popularity during a given period of time.

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Reflections (B.B. King album)

Reflections is the fortieth studio album B.B. King, released in 2003.

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Regal Theater, Chicago

The Regal Theater, located in the heart of Bronzeville on Chicago's south side, was an important night club and music venue built in Chicago in 1928.

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Reprise Records

Reprise Records is a major American record label, founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra.

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated as R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s.

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Rhythm, Country and Blues

Rhythm, Country and Blues is an album featuring duets between R&B and country music artists on classic songs.

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Riding with the King (B.B. King and Eric Clapton album)

Riding with the King is a blues album by Eric Clapton and B.B. King that was released in 2000.

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Robert Cray

Robert Cray (born August 1, 1953, Columbus, Georgia, United States) is an American blues guitarist and singer.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is a biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

"The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" was the cover story of a special issue of Rolling Stone, issue number 963, published December 9, 2004, a year after the magazine published its list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time".

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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London, best known for holding the Proms concerts annually each summer since 1941.

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Royal Swedish Academy of Music

The Royal Swedish Academy of Music or Kungl.

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RPM Records (United States)

RPM Records was an American record label launched in the early 1950s in Los Angeles.

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Rutgers University Press

Rutgers University Press is a nonprofit academic publishing house, operating in New Brunswick, New Jersey under the auspices of Rutgers University.

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Sabrosa

Sabrosa is a municipality in the district of Vila Real in northern Portugal.

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Sam Phillips

Samuel Cornelius "Sam" Phillips (January 5, 1923 – July 30, 2003) was an American musician, businessman, record executive, music producer, and disc-jockey, who played an important role in the emergence and development of rock and roll and rockabilly as the major form of popular music in the 1950s.

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Sandra Boynton

Sandra Keith Boynton (born April 3, 1953) is an American humorist, songwriter, director, music producer, children's author and illustrator.

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Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son is an American sitcom, that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972 to March 25, 1977.

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Sears

Sears (officially Sears, Roebuck & Company) is a chain of American department stores.

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

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Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop (SW, or "the Workshop"), formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW), is an American non-profit organization behind the production of several educational children's programs—including its first and best-known, Sesame Street—that have run on public broadcasting around the world.

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Since I Met You Baby (song)

"Since I Met You Baby" is an American rhythm and blues song written and recorded by pianist Ivory Joe Hunter.

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Singin' the Blues

Singin' the Blues is the 1956 debut album by blues performer B.B. King on the Bihari brothers' Crown label.

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Sings Spirituals

Sings Spirituals is the fourth studio album by B. B. King, released in 1960.

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Six Silver Strings

Six Silver Strings is the thirtieth studio blues album by B.B. King released in 1985.

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Sonny Boy Williamson II

Alex or Aleck Miller (né Ford, possibly December 5, 1912 – May 24, 1965), known later in his career as Sonny Boy Williamson, was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter.

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Spies Like Us

Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, and Donna Dixon.

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Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke (born June 30, 1951) is an American jazz musician and composer known for his innovative and influential work on double bass and electric bass as well as for his numerous film and television scores.

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String bending

String bending is a guitar technique where fretted strings are displaced by application of a force by the fretting fingers in a direction perpendicular to their vibrating length.

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Sun Records

Sun Records, a division of Sun Entertainment Corp, is an American independent record label founded in Memphis, Tennessee, which began operations on March 27, 1952.

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Sweet Home Chicago

"Sweet Home Chicago" is a blues standard first recorded by Robert Johnson in 1937.

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T-Bone Walker

Aaron Thibeaux "T-Bone" Walker (May 28, 1910 – March 16, 1975) was a critically acclaimed American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who was an influential pioneer and innovator of the jump blues and electric blues sound.

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Take It Home (B.B. King album)

Take It Home is the twenty sixth studio album by B.B. King released in 1979.

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The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996.

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The Mirage

The Mirage is a 3,044 room Polynesian-themed hotel and casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962.

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The Rolling Stones American Tour 1969

The Rolling Stones' 1969 Tour of the United States took place in November 1969.

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The Thrill Is Gone

"The Thrill Is Gone" is a slow minor-key blues song written by West coast blues musician Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell in 1951.

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The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless (often abbreviated as Y&R) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS.

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There Is Always One More Time

There is Always One More Time is the thirty second studio album by B.B. King released in 1991.

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There Must Be a Better World Somewhere

There Must Be a Better World Somewhere is the twenty seventh studio album by B. B. King released in 1981.

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Time (magazine)

Time (styled within the magazine as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.

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Times Square

Times Square is a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets.

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To Know You Is to Love You (album)

To Know You Is to Love You is the 22nd studio electric blues album by B. B. King, released in 1973.

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Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel is an American supernatural drama series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003.

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Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry (Japanese: トヨタ・カムリ) is an automobile sold internationally by the Japanese manufacturer Toyota since 1982, spanning multiple generations.

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Tuff Green

Richard “Tuff” Green was a jazz and R&B bassist and bandleader.

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Twist, Arkansas

Twist is an unincorporated community in Cross County, Arkansas, USA.

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Ty Tabor

Ty Tabor (born September 17, 1961) is the lead guitarist, songwriter, and co-lead vocalist for the progressive hard rock band, King's X. Tabor has a wide-ranging guitar style, from big guitar riffs to soaring melodic passages.

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U.S. Route 61

U.S. Route 61 (US 61) is the official designation for a United States highway that runs from New Orleans, Louisiana, to the city of Wyoming, Minnesota.

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U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin.

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Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk are the entertainment and retail districts located adjacent to the theme parks of Universal Parks & Resorts.

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Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group, Inc. (UMG Recordings, Inc., abbreviated as UMG) is an American worldwide music corporation that operates as a subsidiary of Paris-based French media conglomerate Vivendi.

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Vascular dementia

Vascular dementia, also known as multi-infarct dementia (MID) and vascular cognitive impairment (VCI), is dementia caused by problems in the supply of blood to the brain, typically by a series of minor strokes.

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Vibrato

Vibrato is a musical effect consisting of a regular, pulsating change of pitch.

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Virgin Records

Virgin Records, Ltd. was a British record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell and Tom Newman in 1972.

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Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros.

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WCBS-FM

WCBS-FM (101.1 FM) is a CBS-owned radio station in New York City, offering a Classic Hits format spanning from 1964 to 1995.

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WDIA

WDIA is a radio station based in Memphis, Tennessee.

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West Memphis, Arkansas

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States.

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West Palm Beach, Florida

West Palm Beach is a city in and the county seat of Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.

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WGRM (AM)

WGRM (1240 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve Greenwood, Mississippi, USA.

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When Love Comes to Town

"When Love Comes to Town" is the 12th song on U2's 1988 album, Rattle and Hum, where it was recorded at the historic Sun Studio in Memphis as a duet between U2 and B.B. King.

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When the Saints Go Marching In

"When the Saints Go Marching In", often referred to as "The Saints", is an American gospel hymn.

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White House

The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. It has been the residence of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

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Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

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23rd Annual Grammy Awards

The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1981, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and were broadcast live on American television.

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24th Annual Grammy Awards

The 24th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1982 at Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television.

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25th Annual Grammy Awards

The 25th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 1983 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

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26th Annual Grammy Awards

The 26th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 28, 1984 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, and were broadcast live on American television.

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28th Annual Grammy Awards

The 28th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1986 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

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3 O'Clock Blues

"3 O'Clock Blues" or "Three O'Clock Blues" is a slow twelve-bar blues recorded by Lowell Fulson in 1946.

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33rd Annual Grammy Awards

The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 20, 1991.

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34th Annual Grammy Awards

The 34th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 25, 1992.

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36th Annual Grammy Awards

The 36th Annual Grammy Awards were held in 1994.

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37th Annual Grammy Awards

The 37th Annual Grammy Awards were presented on March 1, 1995 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

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39th Annual Grammy Awards

The 39th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 26, 1997 at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

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41st Annual Grammy Awards

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 24, 1999 at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.

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42nd Annual Grammy Awards

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2000 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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43rd Annual Grammy Awards

The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 21, 2001 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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45th Annual Grammy Awards

The 45th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 23, 2003 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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47th Annual Grammy Awards

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2005 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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48th Annual Grammy Awards

The 48th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February 8, 2006, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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51st Annual Grammy Awards

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on February 8, 2009.

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References

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