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B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012

  • 4.4
B.B. King opens his heart and tells the story of how an oppressed and orphaned young man came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry and its following, to carry the title: "King of the Blues." Filmed on location all over America and the United Kingdom, this film brings to life the heat and gin-soaked plantations where it all began. Narrated by Morgan Freeman and joined by Bono, Bill Cosby, Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Bruce Willis and twenty plus other heavyweight contributors including appearances by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and President Obama.

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very touching !

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very touching !

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An incredibly well made and inspiring documentary film. A great many heavy hitters within the music industry joined in the fanfare, supporting a legendary blues singer, musician and humanitarian.

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Always was always will be, fantastic.

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Rest In Peace BB! On to new thrills!

Awesome, extraordinary in the quilting of voices and experiences, honoring and witnessing but also hearing directly from this phenomenal artist of our times. Bravo!

Fantastic!

He's the one! The amazing story of the man who put yhe blues on the map