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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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