The Lives in Music series meshes biography with discography. This debut title profiles the legendary King of Blues B.B. King. An opening essay charts his life from childhood in the Mississippi Delta up to his first studio session. The author then takes an inside look at his distinguished career album by album offering a critical appraisal of each recording and a portrait of the making of each album. First-hand interviews with B.B. King as well as producers engineers arrangers and key musicians bring these sessions to life and provide readers a context for understanding B.B. King's recordings in light of his career and life events that shaped them. This definitive book also incudes a complete history of every B.B. King session.