American Masters

B.B. King's Distinctive Guitar Playing

Clip: Season 30 Episode 2 | 1m 33s

See and hear B.B. King in performance while musicians share the same response to the King of the Blues' artistry: they can recognize B.B. King is playing by hearing just one note of his guitar. This film excerpt includes commentary by Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, John Mayall, Bobby Bland, Bruce Willis, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Derek Trucks, Johnny Lang and Carlos Santana.

Aired: 02/12/16

Rating: NR

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