B.B. King: The Life of Riley
B.B. King: The Life of Riley 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’.
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this documentary special features interviews with Bono, Eric Clapton, Dr. John and Bruce Willis, as well as over 20 other heavyweight contributors, including appearances by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Barack Obama.
Filmed on location all over America, as well as the United Kingdom, B.B. King: The Life of Riley brings to life the heat - and gin soaked plantations - where it all began. With full access to the B.B. King Museum’s archives in Mississippi, the documentary includes many unseen interviews from people who grew up with the young Riley B. King.
Prejudice and segregation has stained the lives of countless black persons and B.B. ‘Riley’ King made sure that, through his music, he never allowed it to mar his spirit. This is the essence of the story that makes an astoundingly beautiful, informative and visually captivating film.