Book DescriptionAn intimate portrait of a living legend, the foremost blues singer and guitarist of our time, complete with an audio CD featuring unreleased music and interviews.In 1947, with two and a half dollars in his pocket and his guitar on his back, Riley B. King, a sharecropper moonlighting as a blues and gospel musician, hitchhiked to Memphis from his home in Indianola, Mississippi. Today, after touring the world as an ambassador of the blues for more than half a century, B.B. King is a living legend. THE B.B. KING TREASURES is a celebration thrown by B.B. for his countless fans, published on the occasion of his 80th birthday, with remembrances, photos, tributes, and rare memorabilia. Numerous illustrations throughout the book and 12 removable facsimile reproductions of items from his personal archive-among them a signed B.B. King business card from the 1970s and a postcard from a young B.B. King to an early girlfriend-provide the atmosphere for the party. The entertainment is a jam session, ledby the King of the Blues himself, of rare and never-before-published quotes and stories from B.B., his friends, and people he worked with over the years. Also included is an audio CD featuring selected interviews and unreleased musical recordings by B.B.King.