Saturday, September 24, 2022

“Beale Street Blues Boy”

"Beale Street Working in Memphis in the late 1940s, this Mississippi musician not only played and sang in the clubs, but worked at radio station WDIA as a disc jockey.  He went by the on-air-name of “Beale Street Blues Boy.”  We know him as B.B. King.

Excerpted by permission of The Nautilus Publishing Company from 501 Little-Known Facts, Obscure Trivia, World Records & Historical Minutia from the State of Mississippi

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