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B.B. King's Blues Club

(407) 370-4550

9101 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819

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Cala Bella Shingle Creek
American, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean
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American, Casual/Family, Banquet/Party Room, Bar
4  out of 5 stars
4|wonderful place to hold a group meeting, the food is good, friendly service.

Restaurant Description

His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth. Yet B.B. King continues to wear his crown well. At age 82, he is still light on his feet, singing and playing the blues with relentless passion. Time has no apparent effect on B.B., other than to make him more popular, more cherished, more relevant than ever. Don't look for him in some kind of semi-retirement; look for him on the road, playing for people, popping up in a myriad of T.V. commercials, or laying down tracks for his next album. B.B. King is as alive as the music he plays, and a grateful world can't get enough of him.

For more than half a century, Riley B. King better known as B.B. King - has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics. He was born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, near Indianola. In his youth, he played on street corners for dimes, and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night. In 1947, he hitchhiked to Memphis, TN, to pursue his music career. Memphis was where every important musician of the South gravitated, and which supported a large musical community where every style of African American music could be found, B.B. stayed with his cousin Bukka White, one of the most celebrated blues performers of his time, who schooled B.B. further in the art of the blues. B.B.'s first big break came in 1948 when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson's radio program on KWEM out of West Memphis. This led to steady engagements at the Sixteenth Avenue Grill in West Memphis, and later to a ten-minute spot on black-staffed and managed Memphis radio station WDIA. "King's Spot," became so popular, it was expanded and became the "Sepia Swing Club." Soon B.B. needed a catchy radio name.


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THIS RESTAURANT HAS MY APPROVAL FOR BEING ONE BEST SOUL FOOD RESTARURANT IN ORLANDO. WHENEVER I'M IN TOWN I MAKE IT MY BUSINESS TO GET BY THERE FOR THEIR GOOD MEATLOAF, FRIED CHICKEN, OXTAILS, STEW BEEF. NOW I HEAR THAT THEY ARE GETTING READY TO PUT ...

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