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As blue as he can be, Sunbeam's Club Paradise, Memphis, Tennessee 1968-"B.B. King's face mirrors every chord he plays. The man known as the Beale Street Blues Boy is the foremost living practitioner of the form. The blues is, I think, a great American literature that sees the world through the prism of the man-woman thing, It's music that mysteriously dips into the darkest registers yet ultimately sounds triumphant."