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King B Stings: B.B. King: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 5 May 1984

A GIANT of a man and a giant of the post-war blues boom, B.B. King is the figure most prominently placed to express the essential paradox of the blues, how to find a release from abject pain or longing by making a piquant representation of the emotional turmoil.

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