In the fall of 1925, in the cotton fields of Mississippi, a King was born. Blues Boy King has spent more than half of a century defining blues to the world. B.B. King has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles, recorded more than 50 albums, and has an incredibly long list of classics.

“I can hear B.B. King with the sound off on the TV, just by looking at his face,” says global music icon Carlos Santana in the powerful documentary, B.B. King – The Life of Riley, which is narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Director Jon Brewer worked with the B.B. for more than two years and collected more than 250 hours of footage in order to retell King’s journey from an orphaned child to the legendary blues man he is today.

The original soundtrack is now available online and the film is playing in movie theatres across the United States. The DVD and Blu-Ray™ will be on sale June 17.

Faduma Mohamed