The National University Library in Turin houses several extremely important musical collections. Among these are those of Mauro Foa and Renzo Giordano, containing over 450 manuscripts of Vivaldi, many of them autographs. With the purpose of exploring this immense heritage and bringing to life many unpublished works, the Instituto per i Beni Musicali in Piemonte and Naïve [Opus 111] with the collaboration of the Library in Turin, have undertaken to record a complete edition on CD of Vivaldi scores held in Turin.
B.B. King is one of America's few, long-standing musical treasures whose stature has grown to an unassailable, international level. Despite his 85 years, King continues to tour, perform and to grow in influence, casting a shadow that reaches far beyond the blues scene from whence he first came. His warm, down-home vocal style, his distinctive, talking blues guitar playing, and his songs that sing of love's joys and hardships Sweet Sixteen, How Blue Can You Get?, Help The Poor, The Thrill Is Gone and countless others are all indelibly imprinted elements in the modern musical heritage. Celebrating his 50th Anniversary signing to ABC-Paramount Records in 1962 we bring you this multi-format career retrospective. Leading the way with a slick 10 CD, 194 track collection chronicling his entire career from his first recordings in 1949 through to his most recent studio album.
B.B. King has transcended the blues subculture to become one of the most revered artists of the 20th century, bar none. He brought the sound of Mississippi Delta blues into the mainstream, modernized by his unique electric guitar work. Worldwide success came late for him, but that delay only encouraged him to hone his craft to an unprecedented pinnacle. This 3-CD collection hits many of the highlights of his extraordinary career, including: The Thrill is Gone, Everyday I Have the Blues, Chains and Things and Gambler s Blues. Madacy s B.B. King Collector s Edition Tin provides an excellent introduction to an important cultural icon a deluxe package guaranteed to prevent the thrills from going out of your life.