Blues legend Bb King is amazed the musical genre struggles for exposure and radio play, because he is convinced there are enough talented performers to make it a success.

THE THRILL HAS GONE legend, who recently passed his 80th birthday, has difficulty finding blues music on the radio in his home state of Mississippi - even though the music originated from there in the early 20th century.

He says, "We've had and have today young stars, and they don't get the exposure I think they should - for example Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, there are others. We only have two, three satellite stations, I think. They're the only ones that play the blues every day.

"Where I live, on Saturday night they'll play for two or three hours. So if a person was looking for blues, you have to wait until Saturday night, like you're a vampire. But what about Sunday, Monday, Tuesday?"