Bb King: 'The Blues Deserves More Exposure'
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?"