This collection compiles many of the classic '50s and '60s sides that B.B. King recorded for the Los Angeles based label Modern. Mostly recorded in King's home base of Memphis, Tennessee -- some even recorded and produced by Sam Phillips of Sun Records fame -- these sides are some of the most important and classic blues and R&B tracks of the late 1950s and early 1960s. A true workhorse, King was often playing more than 300 concerts a year at this point in his career, and it shows in these performances where a tight band is led by one of the most practiced and technically skilled guitarists of the era. King remains a huge influence on guitarists to this day and these recordings, from nearly 60 years ago, are a perfect example why.