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Amazing B.B. KING Piece! His First Ever Signed Music Publishing Contract Dated July 9th, 1949!<br>A True Museum Piece!<br>SOLD!

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You may never have an opportunity to own a piece of blues history as significant as this one.

In 1948, Riley King a/k/a Blues Boy King a/k/a B.B. King was a poor sharecropper in Memphis pulling in around $20 a week. In 1949 he made his first ever recording, "Miss Martha King" (about his wife) for Bullet Records and signed this publishing contract with Wallace Fowler . He was only 24 years old.

It is possible that this is the first contarct that King ever signed - if not, it is at least among the very first.

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The conrtact is four pages (I am only displaying the first and last page, but all are included). The entire contract is on one piece of paper, folded at the top making it unusually long when unfolded; 8.5 x 22". It is in excellent condition, showing some very minor wear and some staple holes in the upper right corner.

The contract is for the song "Miss Martha King", the A-side to B.B. King's first record, a 78 rpm single released in 1949 by Bullet Records, catalog number Bullet 309.

This one belongs in a museum, but it could be yours.

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