Sanford and Son: Fred Sings the Blues (1977)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Although he passes on performing songs written by Fred (Redd Foxx), the great B.B. King (playing himself) gives Fred a book, which explains why King starting singing the blues. Turns out that King has been nursing a broken heart ever since he lost his sweetheart to another man. According to the book, King's lost love was someone with the initials E.W. -- the same as Fred's late lamented wife Elizabeth.