Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|BB KING/STANDING ROOM ONLY|
Actor: B.B. King
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
He has reigned as the "King of the Blues" since the early 50's, yet B.B. King continues to wear the crown with dignity and class. Time has had no apparent effect on him, other than to make him more popular, more cherished ... more »
B.B. King And His Band In The Early 1990s
Perry Celestino | Tahmoor, NSW Australia | 04/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD was delayed in its release for some reason, but we are glad to have it. Material on the "Chairman of the Board of the Blues" is getting a bit hard to find. B.B. has had some recent releases such as "By Request" and "The Jazz Channel Presents" but they show an older, slower player who is still delightful, but not the man we have seen over the years.
This set is fantastic. B.B. is standing during the entire performance and he has the tight fantastic band he toured with for about 15 years. It features many great musicians including the dancing trumpet player (James Bolin) and excellent bass player (Michael Doster) and his nephew Walter King as the Musical Director. The show was filmed in Atlantic City in the early 1990s at the Trump Hotel. B.B. is in great form and goes through a selection of his most famous tunes such as "Why I Sing The Blues","Paying The Cost To Be the Boss", "Let The Good Times Roll" and "The Thrill is Gone". And also some less known ones such as "I'll Still Be Around" and "I'm A Poor Man But I'm A Good Man (an old Delta tune)".
This DVD is a must for Blues lovers. B.B. is now over 80 and this concert along with "Live At Nick's" and "Blues Master: Performances" are just about his best filmed work. His most interesting set is "Live In Africa" with a colossal Big Band (0ver 30 pieces) and Larry Carlton on second guitar. His interpretation of "Sweet Sixteen", to me, is B.B.'s best ever filmed tune. I have a rare clip from VHS of B.B. doing "Don't Cut Your Hair" at the Cafe au GoGo in NY in the 1960s-I wish we could get that one! Also his original TV performance on Jazz Casual PBS in the US is very worthwhile. Mr King is a musical treasure and more archival material needs to be found and released on him in his prime (we need the Fillmore concerts put out with everyone like B.B., Albert and Freddie King).
However, for now, this is a journey into the recent past with a healthier and younger B.B. King playing to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. The sound is good and the set is about 62 minutes."
Dee J. | 02/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frankly, I didn't expect much from this DVD release, since it was priced so inexpensively. But what a nice surprise to discover what must be one of B.B.'s better live shows! The sound is superb and the camerawork was great. B.B. was obviously in top form on the date this show was recorded ('90 or '91, I'm guessing). He sounds really good and has a very talented band, too. It's obvious that the audience was happy to become a part of the show on several of the tracks. Even if you're not a B.B. King fan, you should enjoy this concert."
BB IS THE KING
BILLYBOBUK | PLANO,TX | 02/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THIS CONCERT RECORDED IN ATLANTIC CITY, NO DATE GIVEN, BUT AROUND 1990 IS EXCELLENT. A TYPICAL BB SHOW FROM THAT TIME, AND HE IS STILL DOING IT TODAY AT 81 YRS OF AGE. SET LIST INCLUDES ALL THE REGULAR FAVORITES, RUNS FOR 62MINS, HAS GREAT SOUND AND VISION--IF YOU LIKE BB AND THE BLUES, THEN YOU WILL ENJOY THIS ONE. SUPPORT THIS DVD, WHAT ELSE IS HIDDEN AWAY IN THE VAULTS??"
Hrvoje Gasparic | Zagreb,Croatia | 07/18/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Outstanding musician, but this is not one of my favorite concerts by this legend, sounds to jazzy. Don't get me wrong, B.B. plays his guitar amazingly. Sure, buy it, every B.B. King's fan must have it!"