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King, B.B. / Live in Africa
King BB / Live in Africa
Actor: B.B. King
Director: Leon Gast
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     1998

In 1974 one of the great fights of the century was taking place in Kinshasa, Zaire, between George Foreman, the champion and Mohammed Ali. Sponsored by the government of Zaire, it was a celebration of black sports and ente...  more »

     
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Actor: B.B. King
Director: Leon Gast
Creators: Leon Gast, Keith Robinson, Alan Douglas, David Sonenberg
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Concerts, Pop, King, B.B., Blues
Studio: GENEON [PIONEER]
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/13/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 05/20/2003
Release Year: 1998
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Eargasmic and electric
Mike Curtis (MC763@worldnet.att.net | OKC, Oklahoma | 08/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Long before DVD, BB King has put on performances like this around the world! If you have never seen him in concert, this is your chance. This concert is eargasmic and full of electricity. DVD format allows you to experience this legend at his best in the privacy of your own home. Invite friends; put it on the BIG screen TV! But don't miss out on this performance. This is one you will enjoy over and over again."
Get ready to close your eyes, sway your head & tap your foot
Maurice Z. Crosby Jr. | Trenton, NJ USA | 08/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"BB in Africa is an outstanding concert! Although it was recorded in the 70's, the sound quality is great. Most true Blues fans grew up listening to less than perfect Mono recordings of the blues. Well, here is great sound and video of one of the greatest! I have seen BB twice in my life and will surely go again if the chance arises. But now, I can pop in the DVD and see him whenever I want.The stage is packed with band members. Backed by a full horn and rhythm section, BB and Lucille play their unmistakable style blues. This is a must for Blues fans. Don't miss this classic performance on DVD. Crank up the volume and get ready to close your eyes, sway your head and tap your foot."
A BLUES FAN MUST HAVE!
Maurice Z. Crosby Jr. | 07/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I WAS NOT A BIG BB. KING FAN UNTIL THIS DVD VIDEO. THE COMBINATION OF GOOD VIDEO AND CLEAN SOUND MAKE IT WORTH YOUR MONEY. IF YOU HAVE DOLBY DIGITAL YOUR EARS ARE SITTIN IN THE CAT BIRDS SEAT. HE CAN SING AND PLAY THAT GUITAR. MY FAVORITE IS "THE THRILL IS GONE." TURN IT UP AND ENJ0Y. WELL WORTH YOUR MONEY."
The Greatest BB
Diane Dormant | Bloomington, IN United States | 12/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a BB fan and I'd heard many of these tracks on studio-recorded CDs, but I wasn't prepared for the exhilaration of this live concert in Kinshasa, capital of the Congo in 1974.It was a high time in the Congo! George Foreman and Muhammad Ali's Rumble in the Jungle was about to happen. Ali had become a hero to blacks around the world when he refused to be drafted to fight in Vietnam--"Why should I fight the Vietcong! They never called me a nigger." The Congolese were euphoric about Ali. Never had a black man stood up in this way to colonial whites or to the most powerful country in the world. Throughout the Congo, people chanted "Ali, boma ye! Ali, boma ye!" "Ali, kill him. Ali, kill him." (Poor George Foreman never fully understood the antipathy he met in Africa.)It was in this atmosphere that James Brown and BB King came to perform. (Near the end, look out for a young Ali in the audience.) This DVD is as good as it gets! Thanks BB."