Probably the ONE B. B. King DVD to own!
William E Donoghue | Healdsburg CA USA | 05/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"B. B. King at his peak! This is THE one to own. It has long been my favorite B. B. King concert with his classic band just kickin' ass in a small club as he does 300 nights a year. With B. B. deservedly sitting down and losing some of his punch lately, this is the way you will want to remember him - confident, soulful and on the mark!
B. B. King is at best a gospel singer singing the blues, he's not confident keeping rhythm, not a chord player but a man who speaks to the audience through his soulful voice and guitar interchangably. Don't expect him to sing and play at the same time, to chug off on a riff or sing country blues. B. B. King is himself and unique. He learned it all from Robert Jr. Lockwood who lead his band before he became a success and B. B. will tell you that Robert Jr. told him manager to get someone else to play the rhythm, to have a strong (who would have forecast a young, white) bassist and two drummers and let B. B. dance on top of the rhythm. Twenty years later, B. B. learned it was Robert Jr.'s advice that did it for him and he has loved him since he heard him on King Biscuit Time with the amazing Sonny Boy Williamson II (Alex "Rice" Miller). Visit www.sonnyboy.com for the full story.
'fessor Mojo AKA Bill Donoghue"
GREAT DVD BUT TO SHORT
Ronnie Cowlishaw Sr. | AUBURN WASHINGTON | 02/11/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After watching this dvd I was happy I bought it, sound & picture quality are great. He was still pretty young, it is a treat to watch him play. Classic B. B. King this is a must have for any B.B. fan. Get it before it goes out of print like to many do so quickly. His playing is great, he is standing up for the whole show, but today with his health problems he can't stand to long. Also his vocals are fantastic, it is great to see him like this."