Slow and Steady
January 14, 2010 12:32 AM Subscribe
B.B. King plays to a New York prison audience on Thanksgiving Day 1972
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"How Blue Can You Get." Plus, bonus SRV inside.
Filmed by veteran documentary-filmmaker David Hoffman (he left a comment on the YT thread quite recently, a week ago at the time of this post).
I particularly like the crowd shots. These people probably rarely hear live music at all, let alone a charismatic blues master. Their ecstatic-ness makes me ecstatic. Ecstatic^2.
Additionally, a seriously powerful slow blues performance from Stevie Ray Vaughan. Again, crowd response lends a lot to the energy. Tin Pan Alley (Part 1
, Part 2
) (Transitions to Dirty Pool halfway through part 2, in case there is confusion)
- Performance in Tokyo in the early-mid 80's.
- Warning: this is very slow
blues, but so
- Positive crowd banter throughout, but listen for "you're not my father!" at around 2:25.