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BB King Was Afraid To Perform At Sing Sing Prison But Called It His Best Performance Ever


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  • David Hoffman
    David Hoffman   Жыл бұрын +337

    Here is more from the wonderful concert BB King gave in Sing Sing prison .kzclip.org/video/0v4GV5dxOkI/бейне.html
    David Hoffman filmmaker

    • TrollMaster300
      TrollMaster300 10 сағат бұрын

      Name of song

    • Patrice Marenger
      Patrice Marenger 8 күн бұрын

      This was pure blues 🙌🏼 amazing performance! RIP B.B. King

    • Teri Garrison
      Teri Garrison 16 күн бұрын

      Thank you

    • friedrich1957
      friedrich1957 Ай бұрын

      I got to see him when he was 82. Phenomenal. Huge surprise to see Etta James open for him. I'm so grateful for one of the best shows I ever saw.

    • rogue
      rogue 2 ай бұрын

      1972 was the year I was born. Wish I could go back in time and see all the great musicians of that time... Country, Blues and Rock.

  • brianna 야나
    brianna 야나  Жыл бұрын +9542

    I don’t think people realize the one who filmed this live, is also the one who posted this on youtube. Kind of wild to me, thank you David!

    • dylans voice
      dylans voice 4 күн бұрын

      wow thats amazing !! now thats rock n roll !! : ) actually being there and also sharing with us here ! were very gratefull ! : D

    • phb715
      phb715 Ай бұрын +1

      Thank you for pointing that out!!! So awesome!!!

    • Adam
      Adam 2 ай бұрын

      It is truly amazing! I swear B.B. actually looked nervous, knowing the role of the blues was like that of a doctor healing his patients. Not just a great musician but a wonderful human being.

    • Guantanamo Bay Barbie
      Guantanamo Bay Barbie 3 ай бұрын

      @Jody Joyner I wondered that too!

    • jenny_jenny_nc
      jenny_jenny_nc 4 ай бұрын

      All these years, I never knew. Thank you for lettin' us know. And thanks to M.j r. Hoffman and of course, Mr. King.🙏🌻

  • Usiris23
    Usiris23  Жыл бұрын +1180

    “I gave you 7 children and now you wanna give ‘em back” gets me every time!!

    • Mean Mr Mustard
      Mean Mr Mustard Ай бұрын

      lol. The king had his sense of humor

    • Toni Sumblin
      Toni Sumblin 4 ай бұрын

      @K. Hendrickson you’re right. It’s different styles. Both good. But different. Difference doesn’t mean less.

    • K. Hendrickson
      K. Hendrickson 4 ай бұрын

      @Toni Sumblin >> Nothing less soulful about blue-eyed soul. 💙🦋

    • K. Hendrickson
      K. Hendrickson 4 ай бұрын

      LOL - That one gets my husband every time too!

    • No Names No Numbers
      No Names No Numbers 6 ай бұрын +1

      Literally goated line

  • Vivienne Clarke
    Vivienne Clarke  Жыл бұрын +860

    I saw BB in a small dinner club in San Francisco back in 1980......and it felt like he was playing just for me. Made eye contact and gave me that BEAMING smile,rocking side to side as he did,,the whole time. I was a young girl of 16 but man! what a lifelong impression that night made on me......

    • rio Babic
      rio Babic 10 күн бұрын

      That makes you a 1964 gem !

    • Billyclub
      Billyclub Ай бұрын

      If they get past the ID check at the door, they're open game.

    • Bill Kane
      Bill Kane Ай бұрын

      He did love the ladies!

    • Tim Cornelius
      Tim Cornelius Ай бұрын

      @K. Hendrickson 8

    • Brian Alger
      Brian Alger Ай бұрын +1

      @Adam Stitt Last time I checked, 16 year old white young ladies can be stunning. As a fellow musician/performer, he can be inspired by her beauty. Also, I hope race has nothing to do with your comment- at 51, if I saw a beautiful young black girl enjoying my performance, that would be sweet, absolutely does not mean I'm going to "chat her up", or anything inappropriate. Loosen up, bro.

  • Janet Purcell
    Janet Purcell 8 ай бұрын +165

    The paradox of Blues is that they are written about misfortune, yet never cease to bring a smile to my face!
    Edit:Thanks!A heart on a video uploaded 8 years ago.That's rare!

    • Muay Boran
      Muay Boran Ай бұрын

      Well, it's relatable... it's like comedy when comedians talk about their misfortune but people can't stop laughing

    • Stephen Maunsell
      Stephen Maunsell Ай бұрын +1

      A double negative is a positive

    • Danny Brown
      Danny Brown 3 ай бұрын

      Hello 👋 Janet,
      How are you doing hope your having a wonderful holidays over there with you and your family

    • Paul Wilson
      Paul Wilson 3 ай бұрын +1

      You've nailed it.

    • Nathan Wahl
      Nathan Wahl 6 ай бұрын +1

      Should be called the Anti-Blues if you ask me!!!

  • Kareem Awwad
    Kareem Awwad 2 ай бұрын +52

    I just love how once Lucile started playing the room went into a trance! RIP Mr. BB King ✊🏼✊🏼

    • Chrisaudrey2845@gmail
      Chrisaudrey2845@gmail 2 ай бұрын

      Beautiful song 🤍Hello from Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿How are you doing today? I hope it's been a great year so far?

  • Susan Zollinger
    Susan Zollinger  Жыл бұрын +110

    Total and complete magic. I heard him play for my first time when I was 23 and I seriously could not believe my eyes or my ears. His energy is one of a kind. Went on to see him 2 more times and knew what a blessing it was only after he had moved on. Thank you BB. ❤️

    • Felipe José
      Felipe José 3 ай бұрын

      Cara o BB king passou o rodo na mulherada kkkkk

    • Rajat Rajouria
      Rajat Rajouria 5 ай бұрын

      While playing Mafia 2, on my computer, day and night

    • Eric Smith
      Eric Smith 6 ай бұрын

      What a beautiful song nice memories still listening. How are you Susan ?

    • Morgan Rice
      Morgan Rice 8 ай бұрын

      Hello Susan. How are you doing today ??

  • Elysa Francisco
    Elysa Francisco 3 жыл бұрын +10886

    Shortly before his passing, my husband surprised me with tickets to see BB King. Near the end of the show, the venue was trying to get him to wrap things up and an employee kept pointing to the clock at the foot of the stage that was counting down how minutes were left in his set. He looked at the clock with a few minutes left on it, unplugged it, sat back down and announced, "I'm here to play for the people. And if you good people want me to keep playing, then I'm going to play ALL NIGHT, BECAUSE I'M BB KING." The crowd lost it! He went on to play for another 45mins. Honestly the best show of my life. There will never be another. 💖

    • michael mulholland
      michael mulholland Ай бұрын


    • Gregory Kennedy
      Gregory Kennedy Ай бұрын


    • Paul
      Paul Ай бұрын


    • tension disorder
      tension disorder Ай бұрын

      You’re so fortunate. All the love in the world to you and your late husband. ❤

    • Jeffrey Wells
      Jeffrey Wells Ай бұрын

      Saw the Allman Brothers way back when in Tampa. Gregg came onstage for the encore and said "we gonna play every song we know". The cops got paid and the show ended about 1 a.m.

  • Roy Fablooo
    Roy Fablooo  Жыл бұрын +308

    What makes Blues, Blues, Is not just the guitar work. But how good your backing band is.

    • Charles Harsha
      Charles Harsha Ай бұрын

      Good sax helps

    • Jonathan Sturm
      Jonathan Sturm 7 ай бұрын +2

      When I saw King live I was impressed that he gave lead guitar duty to the other guitarist for the first part of the set. It was a memorable event.

    • Just A Weeb
      Just A Weeb 8 ай бұрын +6

      Nah I disagree, just look at Robert Johnson

    • Six Slinger
      Six Slinger 10 ай бұрын +4

      @MAGA MAN yep, just watch Lightnin' Hopkins

    • Just Music
      Just Music 10 ай бұрын +1

      Definitely, everyone has have it in their blood

  • Harrison McCartney
    Harrison McCartney 6 ай бұрын +31

    B.B. King's voicing and phrasing on guitar is so pure and unmatched. Just listen to how much control he has over those bends and vibratos when he starts playing. It's pitch perfect every single time. And the soul he wrings out of the guitar when he plays it is beautiful. B.B. King, always the King of the Blues!

    • David Moore
      David Moore 24 күн бұрын +1

      I always liked how he'd sneak in the major scale here and there just to break things up. I like to think of it as his way of saying no matter how bad things seem, there's a silver lining somewhere.

  • Marcus Ferguson
    Marcus Ferguson 10 ай бұрын +102

    2022, 7 years gone. Still greatly missing BB. His talent lives on through the magic of video.

    • NotAfraid280
      NotAfraid280 6 ай бұрын +2

      Shit he died in 2015?? What a run!

  • William Don
    William Don 9 ай бұрын +54

    Words cannot describe what it is these old blues men have. They’re attitude blended with life experience plus music. Just imagine if we didn’t have any of these guys.

    • angesh basnet
      angesh basnet Ай бұрын

      exactly, although I am a metal guy but I love blues too. It's a very happy feeling I can't describe when I listen to some of these classics.

  • Christlopher Brandimarte
    Christlopher Brandimarte  Жыл бұрын +60

    Why is it, that nobody sings with such undeniable passion & pride , like this anymore ?
    WHY ?
    Look at how BB rocked the crowd
    Whilst Singing The Blues of Prose
    Outstanding !
    Never to be duplicated
    Never to be matched

    • Jacquie Tellalian
      Jacquie Tellalian 4 ай бұрын +1

      Check out a kid named Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, lots of him on YT. A worthy heir to the throne...

    • Tony Neilson
      Tony Neilson 7 ай бұрын +11

      Because "Soul Music"; just like great comedy, is born out of life numbing pain.

  • KnS BBQ
    KnS BBQ  Жыл бұрын +1568

    A million years ago I stood on stag with BB and played my harmonica for him. He was gracious and appreciative. He was very friendly, I jokingly asked if I could play his famous guitar and he handed it to me like someone passing a plate. He and I shared a few minutes together that I will never forget. I love the blues and BB was a great man. We should all be as friendly and gracious as he was.

    • adam waldron
      adam waldron  Жыл бұрын +1

      thanks for sharing that, it made me feel real good to hear that. humans being good to each other.....

    • Carol Ann
      Carol Ann  Жыл бұрын

      Was the Deer (stag) mad you stood on him?

    • David Harris
      David Harris  Жыл бұрын

      @Cricket Heavy that was Chuck Berry not BB.

    • Laughing Achilles
      Laughing Achilles  Жыл бұрын +2

      One of my greatest regrets in life is that I never had the chance to watch him live. The idea of getting to play with or for the man is off the charts of my dreams.
      You are truly blessed and I love to hear that he was so kind and gracious.

    • David Mellish
      David Mellish  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Cricket Heavy that was Chuck Berry who punched Keith for touching his guitar my man not B.B King

  • Jan Marc
    Jan Marc 3 ай бұрын +33

    It's wonderful to see that those people who clapped their hands after the "and now you wanna give em back" didn't do it for a single "wow congratulations for the performance" thing, but as a pure expression of joy and pleasure. Those people didn't know anything about the blues, yet, in the first song they listened to, they could get the wonderful feeling of the music. This happened due to mr. B. B. King.

    • Chrisaudrey2845@gmail
      Chrisaudrey2845@gmail 2 ай бұрын

      Beautiful song 🤍Hello from Scotland🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿How are you doing today? I hope it's been a great year so far?

  • Amy Geyer
    Amy Geyer 5 күн бұрын

    I saw this man for the first time at a jazz festival the same year and am so glad I was able to take my daughter twice to experience the King of the Blues Worldwide. He’ll be the king in my heart forever.

  • rizvif
    rizvif  Жыл бұрын +31

    I love how the crowd erupts after he says now you wanna give em back. This is typical blues...It was everyone that felt it at that moment from the prisoners to the prison guards....It was nice to see everyone having so much fun.

  • MrfunnyNacho
    MrfunnyNacho  Жыл бұрын +10

    David for a millennial like myself you're the closest thing I have to a Time machine. You've literally been everywhere it seems like and you filmed topics that years later America creates into black and white issues and show what people we're really thinking back then.

  • Hoovy Tube
    Hoovy Tube Ай бұрын +5

    His unease at the beginning may or may not be palpable, but his swift winning of the crowd is. An amazing lesson in charisma and stage-presence. 🏆

  • Cedric Thames II
    Cedric Thames II 3 жыл бұрын +7314

    How many people rolling into 2020 still watching and loving B.B. King’s performance?!?!?

    • Vicki Rupp
      Vicki Rupp Ай бұрын


    • Flyerbob 1
      Flyerbob 1 Ай бұрын

      Rolling into 2023 and still listening to the greatest blues performances of our time😎

    • Morag MacGregor
      Morag MacGregor 3 ай бұрын

      I'm a little late to this party; it's almost 2023. But it's never too late for BB and it's never too late for the blues.
      _ev'ry since the day, ev'ry since the day we met_

    • The L
      The L 3 ай бұрын


    • Stephen Bebich
      Stephen Bebich 3 ай бұрын

      Still am going into 2023‼️

  • MJ77
    MJ77 25 күн бұрын +1

    I saw him in Asheville before he died. A fan jumped on the stage to get a pic w/ BB. BB said “Boy don’t come any closer. I’m from the delta, I carry a blade.” That fan stopped in his tracks. Security escorted him away. BB laughed and kept playing.

  • Alexey B
    Alexey B  Жыл бұрын +61

    Deepest thanks for making and sharing this, Mr Hoffman.

    • Alexey B
      Alexey B  Жыл бұрын +9

      ​@David Hoffman Wow! It even has an introduction with you providing the background story. Solid work, sir! Thank you so much.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman   Жыл бұрын +15

      Thank you Alexey. you and others might want to watch a longer version of this concert here - kzclip.org/video/0v4GV5dxOkI/бейне.html
      David Hoffman filmmaker

  • Chuck Potocki Music
    Chuck Potocki Music 19 күн бұрын +2

    During the 80s and 90s, I had the great pleasure of seeing B.B. live many times; practically on a yearly basis especially around Easter and sometimes more than that, he played at the now-defunct Holiday Star/Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, Indiana, often performing with Bobby "Blue" Bland opening. B.B. said several times that it was one of his favorite venues to perform in.
    The one thing that was always great and typical of B.B. was his ability to blow me away from the first note he played... and that first note was always played with conviction, passion and soul, and with that ever-present sweet vibrato that he had. Chills up and down the spine, to say the least!
    There was a time or two when B.B. would apologize to the audience for feeling under the weather and not sounding good, but truthfully, if he really was ever under the weather when he performed, you'd never know it...he always stood and later sat down on that stage and blew me and everyone else in attendance away from the first note and then every note after that he played!
    B.B. was, is and forever will be a once in a lifetime icon and legend...we'll never see or hear anyone like him ever again. Rest in peace and love Riley "B.B." King! 🎸🎤❤️🙏

  • Lem Hanback
    Lem Hanback 8 ай бұрын +13

    Never disappointed by any BB King performance

  • Cynthia Schrage
    Cynthia Schrage Ай бұрын +8

    I saw him in concert back in the late '90s. Even as a man growing older, he was still playing like his guitar was on fire. Women threw their panties at the stage, the place was unchained. Damn, that was a great concert!

  • Michael Mazor
    Michael Mazor 2 жыл бұрын +2047

    Why did BB never sing and play at the same time? Because it would be rude to interrupt Lucile, she had such a pretty voice... Soul overload!!!!

    • Dave Mcknight
      Dave Mcknight 7 ай бұрын

      I completely agree 👍

    • Ben Caron
      Ben Caron 8 ай бұрын

      he doesnt play rhythm only solos so he doesn't get opportunity. i believe

    • Low Down
      Low Down  Жыл бұрын +1

      Bottom line he had what the people wanted and served it well throughout his career. You can't sing the blues, if you don't know the BLUES {life experiences..) This is where the passion and realness of his music separates from the other John Does... When you're singing about something you Lived!!!
      Hence, "I love to live the life I sing About"
      R.I.P. B.B.King You are truly LOVED

    • Rob Godwin
      Rob Godwin  Жыл бұрын

      Real truth, he wasn't talented enough to do both simultaneously. He had heart and soul and a unique voice, but his guitar sucked. The BB Box is proof of that.

    • Rico Bullock
      Rico Bullock  Жыл бұрын

      @Jens facts

  • Figment Forever
    Figment Forever 11 ай бұрын +18

    Only 34 & absolutely love this performance. My generation has some good music but you can’t compare the oldies & the talent from this era!

  • Annette Schuler
    Annette Schuler 22 күн бұрын +3

    One of the best blues singers I have ever had the pleasure of seeing.

  • LoveLight Shining
    LoveLight Shining Ай бұрын +7

    Speaking a language of pure vibration and soul with nothing but his heart, voice, and fingers!
    Just like Jimmi did~

  • lucas johnstone
    lucas johnstone  Жыл бұрын +8

    This gave me goosebumps thank you David for filming this I can’t imagine how amazing that was

  • Micah Jared
    Micah Jared  Жыл бұрын +15

    Saw BB months before he passed. MAN, am I grateful! Ive seen 90 shows in my life, from Grateful Dead to Phish, Beastie Boys, Metallica, Earth Wind Fire Prince Michael Jackson > and BB takes ALL the CAKES.

  • Skynryd
    Skynryd 2 жыл бұрын +1060

    I came here to listen to the blues. I stayed for all the comments. This is what it’s all about, man. BB still uniting us after all these years.

    • Dermot Corbin
      Dermot Corbin  Жыл бұрын +2

      So very true sir, so very true.

    • Val Henry
      Val Henry 2 жыл бұрын +5

      You said it... The universal language we all feel... 😍

    • John Q. Customer
      John Q. Customer 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Amen Bro.👍

    • Aylbdr Madison
      Aylbdr Madison 2 жыл бұрын +17

      You know, if they just required all politicians to be great musicians, life would be so much better for all of us here on earth.

  • nelson almeida
    nelson almeida 17 күн бұрын

    O cara é muito demais

  • MoodyFish
    MoodyFish 2 ай бұрын +6

    Thank you for filming this and posting it. The inmates reaction at the end gets me everytime-tears of joy.

  • Antonio Mastrofrancesco
    Antonio Mastrofrancesco 6 ай бұрын +10

    B.B. King, who was born in 1925, was the first to introduce the world to a sophisticated guitar solo style. Using string bending and vibrato, he pioneered new techniques for electric blues. B.B. (short for Blues Boy) is no doubt the unquestioned “King” of the blues guitar. He was a long-time blues friend and one of the all-time greats. King passed away peacefully in his sleep in 2015, at the age of 89.

  • Grey Jay
    Grey Jay 4 ай бұрын +6

    Man, they were so dialed in to what he was singing. You couldn't ask for a better audience. BB was the king, without a doubt.

  • LesGomez
    LesGomez Ай бұрын +4

    To see an audience of tough inmates react with the joy of giddy school kids was incredible. It's like the truth of the Blues flowed out of BB in its purest form, and finally somebody briefly understood them.

  • Joe Montoya
    Joe Montoya 2 жыл бұрын +4720

    Put this in a time capsule just to prove that there was indeed life on earth
    edit: I would've never guessed so many people would feel my comment like this. I hope you all are still enjoying the King's music like I am!!!

    • Cynthia
      Cynthia  Жыл бұрын

      For real BB!!!!

    • dhrishaj deenadayalan
      dhrishaj deenadayalan  Жыл бұрын

      KZclip is the time capsule

    • Babs k
      Babs k  Жыл бұрын


    • sukhmanicambridge
      sukhmanicambridge  Жыл бұрын

      See how relaxed the audience is too ⛱️

    • Ellis Barton
      Ellis Barton  Жыл бұрын

      *intelligent and *creative life on earth

  • keeperofthereign
    keeperofthereign  Жыл бұрын +7

    A unique moment in history and one of the best ever musicians of the mondern era. RIP BB, you live for ever.

  • ElRobboz
    ElRobboz 3 ай бұрын +5

    Incredible talent and on-stage charisma-and an immensely talented live backing group. Tremendous!

  • Chris
    Chris 5 ай бұрын +4

    I remember seeing BB for the first time as a young child on PBS Austin city limits. I was an immediate fan. The man was incredible his music could reach into your guts. At the age of 10 I felt it.

  • Honorably discharged vet
    Honorably discharged vet Ай бұрын +1

    A master of the blues hard at work. Total respect for Mr. B.B.King.

  • bahar öztekin
    bahar öztekin 2 ай бұрын

    He was the King....Thanks for everyone who have required us, Ankara , Turkey had already heard his extra ordinary interpretations. Those were the days, my friend....

  • Ambrose Morningstar
    Ambrose Morningstar 2 жыл бұрын +1978

    The reason I love the blues..is because of how the guitars cry and the drums sobs and it's the most beautiful sadness you'll ever listen to.

    • Ollie Hall
      Ollie Hall  Жыл бұрын +1

      A comment like it was written by Jack Kerouac… ❤️🙏

    • Lea Snowden
      Lea Snowden  Жыл бұрын

      Yes! Very well said

    • George Melillo
      George Melillo  Жыл бұрын


    • Kool Hand Juke
      Kool Hand Juke  Жыл бұрын

      @Kashmirknight It's ok. We all make mistakes. But thanks for your comment, bro.

    • Alex
      Alex  Жыл бұрын

      @Kashmirknight Just listen to The Eternal by Joy Division or to Svefn-g-englar by Sigur Rös or Helpless Child by Swans.
      If you dont like it, thats okay but is more sad than blues. And dont get me wrong i love blues.

  • Tommy Gilliam
    Tommy Gilliam 8 ай бұрын +3

    One of the if not the GREATEST Bluesman of all time. Places he has been, the doors that got opened for others because of this Great Legend. We all owe you a great deal. Thank you Mr King for sharing your talent with the world. May you R.I.P. and may the Lord keep your family in his Blessings

  • Brandon S
    Brandon S 4 ай бұрын +6

    I love the fact that at a concert BB said he couldn't sing and play at the same time. Although some may find that as a flaw I find that as an extreme attribute. His skill playing with full concentration was amazing. His singing with full concentration stirred your emotions in all kinds of ways.
    Funny thing. My grandpa took my grandma to see BB in Windsor Ontario in his last years performing. My grandpa never did these kind of things but he did that for my grandma. They came laughing that night because BB wqs falling asleep on stage. Don't get me wrong. They loved BB and they were laughing because they were able to relate being around the same age.
    My papa, the great tenor sax Saint Clair, I bet he's playing with all the stars like BB and of course his favorite, the Trane "John coltrane".

    • Danny Brown
      Danny Brown Ай бұрын

      That's good to know, How are you doing?

    • Ellen Lewis
      Ellen Lewis Ай бұрын

      ,BB king thrill is gone

    • Danny Brown
      Danny Brown 3 ай бұрын

      Hello 👋 Brandon,
      How are you doing hope your having a wonderful holidays over there with you and your family

  • P M
    P M 3 ай бұрын

    I saw BB at Foxwoods 20-25 years ago. It was moving.
    He knew how to reach your soul.

  • Cheryl Baker
    Cheryl Baker 7 ай бұрын +8

    What a gift he was to all of us!! I love him so much!!

    • Danny Brown
      Danny Brown 3 ай бұрын

      Hello 👋 Cheryl,
      How are you doing hope your having a wonderful holidays over there with you and your family

    • Eric Smith
      Eric Smith 6 ай бұрын

      Yes. I love this song! How are you Cheryl ?

  • jimboa20
    jimboa20  Жыл бұрын +14

    I got to see B.B. King when he played in Lancaster, towards the very end of his touring days. He was an absolute joy to watch and listen to. He was funny, charming, upbeat and had some great stories. I remember how he spoke of the youngest generation (my generation) with real optimism and hope. It makes me sad now, because I don't think my generation is living up to that hope he had for us. But I will never forget that night.

  • Jim Elliott
    Jim Elliott 3 жыл бұрын +1532

    I did sound for concerts for nearly 3 decades. I quickly learned it didn't matter what I or the performers thought of a performance, it was the audience reaction that told the truth every time. In thousands of concerts, I saw an audience demand an encore from an opening act only one time. After all, they are there to see the headliner, but this audience wouldn't stop applauding and cheering for an encore until they got one. The opening act was a young, solo guitar player with nothing to offer but his voice and his guitar. He was introduced as Blues Boy King and I nor the audience had any idea who he was. In fact there was only polite applause when he was introduced. But 45 minutes later no one in a 17,000 seat coliseum wanted BB to leave!

    • PZ
      PZ  Жыл бұрын

      I don't quite understand this story--are you saying that this "Blues Boy King" was BB King? If so, at the time you are talking about BB King was already a famous performer and was a middle-aged man. And he did not perform without a band.

    • Jeffrey Young
      Jeffrey Young  Жыл бұрын

      @Phineus Gage yes I saw Rory in 79 he was opening for rush capital centre in largo Maryland I think
      One of the very few gifted singer guitarists

    • idonhavausername
      idonhavausername 2 жыл бұрын +1

      So, when u gonna accept the award for being hands down the coolest dude on KZclip?

    • Juul Versleijen
      Juul Versleijen 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Jim Elliott no dislikes, nuff said. Thx

  • Anselmo Bertoncini
    Anselmo Bertoncini  Жыл бұрын +6

    Simplesmente sensacional. Grato e que a força do som vença as ingratidões.
    Bom, é sempre uma esperança.

  • green eyed bandit
    green eyed bandit Ай бұрын

    Incredible peice of history. Long live the king.

  • manifestgtr
    manifestgtr  Жыл бұрын +3

    I got a chance to see BB back in the 90s and I feel very fortunate. Hearing that enormous finger tone in person was truly something special. You could give his rig to anyone else on the planet and it wouldn’t sound the same. Guys like BB were walking proof that guitar is one of the most expressive instruments humans have ever devised…

  • Marcelo
    Marcelo 2 ай бұрын


  • Homerun Derby (Vids for You)
    Homerun Derby (Vids for You) 7 ай бұрын +3

    It's amazing how music this powerful can unite so many people.

  • Yorke
    Yorke 3 жыл бұрын +2867

    Watching things like that make me appreciate internet so much. I live in the middle of Siberia, in a small town called Seversk. Half a century back I wouldn't even hear a thing about BB King, let alone any western music. An amazing perfomance, thanks for sharing this with all of us.

    • FactsOver Fiction
      FactsOver Fiction 2 жыл бұрын

      Greetings from Florida USA. Please check out guitarist Link Wray. His vids brought me here.

    • Yian Pap
      Yian Pap 2 жыл бұрын +1

      m g Oh yeah? Why is that?

    • Al Kehrer
      Al Kehrer 2 жыл бұрын

      His sound is chilling cooler than a siberian night full of soul

    • TheBoundlessJourney
      TheBoundlessJourney 2 жыл бұрын +3

      I'm listening from a remote village in Uganda. We don't always have electricity but the internet is more consistent.

  • talister106
    talister106 Ай бұрын

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the man, the myth, the madness, the one and only BB King.

  • Garmanarnar
    Garmanarnar 2 ай бұрын +2

    i grew up listening to a lot of BB king.
    teenage years has come and i totally forgot abt that same time that i decided to play guitar, and a lot people who i jammed with said that i sounded like him
    and that hit me. yea.. i used to listen to his records. and unconciously picked up his style of blues.
    its funny that even of you dont study even try to copy your influence, it will be a part of your sound and other musicians recognize that.

  • Rex fromMN
    Rex fromMN 11 ай бұрын +7

    What a tremendous performance by Mr. BB King. He was always featured on Guitar Player magazine in the 1970's as an outstanding blues musician and entertainer. I was a grade school kid in 1972 and only learned to appreciate him as a young adult. I am so glad this man was around making his contributions to American music. You can see him connect with this audience with emotional deep feeling. I don't think many people could walk into a show inside a prison and do something like that very well. I really enjoy great black musicians like BB King. Thanks for uploading this video.

  • TSB
    TSB 7 ай бұрын +1

    Excellent performance!

  • Luz María
    Luz María  Жыл бұрын +5

    This is priceless. I’m glad it’s on KZclip for the world to see.

  • Lorrie Harkey
    Lorrie Harkey 4 жыл бұрын +2560

    His music makes every man feel strong, every woman feel sexy and everyone feel understood.....

    • Alexander White
      Alexander White 2 жыл бұрын

      You've got a way with words. Amazing comment

    • Aaron Alberico
      Aaron Alberico 3 жыл бұрын

      oooh...keep it coming. I like how you put that.

    • willmercury
      willmercury 3 жыл бұрын

      Damn! That's one of the best things I've ever heard!

    • Moondawg369
      Moondawg369 3 жыл бұрын

      you forgot to put a "mis", in front of understood, cause when my baby left me, I couldn't make sense outta nothin, DerDerdede (that was BB's back up band lol)
      Gotta love it man.
      Cheers !

    • Bill Hunt
      Bill Hunt 3 жыл бұрын +3

      If you came up with that line yourself, you got a song in you waiting to be written...

  • WDeeGee1
    WDeeGee1 29 күн бұрын

    And that's why he's a legend!

  • J Dcay
    J Dcay 6 ай бұрын +3

    Respect to everyone in that crowd, would be there any thanksgiving of any year! Rock n roll will never die!

  • Taz Bee
    Taz Bee 2 ай бұрын +2

    The admiration in the eyes of those witnessing this fine talent called BB King is very touching....

  • Liber V
    Liber V  Жыл бұрын

    Absolute masterpiece

  • Sandobaby
    Sandobaby  Жыл бұрын +7

    Is there anyone that can sing with this much heart now a days?

    • George Stevens
      George Stevens Ай бұрын +1

      @Diane Ya. That's definitely after his stint with The Cray Band, which was about '77 or so when he was doing Times Are Gettin' Tougher Than Tough, things are rougher than rough. The Long John Baldry version. Sometime in the late 80s or 90s he and Terry Robb were on Letterman or Conan doing acoustic blues. Terry on acoustic guitar and Curtis on harp and vocals. Back in the 70s in Eugene, Curtis was quoted in the Register-Reich (Guard) as saying about The Cray Band, "We ain't no f***ing Wheatfield!"

    • Diane
      Diane Ай бұрын +1

      @George Stevens 1991; More Love and Less Attitude, I Don't Blame You etc etc. He was just a kid, full head of dark hair!

    • George Stevens
      George Stevens Ай бұрын +1

      @Diane Maybe The Stilettos was after his stint with The Cray Band.

    • Diane
      Diane Ай бұрын +1

      @George Stevens I first heard him at a Taylor's across from the University about them, but thought his bad was The Stilettos. He opened for BB once long ago in Portland at a place out in NW on the waterfront, no longer a venue, but it was a great spot.

    • George Stevens
      George Stevens Ай бұрын +1

      @Diane Curtis gigged with Robert Cray as The Cray Band based in Eugene, OR in the late 70s, after Curtis disbanded his former band The Nighthawks. Also a stellar harp player. With The Cray Band one of his regular tunes was a cover of Times Are Tougher Than Tough. Used to have a cassette of The Cray Band in concert at the W.O.W. Hall in Eugene around 1977 with Curtis and Robert in high form. Recordings of that night probably are in the archives of the public broadcast station in Eugene that broadcast the concert live.

    CONROW  Жыл бұрын +345

    I love the way the crowd understand the emotion and the skills behind this magic performance

    • AceBoogie
      AceBoogie 6 ай бұрын

      @ediunicko that's not what the history reflects.

    • ediunicko
      ediunicko 6 ай бұрын

      They are all jailed, simple people. Cops are in the middle too. But blouse is a common language that everybody understands and united

    • AceBoogie
      AceBoogie 7 ай бұрын +1

      They're from the same culture. It would be awkward if they didn't.

    • Gina Gina
      Gina Gina  Жыл бұрын +2

      That was jj from good times wow

    • John C
      John C  Жыл бұрын +12

      blues crowds always do. ...real blues crowds

  • TheBigdawg928
    TheBigdawg928  Жыл бұрын +6

    When he sang, you had to listen. But when he played Lucille, you were mesmerized. He influenced many a guitarist, even till this day

  • Napro
    Napro 3 ай бұрын

    Hi David, AMAZING recording and performance! God I wish I could’ve lived during this era, and witnessed these people playing. If you’d ever like your films upscaled and remastered in 4K, I’d be honored. Thanks!

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman  3 ай бұрын +1

      Please contact my office so that I can contact you. I can be reached at allinaday@aol.com.
      David Hoffman filmmaker

  • Abdul Granville
    Abdul Granville 6 ай бұрын +2

    Shoutout to JJ with the intro! These surely looked like Good Times 👏🏽 Long Live the King! 🙌🏽

  • Paul88Laserbeam
    Paul88Laserbeam  Жыл бұрын +5

    Mississippians, B & W, loved and respected B.B. so much. Even the harshest old timers were proud to the bone. His talent, personality, and charachter represented the place and time so much better than the relatively few hot heads of the day.

  • Crunchy Crails
    Crunchy Crails  Жыл бұрын

    BB had to be crowned one day 👑

  • Deep10 aka Target Pistol Guy
    Deep10 aka Target Pistol Guy  Жыл бұрын +229

    Oh man. Just chills from the first note. Can you imagine hearing this kind of music for the first time like this? It’s like somebody pulled something out of you that you could never explain and turned it into sound. Thank you!

    • Tree Herder
      Tree Herder  Жыл бұрын +1

      @G I envy you. I never got to see him live.

    • Tree Herder
      Tree Herder  Жыл бұрын +2

      lol I begged my dad for Radio Shack guitar after the 1st time I heard BB. I was 8. He bought me one and I've played for 30 years.

    • G
      G  Жыл бұрын +3

      I saw BB at the Marco Polo in Miami in 1976. His music soothes the soul and rises the hair up on the back of your neck at the same time.

    • Patricia Slocum
      Patricia Slocum  Жыл бұрын +5

      Exactly! I am so thankful that you phrased it that way! A feeling that you didn't even know was there, creeps over and out of you when you hear the blues played by the grears. BB and Bo, to name two.

  • John Ohkuma Thiel
    John Ohkuma Thiel  Жыл бұрын +3

    I actually cried. BB King is eternally a national treasure.
    First time I heard Sonny Rollins, Saint Thomas, at least twenty times. This is the second time I had such an experience.
    If you have money, if you can afford it, if this is your passion, you should bleed for the likes of BB King and T-Bone Walker, follow them around like a loyal puppy, learn from the masters, and treat them well.

  • damoclesdrops
    damoclesdrops  Жыл бұрын +3

    Got to see him in baltimore a year before he passed away. Two men helped him to a chair they had setup on stage. Him and Lucille sounded just like they always have. Towards the end he sang "you are my sunshine" with the whole audience in tow. Gave me a case of the chills im still fighting off lol. Ill never forget it.

  • Matthew Taylor
    Matthew Taylor  Жыл бұрын

    BB never knew it, but I adopted him as a favorite uncle. So cool, this man was.

  • Doug Love
    Doug Love 11 ай бұрын

    Thank you, David Hoffman. So much priceless historical music filmed, saved, and shared with all of us. Your dedication and hard work is much appreciated!!

  • Paul Gekides
    Paul Gekides 2 ай бұрын +1

    This man feels and lives his music! The absolute best…

  • Azareal Bheri
    Azareal Bheri 3 жыл бұрын +425

    The cameraman did a really good job by covering the emotions and different expressions of the audience

    • 3. 1415926535
      3. 1415926535 3 жыл бұрын

      @Tokahontas exactly

    • Tokahontas
      Tokahontas 3 жыл бұрын +2

      3. 1415926535 yep, multiple camera men and engineers working on getting and putting up the best shot at that time

    • 3. 1415926535
      3. 1415926535 3 жыл бұрын +2

      You mean filming crew

    • Miguel Urdaci
      Miguel Urdaci 3 жыл бұрын +3

      Yeah. Editor was also spot on. A rare thing.

    • Jonny Savill
      Jonny Savill 3 жыл бұрын +3

      Azareal Bheri no phones is nice to see

  • Татьяна Незговорова

    Этих музыккантов ещё ни кто не превзошёл👏👏👏👏

  • InZaneKicks
    InZaneKicks 6 ай бұрын +1

    My goodness every note is so clean,absolutely amazing!

  • Josh 100
    Josh 100  Жыл бұрын +1

    Back in the 1950s and on the unique music--soul, church, blues, stories their songs made, etc.--made me and my friends smile, smile, smile, and appreciate our differences and similarities.
    I think the younger generations badly need to see the positive contributions they made back then.
    They didn't think of themselves as victims! They celebrated their person-hood. HAPPY WEEKEND Rick. 🧒🏼

  • guy Location
    guy Location 5 ай бұрын +2

    You are so missed !!!
    You cant find another one like him.
    Pure class and talent.

  • Carlos Alberto
    Carlos Alberto  Жыл бұрын

    Soy de México y apenas conocí esta belleza

  • Nikos
    Nikos 2 жыл бұрын +136

    Good music knows no race, colour or nationality... This man will be remembered for many generations to come!

    • Nikos
      Nikos 2 жыл бұрын +3

      @Erik Arneberg You are welcome my friend..

    • Erik Arneberg
      Erik Arneberg 2 жыл бұрын +3


  • Geoffrey Dickson
    Geoffrey Dickson 8 ай бұрын +2

    A masterpiece. One of many from the King of the Blues.

  • Dennis Pearson
    Dennis Pearson 7 ай бұрын +4

    I Just Love The Facial Expressions of B.B. , As He Plays Every Note With His Entire SOUL !!!.....

  • Network Dude
    Network Dude  Жыл бұрын

    What a Performance and What a crowd!

  • Richard Wich
    Richard Wich  Жыл бұрын +6

    Unique Guitar sound-
    Only a few have ever used this sound for solo lead.
    Can hear it soon as"The King"(BB)starts to play...
    Thank you Sir

  • mrfester42
    mrfester42 4 жыл бұрын +1698

    So many young people think speed is artistry. B.B. was never a speed freak on the guitar but the feeling just drips from his fingertips.

    • mrfester42
      mrfester42 6 ай бұрын

      @John ... and you also missed the point completely.

    • mrfester42
      mrfester42 6 ай бұрын

      @DaveDexterMusic ...and you missed the point completely!

    • deborah lariscy
      deborah lariscy  Жыл бұрын +1

      there is a place, a genre for all types of music and playing. But fast is not associated with the Blues.

    • Muhammad Ihsan
      Muhammad Ihsan 3 жыл бұрын

      This is like battle of emo punk boy with Metalhead. When metal is about speed distortion and technical thing while headbangin, emo punk is about feeling of the youth, depression, unity, they just wanna Scream their heart out with distortion while jumping around and don't have time to think about technique.
      But to be honest technical player like Hendrix or SRV doesn't have strong lyric like BB and older bluesman does. But it's depend on your taste. I personally would father technical guitarist cause their guitar really give me eargasm.

    • Michael Clark
      Michael Clark 3 жыл бұрын

      @Bob Aldo And Elmore James, who was a big influence on BB.

  • Another World
    Another World  Жыл бұрын +1

    BB isn’t the only one that thinks this is his finest work I could listen to this all day and all night

  • Vio
    Vio  Жыл бұрын

    True soul talent ♥️

  • Kevin Pruessner
    Kevin Pruessner 3 ай бұрын

    I stood in the rain in Tulsa Oklahoma to hear him play. My 6 year old son at my side. Wanted him to hear a real king sing

  • Mayuquito Mayu
    Mayuquito Mayu  Жыл бұрын +1

    BB King. The coolest man that ever lived. No one can beat this artist. He is blues. The blues are BB King. And his intro is the coolest it can be. Thank you for this video!!!!!

  • Nei_Hmande
    Nei_Hmande  Жыл бұрын +2

    Just gotta share my experience:
    Music becomes ultra-charming when music like the blues, BB here speaking about the shack and the snack business, and Johnny Cash make you laugh out loud. Such a touching art.
    God is so good to us all!

  • Michael Logan
    Michael Logan  Жыл бұрын +245

    Thank you David for capturing these important moments in history and culture 🙌 👏

    • Learn Share & Evolve
      Learn Share & Evolve 7 ай бұрын +1

      Not whether this was filmed or taped, but you couldn’t just whip out you iphone in those days. This is magnificent, and BB King will always be one of the blues greats!

    • deborah lariscy
      deborah lariscy  Жыл бұрын +7

      @David Hoffman everyone on this site should.

    • David Hoffman
      David Hoffman   Жыл бұрын +47

      Thank you Mike for your comment. If your resources allow, I would sure appreciate your using the THANKS button under any of my videos including the one you have commented on. It is something new that KZclip is beta testing and would mean a great deal for my continuing efforts.
      David Hoffman filmmaker

  • Tree Herder
    Tree Herder  Жыл бұрын +2

    This man and Randy Rhoads are the TWO reasons I picked up a guitar 30 years ago. RIP Saint King and Saint Rhoads. Show some love to Christone "Kingfish" Ingram too. He is the next BB.

  • Robert Joseph
    Robert Joseph 7 ай бұрын

    Kudos to David Hoffman for capturing this poignant moment in time @ Sing Sing in 1972 & for sharing it with the world!!! I was fortunate to catch BB's magic a few times, both in Detroit & in San Diego. Plus, I bought this DVD years ago to help keep his music alive. Timeless....

  • Ron Corral
    Ron Corral  Жыл бұрын +2

    For me this same song live at Cook County Jail solo is just goosebumps and tears in the soul!