If you want an hour with the master, you need look no farther than this production of the Jazz Channel and BET. A live concert performance by the 75-year-old blues legend, this video shows the robust King at the height of his guitar and singing powers. Though it's a little sad to see him forced to sit in a chair to perform, that impression is quickly wiped away by his music. Whether wringing stinging solos from Lucille, his beloved guitar, or singing songs as varied as "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Making Love Is Good for You," King is like some blues-soaked Buddha, so lively that you forget he's sitting down. He acts out a whole lifetime of drama in the facial expressions of a single guitar solo; multiply that times an hour and you've got a King so animated that you expect him to hop up and start dancing. --Marshall Fine
The reigning king of the blues, B.B. King, rules supreme on BET on Jazz: The Jazz Channel. The legendary blues guitarist and his beloved "Lucille," let the good times roll in a live concert recorded at Black Entertainment Television Studio II in Washington, DC. This electrifying Jazz Central
performance features the trademark guitar and vocal styles that have made B.B. King one of the most influential blues musicians of the 20th century. Songs: Two I Shoot Blues, Let the Good Times Roll, I'll Survive, Bad Case of Love, Peace of Mind, Caldonia, Blues Boys Tune, Early in the Morning, Just Like a Woman, I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town, The Thrill is Gone, I Know, Don't Go No Further (You Need Meat), Please Accept My Love, Making Love is Good for You. 65 minutes.