B.B. KingLive At San Quentin
King? Recorded in the same correctional facility that spawned Johnny Cash's Live At San Quentin, B.B.
King's recording oozes the same kind of energy that put Cash's album in the books. But with a twist: as he makes the audience applaud for the guards, this seems kind of strange on first sight.
But B.B. King is no Johnny Cash: the audience knows that they are in jail for a reason, and the blues master isn't unnecessarily sympathetic of their deeds.
Which is what B.B. King's brand of blues is all about: being true to yourself no matter what, and having fun while at it.
Now let the good times roll!