B.B. King – “Guess Who” Live
An Intimate View of The King’s Live Performance
“Guess Who” is the ninth track from B.B. King’s twenty first studio album of the same title. It was released in 1972 under MCA Records. He has been very influential not just in the blues genre. Rolling Stone even called him a “true gentleman performer.”
Over the years, King has developed one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists’ vocabulary.
B.B. King sings this with his usual intense vocals and the stinging sound of his guitar. Hands down amazing! This blues legend can definitely do nothing wrong. He knows how to leave his audience breathless with his performance and we just love him for it! Especially during this unforgettable concert in Africa, you can see how he connected with his audience.
To perform in Africa – the land of his ancestors, at this stadium event before 80,000 – plus crazed, hot, sweaty, dancing and bouncing heads and soulfully pained hearts — must have had a very special personal significance for B.B., as it did for us all. We all realized this was not just another gig. It was history, good history. We were all very proud to be a part of it. — Charles Sawyer
No wonder why he is so loved by everyone!