King, B.B. / Live in Africa

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In 1974 one of the great fights of the century was taking place in Kinshasa, Zaire, between George Foreman, the champion and Mohammed Ali. Sponsored by the government of Zaire, it was a celebration of black sports and entertainment. Consequently, America’s most popular black artists were invited to entertain the many thousands of people from […]

In 1974 one of the great fights of the century was taking place in Kinshasa, Zaire, between George Foreman, the champion and Mohammed Ali. Sponsored by the government of Zaire, it was a celebration of black sports and entertainment. Consequently, America’s most popular black artists were invited to entertain the many thousands of people from around the world who had come to see the great battle. Among these great entertainers was B.B. King, performing for an audience of more than 50,000 fans. Their shows were shot in 35mm on six cameras and directed by Leon Gast who recently won an Academy Award for When We Were Kings. If you look closely you will see Muhammad Ali in the audience of both these shows. Classic BB King live performance including the songs To Know You Is To Love You, I Believe In My Soul, Why I Sing The Blues, Ain’t Nobody Home, Sweet Sixteen, The Thrill Is Gone, Guess Who, and I Like To Live The Song.

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