B.B. King: Guess Who (Live at Sing Sing Prison 1972)

The legendary B.B. King passed away yesterday and his heart-rending blues will be truly missed. Regarded as one of the world’s most significant guitarists, King leaves a career that spanned decades: beginning to record professionally in 1949 at 24 years old, and continuing to tour extensively in his 70s. On Thanksgiving in 1972, King visited New York’s maximum security Sing Sing prison, where he sang “Guess Who” to the inmates—some who likely were being introduced to the blues for the first time—and delivered a most sincere and beautiful performance.