The Blues: A Real Summit Meeting
"Recorded live on 29 June 1973 at Lincoln Center in NYC, this 'summit meeting' of blues artists was actually part of the Newport Jazz Festival (which during this period had relocated to Manhattan). The event--featuring B.B. King as MC--brought together 'old and new, country and city' for an unforgettable night of top-notch blues. Besides B.B., the big names that night were Muddy Waters and Big Mama Thornton, who pleased the audience by playing sublime versions of some of their best loved numbers, but the concert that night is perhaps most memorable for performances of several lesser-known elder statesmen of the blues, including Delta blues singer and guitarist Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup (playing his 'That's Alright Now Mama', covered famously by Elvis on his 1954 debut single), and bandleader and pioneer of the 'West Coast Blues' style, Lloyd Glenn, who played some stellar blues/honky-tonk piano on his 'Honky Tonk Train'." Housed in a gatefold sleeve.