rip BB King (1925-2015)
SING SING THANKSGIVING (1974) is the one of the greatest concert events ever captured on film. On Thanksgiving day, B.B. King and his full band and Joan Baez and her sister, the late Mimi Farina, spent the day with the inmates of New York’s maximum security prison, Sing Sing. The film shows it all including the concert. Joan Baez, B.B. King, The Voices of East Harlem, Jimmy Walker and the prison inmates combined to make music, tell stories and so much more. B.B. King felt this was the best concert he ever gave. The program presents the relationship between inmates and officers, giving insight to both sides.