B.B. King is an icon of American music. He is a blues musician whose distinctive guitar
playing and evocative voice have inspired generations of rock and jazz performers. For the
final session of his 2007 Harvard Extension School class “A History of Blues in America,”
Professor Charles Sawyer staged a tribute concert to B.B. King, including performances by
blues artists J. Geils, “Monster” Mike Welch, Sweet Willie D., Sunny Crownover, and Sawyer's
own band, 2120 South Michigan Avenue. This program features complete footage of that concert
as well as interviews with B.B. King biographer Charles Sawyer and Rounder Records producer Scott
Billington, and photographs depicting King's life from birth to stardom and the world of blues artists.