“This is way back in time when records had two sides, so the A-side was ‘live,’ and the B-side was ‘well.’ They’re both great.
“The live side is very traditional, and it reminds me of BB's album from Cook County Jail, which was almost one of my choices here. The studio half is more cutting-edge. It has some amazing grooves. There’s some funk, and the rhythm section really jumps out at you.
“The intimacy of the live recordings is incedible. On the song Please Don’t Answer The Door, it gets so quiet – it sounds as if BB is right in the room with you. You can hear him change the dynamic of each note. That's something I’d never heard before. You know, it's always said that you can do more with one or two notes than you can with 100. It’s almost a cliché. But BB really proves that to be true here. Very expressive playing.”