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Just a Closer Walk with Thee – Ruby Wilson/Climax Jazz Band 1995
One of the highlights of this concert, if not “THE” highlight, was Memphis blues singer Ruby Wilson being featured in “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”.
She is the undisputed Queen of Beale Street, a Memphis legend who has taken the Delta blues and her powerful, emotional, unforgettable voice worldwide. When she's in Memphis, she often holds at B.B. King's, the epicenter of nightclub entertainment in the Mid-South. When she's out of town, she might be singing at the White House, or at a renowned jazz club in Switzerland, or on a luxury cruise in Asia.
Together with Dr Jack Maassen playing carillon and our Climax Jazz Band backing her, it became quite an emotional performance presented to this happy audience of about 8000 in Misono Japan.