Colin Talcroft: We've been interested in Robert Nighthawk partly because we're also involved in a thing on Maxwell Street in Chicago. Did you ever play on Maxwell Street?
B.B. King: Never played on Maxwell Street. In fact, I never spent any time in Chicago, like a lot of other people did. Every time I went to Chicago, it was like coming to Tokyo; I came to work and make some days and leave. But speaking of Robert Nighthawk, to me, he did a lot on record--because a lot of people don't know that Ike Turner [played] with [him].
Allan Murphy: Oh, sure!
BBK: But, he [Ike Turner] was very young. He was only 14 or 15 years old at the time, but he played like he was 70! [Laughter] I love his piano playing.
AM: In fact, you've just done a gig in England with Ike. Ike was second on the bill. He's come back and he sounds [as if] he's real hot now.
BBK: Well, to me, he never left--they just sent him away.
AM: I know, I know that. [laughter] You never played on Maxwell Street, did you ever ...
BBK: I never visited.
AM: Never visited. Do you know there's a movement to preserve Maxwell Street? Because you know how important it was...
BBK: From what I've heard, I would be one to try and support them.
AM: Well, I have a little present for you [AM gives BBK a "Save Maxwell Street" button; BBK pins it on his lapel].
BBK: Well, thank you.
AM: Because we have a Web site. I know you're interested in computers.
BBK: Yes. Yes, I am.
AM: And we are trying to get the...
CT : We're involved with the Maxwell Street Historic Preservation Coalition.
BBK: Well, if I can do something...
AM: Well, you just have, because...
CT: Could we take some pictures of you wearing that button?
AM: Would you mind that?
BBK: Not at all.