This is the clip I was referring toWas it on youtube? I never found it again, it was posted on FB by one of the Austin old timers. I think it was a club out in Wimberley? I remember that catching my eye, I played a road house in Wimberley one time.
But the point wasn't that he didn't nail it exactly. Heck, BB changed so much over the years, himself. The point was, he had obviously sat down and learned stuff nfn. You don't get that close because you listened to a record a couple times. He absorbed it. I don't hear any of that style in his later playing but it must be there, somewhere. It influenced him, even when you can't hear it. Doesn't seem to have hurt him much.