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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Albert King--King Of The Blues Guitar

These 17 tunes come from King's most fertile period, his 1966-68 tenure at Memphis's Stax Records. Stax chief Jim Stewart had been reluctant to sign blues artists because he felt straight blues wouldn't mesh with Stax's patented Memphis soul. Ironically, the fusion of King's sharp guitar wails with the dynamic rhythms of Booker T. & the MGs--the Stax house band--was what set King apart from other bluesmen. The unique blend produced classic after classic: Booker T. Jones' rolling piano propels "Laundromat Blues." Al Jackson's drum shuffle supports "Crosscut Saw." The driving horns of Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson, and Joe Arnold accent "Born Under a Bad Sign." King's ripe and mellow vocals are a perfect match for the soul-drenched music while his dramatic string bends leap out.

1. Laundromat Blues
2. Overall Junction - (mono)
3. Oh, Pretty Woman
4. Funk-Shun
5. Crosscut Saw
6. Down Don't Bother Me - (bonus track)
7. Born Under A Bad Sign
8. Personal Manager
9. Kansas City - (bonus track)
10. Very Thought Of You, The - (bonus track)
11. Hunter, The - (bonus track)
12. I Almost Lost My Mind
13. As The Years Go Passing By - (bonus track)
14. Cold Feet
15. You Sure Drive A Hard Bargin
16. I Love Lucy
17. You're Gonna Need Me

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