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In the Palace of the King

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
It's common knowledge that two of the most renowned blues guitarists of all time happened to share the same last name (no relation though): B.B. King and Albert King. But there was also another "King" of the blues, Freddie King, and while he doesn't seem to rake in the same amount of accolades as the other two players, blues buffs far and wide know Freddie was a force to be reckoned with. And one of his biggest admirers through the years has been John Mayall, whose band, the Bluesbreakers, has been covering Freddie King songs since their inception in the '60s. However, on his 56th album overall (!), Mayall offers an album's worth of songs that Freddie King had either ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
It's common knowledge that two of the most renowned blues guitarists of all time happened to share the same last name (no relation though): B.B. King and Albert King. But there was also another "King" of the blues, Freddie King, and while he doesn't seem to rake in the same amount of accolades as the other two players, blues buffs far and wide know Freddie was a force to be reckoned with. And one of his biggest admirers through the years has been John Mayall, whose band, the Bluesbreakers, has been covering Freddie King songs since their inception in the '60s. However, on his 56th album overall (!), Mayall offers an album's worth of songs that Freddie King had either written, inspired, or was "closely associated with," for 2007's In the Palace of the King. Stylistically similar to Mayall's last studio effort (2005's solid Road Dogs), Palace is full of tasty blues guitar throughout, with Buddy Whittington supplying the lion's share of the lead work, especially on such standouts as "Palace of the King." But one of the album's undisputed highlights is "Cannonball Shuffle," an instrumental track that features some fine soloing from Robben Ford (who also solely penned the tune). And for guitarists who are looking to jam along with the album, Mayall was kind enough to list what key each song is in (inside the CD booklet). In the Palace of the King is a much-deserved tribute to one of the blues' greatest yet oft-overlooked guitarists.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2007
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992010427
  • Catalog Number: 20104
  • Sales rank: 126,494

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You Know That You Love Me - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (3:18)
  2. 2 Going Down - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (4:49)
  3. 3 Some Other Day, Some Other Time - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (3:02)
  4. 4 Palace of the King - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (3:29)
  5. 5 I'd Rather Be Blind - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (3:56)
  6. 6 Time to Go - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (6:44)
  7. 7 Big Legged Woman - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (3:55)
  8. 8 Now I've Got a Woman - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (4:24)
  9. 9 I Love You More Every Day - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (3:04)
  10. 10 Help Me Through the Day - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (5:43)
  11. 11 Cannonball Shuffle - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (4:21)
  12. 12 You've Got Me Licked - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (3:36)
  13. 13 King of the Kings - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (4:22)
  14. 14 Living on the Highway - John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (4:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Mayall Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals
Robben Ford Guitar
Red Holloway Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Michael Aarvold Rhythm Guitar
Tom Canning Organ, Electric Piano, Orator
Lon Price Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Lee Thornburg Trombone, Trumpet
Joe Yuele Percussion, Drums, cowbell
Hank Van Sickle Bass Guitar, Tambourine, Upright Bass
Buddy Whittington Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Freddie King Composer
Jimmy McCracklin Composer
John Mayall Composer, Producer
Leon Russell Composer
Robben Ford Composer
Jon Astley Mastering
Don Nix Composer
Michael Aarvold Producer, Engineer
Donald "Duck" Dunn Composer
Joe Yuele Producer
Hank Van Sickle Producer
Buddy Whittington Producer
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