King of the Highway

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All Music Guide - Campbell
King of the Highway is the first solo release from blues harp wailer Norton Buffalo and his band, the Knockouts, since the release of 1978's Desert Horizon. Norton Buffalo is an in-demand studio musician who has played on numerous sessions in all genres of music, highlighted by his involvement with blues slide guitarist Roy Rogers. The majority of King of the Highway is enjoyable while occasionally predictable straight-ahead modern blues mixed at times with an occasional hint of New Orleans zydeco rhythm courtesy of Buffalo's unamplificated harmonica. One of the main strengths of this 13 track Blind Pig date is the loose feeling brought by friends including Elvin Bishop, Steve...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
King of the Highway is the first solo release from blues harp wailer Norton Buffalo and his band, the Knockouts, since the release of 1978's Desert Horizon. Norton Buffalo is an in-demand studio musician who has played on numerous sessions in all genres of music, highlighted by his involvement with blues slide guitarist Roy Rogers. The majority of King of the Highway is enjoyable while occasionally predictable straight-ahead modern blues mixed at times with an occasional hint of New Orleans zydeco rhythm courtesy of Buffalo's unamplificated harmonica. One of the main strengths of this 13 track Blind Pig date is the loose feeling brought by friends including Elvin Bishop, Steve Miller Buffalo has been a member of his band for 25 years, and Merl Saunders, gathering together simply to jam.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2000
  • Label: Blind Pig
  • UPC: 019148506626
  • Catalog Number: 5066
  • Sales rank: 114,857

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Norton Buffalo Primary Artist, Organ, Harmonica, Trombone, Vocals
Elvin Bishop Guitar
John Allair Piano
Merl Saunders Hammond Organ
Peter Welker Trumpet
Mike Carabello Conga
Jim Rothermel Tenor Saxophone
Tyler Eng Drums
Darius Russo Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Freddie King Composer
Norton Buffalo Producer, Horn Arrangements
Peter Welker Producer
Pete Carlson Engineer
Sonny Thompson Composer
David McMacken Illustrations
Michael Hollyfield Art Direction
Michael Romanowski Mastering
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