Live at the Fillmore West

Live at the Fillmore West

by King Curtis
     
 

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Recorded in front of an enthusiastic audience and released just one week before Curtis' murder in 1971, Live at Fillmore West is a brilliant confirmation of the saxophonist's place in popular music. Backed up by Atlantic's top session men, as well as Billy Preston and the Memphis

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Recorded in front of an enthusiastic audience and released just one week before Curtis' murder in 1971, Live at Fillmore West is a brilliant confirmation of the saxophonist's place in popular music. Backed up by Atlantic's top session men, as well as Billy Preston and the Memphis Horns, Curtis rips through some of the biggest hits of the day, transforming them into showcases for his soulful playing and the group's outstanding rhythmic interplay. Beautiful renditions of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and "I Stand Accused" are highlights, but it's full-throttle rockers like "Changes" and "Memphis Soul Stew" that comprise the heart of the album. Curtis occasionally gets lost in the mix, but it doesn't matter; with so much great music going on, you probably won't notice.

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Daily News - Glenn Whipp
[One] of the greatest documents in the history of soul music.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/11/2006
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0081227763220
catalogNumber:
77632
Rank:
28482

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Curtis   Primary Artist,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Billy Preston   Organ
Memphis Horns   Horn,Track Performer
Lou Collins   Tenor Saxophone
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Jack Hale   Trombone
Roger Hopps   Trumpet
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet,Lead
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Mitchell   Baritone Saxophone
Pancho Morales   Conga
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Truman Thomas   Electric Piano
Jerry Jemmott   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Jerry Butler   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Buddy Miles   Composer
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
King Curtis   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Gary Brooker   Composer
Lee Garrett   Composer
Greg Allen   Art Direction
John Bonham   Composer
Jimmy Douglass   Remixing
Bobbie Gentry   Composer
Bill Inglot   Tape Research
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Arif Mardin   Producer,Audio Production
Gene Paul   Remixing
Cheryl Pawelski   Reissue Producer
Keith Reid   Composer
Ray Thompson   Engineer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Syreeta Wright   Composer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Luther Dixon   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Dirk Slik   Annotation

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