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All Music Guide - Campbell
As part of the Stax Profiles series, blues guitarist Albert King is spotlighted with material recorded in the late '60s and early '70s for the Memphis-based label. Since this midline compilation only contains 11 cuts, it's easy to dwell on what was left off. For instance, where is "Laundromat Blues," "Cross Cut Saw," "The Hunter," "Blues Power," "Phone Booth," or "Personal Manager"? Gathering the hits wasn't what Fantasy Records executive and Albert King fanatic Bill Belmont had in mind when selecting these tracks. Although previously released, a few of these cuts are slightly different or expanded, such as the full-length "I'll Play the Blues for You, Pts. 1-2" backed by the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
As part of the Stax Profiles series, blues guitarist Albert King is spotlighted with material recorded in the late '60s and early '70s for the Memphis-based label. Since this midline compilation only contains 11 cuts, it's easy to dwell on what was left off. For instance, where is "Laundromat Blues," "Cross Cut Saw," "The Hunter," "Blues Power," "Phone Booth," or "Personal Manager"? Gathering the hits wasn't what Fantasy Records executive and Albert King fanatic Bill Belmont had in mind when selecting these tracks. Although previously released, a few of these cuts are slightly different or expanded, such as the full-length "I'll Play the Blues for You, Pts. 1-2" backed by the Bar-Kays; a live version of "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" recorded at the Fillmore Auditorium in 1968; and "She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride," a track popularized by the Blues Brothers, who introduced it to a younger audience. Without a doubt, the main jewel of this set is the previously unreleased version of "Born Under a Bad Sign" recorded on December 6, 1983, and featuring King disciple and then up-and-coming guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. For whatever reason, this version was left off the King/Vaughan collaboration In Session.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/25/2006
  • Label: Stax
  • UPC: 025218862226
  • Catalog Number: 8622
  • Sales rank: 67,096

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Albert King Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Matt "Guitar" Murphy Guitar
Phil Upchurch Bass
Gene Barge Horn
Jeanie Greene Background Vocals
The Memphis Horns Horn
Vernon Burch Guitar
Jim Keltner Drums
Earl Thomas Bass
Tippy Armstrong Guitar
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Johnny Board Horn
Donald "Duck" Dunn Bass
John Gallie Keyboards
Roger Hawkins Drums
David Hood Bass
Morris Jennings Drums
Lafayette Leake Piano
Michael Llorens Drums
Tony Llorens Organ
Bobby Manuel Guitar
Thiotis Morgan Drums
Wayne Perkins Guitar
Lester Snell Keyboards
Gus Thornton Bass
Michael Toles Guitar
Stevie Ray Vaughan Guitar
Murray Watson Horn
Willie James Exon Guitar
Al Jackson Jr. Vocals
Roosevelt Pointer Bass
Winston Stewart Keyboards
Technical Credits
Don Nix Arranger, Composer, Producer
Elmore James Composer
Albert King Composer, Producer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Al Jackson Jr. Arranger, Producer
Jerry Beach Composer
Allen Jones Arranger, Producer
Henry Bush Arranger, Producer
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