Stax Profiles

Stax Profiles

by Albert King
     
 
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,"

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/25/2006
Label:
Stax
UPC:
0025218862226
catalogNumber:
8622
Rank:
59361

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Albert King   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Matt "Guitar" Murphy   Guitar
Phil Upchurch   Bass
Gene Barge   Horn
Jeanie Greene   Background Vocals
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   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   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Beach   Composer
Allen Jones   Arranger,Producer
Henry Bush   Arranger,Producer

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