Three Kings of the Blues

The Three Kings of the Blues

by Rick Derringer
     
 
One thing that Rick Derringer could never be accused of is failing to be eclectic. Having recorded everything from MOR adult contemporary to bubblegum pop
ock to ballsy blues-rock over the years, the singer/guitarist has demonstrated that eclectic is his middle name. And Derringer's blues-rock/hard rock output is the focus of The Three Kings of the Blues, a

Overview

One thing that Rick Derringer could never be accused of is failing to be eclectic. Having recorded everything from MOR adult contemporary to bubblegum pop
ock to ballsy blues-rock over the years, the singer/guitarist has demonstrated that eclectic is his middle name. And Derringer's blues-rock/hard rock output is the focus of The Three Kings of the Blues, a best-of collection that Blues Bureau International assembled in 2010. Why Three Kings? Because Derringer is heard performing material associated with B.B. King, Albert King, or Freddie King. This 51-minute CD draws on three Blues Bureau releases: Derringer's Blues Deluxe from 1998, his Jackhammer Blues from 2000, and the L.A. Blues Authority's Fit for a King from 1993 (the L.A. Blues Authority is an all-star project that has included Derringer). Blues Bureau's picks are good ones, and those who enjoy hearing Derringer's edgier, gutsier side can't go wrong with performances of Freddie King's "You've Got to Love Her with a Feeling," B.B. King's "Crying Won't Help You," and the Albert King-associated "Born Under a Bad Sign." Derringer also shines on Charlie Segar and Big Bill Broonzy's "Key to the Highway"; Segar and Broonzy both came out of the blues' acoustic pre-World War II era, but Derringer has no problem making "Key to the Highway" relevant to amplified blues-rock. The Three Kings of the Blues is not the last word on Derringer's Blues Bureau recordings, but it isn't a bad place to start if one is interested in exploring his blues-rock/hard rock output for that label.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2010
Label:
Blues Bureau Int'l
UPC:
0026245207325
catalogNumber:
2073
Rank:
17562

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Derringer   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Stu Blank   Keyboards
Brad Russell   Bass
Brad Kaiser   Drums
Segovia Bader   Bass
Kevin Russell   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Rick Derringer   Producer
Steve Fontano   Engineer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Joe Marquez   Engineer
James Murphy   overdub engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Overdubs,Guitar Overdubs
Mike Varney   Executive Producer
Ralph Patlan   Engineer
Tony Masterantonio   Graphic Design
S. Thompson   Composer
S. Miller   Composer
Allan Sudduth   Engineer
C. Burnett   Composer
B.J. Goldberg   Composer

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