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Albert Collins: Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund 1980 (2-CD, 1-DVD)

(2016/Made In Germany) CDs - 19 tracks, DVD - 10 tracks. DVD:PCM Stereo, :4:3, NTSC, rcode:0;running time: 95 Min.
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  • Interpret: Albert Collins

  • Album titlle: Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund 1980 (2-CD, 1-DVD)

  • Genre Blues

  • Label MADE IN GERMANY

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  • EAN: 0885513906328

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Collins, Albert - Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund 1980 (2-CD, 1-DVD) CD 1
01Sweet Home ChicagoAlbert Collins
02She's FineAlbert Collins
03Listen Here!Albert Collins
04Cold Cold FeelingAlbert Collins
05Skatin'/Ice PickAlbert Collins
06BrickAlbert Collins
Collins, Albert - Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund 1980 (2-CD, 1-DVD) CD 2
01The Things That I Used To DoAlbert Collins
02If You Love Me Like You SayAlbert Collins
03Cold CutsAlbert Collins
04I Got A Mind To TravelAlbert Collins
05Angel Of MercyAlbert Collins
06FrostyAlbert Collins
07Instrumental JamAlbert Collins
Collins, Albert - Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund 1980 (2-CD, 1-DVD) CD 3
01Sweet Home ChicagoAlbert Collins
02She'S FineAlbert Collins
03Listen Here!Albert Collins
04Cold, Cold FeelingAlbert Collins
05Ice Pick (Skatin')Albert Collins
06BrickAlbert Collins
07The Things I Used ToAlbert Collins
08If You Love Me Like You SayAlbert Collins
09Cold CutsAlbert Collins
10I Got A Mind To TravelAlbert Collins
Albert Collins They called Albert Collins ‘The Master of the Telecaster,’ and he... more
"Albert Collins"

Albert Collins

They called Albert Collins ‘The Master of the Telecaster,’ and he was. Thanks to his early 45s, many of which bore frigid titles, it was decreed that his reverb-drenched guitar sound was ‘icy.’ In reality, a hotter electric blues guitarist never existed. When he strode through an audience, his axe slung low on his shoulder and trailing at least 100 feet of cord, he glowed with a million watts of incandescence. And Frosty was the tour de force he always played in the midst of those crowds.

Born October 1, 1932 in a log cabin in Leona, Texas, Collins mostly grew up in Houston’s Third Ward. Piano was his first instrument, but when his music teacher’s path was blocked by rain, young Albert decided to switch to guitar."My cousin’s the one that taught me how to play, named Willow Young,"said the late Collins."And I had a very good friend of mine, he’s a music teacher name of Henry Hayes, out of Houston, Texas. They taught me quite a bit, you know. But I was listening to John Lee Hooker and Lightnin’ Hopkins at the particular time when I first learned how to start playing guitar."

 Collins’ unorthodox tuning was radically different."It’s a D-minor tuning,"said Collins."From where I come from out of the south, Houston, Texas, they all would call this Spanish tuning."That meant that chords were all but impossible; Albert was by both design and necessity a lead guitarist.He adopted T-Bone and Gatemouth as his idols. "In 1953, I met Gatemouth Brown. I saw him with a new guitar,"said Collins."When the Fenders first came out, he bought the Esquire Fender. So I bought me one." That wasn’t Gate’s only input. "I started out playing with just my fingers,"he said."I tried to use a pick, but I don’t know, it seemed like it was a handicap to me." And like his hero, Collins used a capo. "After I got around Gatemouth, I got hooked on that clamp,"he said."It gave me a good sound." 

Collins formed his first band, the Rhythm Rockers, in 1950. He got the idea for those long mid-song walks from sax wildman Big Jay McNeely. "He used to have a creeper that you work on cars on, a creeper that you lay down on," said Albert. "He’d go all out in the streets, blowin’ his horn." Collins made his first instrumental 45, The Freeze, in 1958 for Hayes’ Kangaroo label, encoring on the Great Scott logo with Defrost. Then he hooked up with Beaumont producer Bill Hall and his partner, ex-Sun A&R man Jack Clement, who ran Hall and Hallway Records. "When I got with Hall and Clement, they told me, ‘Well, man, we’ll just keep you in the icebox. So everything we put out on you will be pertaining to cold!’"Albert said.

The swinging, intricately conceived Frosty came out in 1964 on Hall. "I was just doing mostly instrumentals at that particular time,"Collins said."I wasn’t singing too much then." He was backed by his regular combo: trumpeter Frank Mitchell, Hayes on alto sax, Big Tiny on tenor, organist Walter McNeil, bassist Bill Johnson, and drummer Herbert Henderson. More classic cold-themed instrumentals—Backstroke, the two-part Sno-Cone, Don’t Lose Your Cool—followed. Albert moved over to Imperial for three 1968-70 albums that didn’t quite have the same pizzazz and looked destined to primarily remain a West Coast phenomenon until his 1978 Alligator album ‘Ice Pickin’’ catapulted him into the major leagues of bluesdom and belatedly showed him to be a fine, understated singer as well 

From then until his November 24, 1993 death of lung cancer, Albert Collins was the most exciting electric blues guitarist in the world, cold as ice and hot as fire.

 

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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Tracklist
Collins, Albert - Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund 1980 (2-CD, 1-DVD) CD 1
01 Sweet Home Chicago
02 She's Fine
03 Listen Here!
04 Cold Cold Feeling
05 Skatin'/Ice Pick
06 Brick
Collins, Albert - Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund 1980 (2-CD, 1-DVD) CD 2
01 The Things That I Used To Do
02 If You Love Me Like You Say
03 Cold Cuts
04 I Got A Mind To Travel
05 Angel Of Mercy
06 Frosty
07 Instrumental Jam
Collins, Albert - Live At Rockpalast - Dortmund 1980 (2-CD, 1-DVD) CD 3
01 Sweet Home Chicago
02 She'S Fine
03 Listen Here!
04 Cold, Cold Feeling
05 Ice Pick (Skatin')
06 Brick
07 The Things I Used To
08 If You Love Me Like You Say
09 Cold Cuts
10 I Got A Mind To Travel