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Albert King The Definitve Albert King (2-CD)

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Super, comprehensive compilation with liner notes written by Bill Dahl (20 pages). more

Albert King: The Definitve Albert King (2-CD)

Super, comprehensive compilation with liner notes written by Bill Dahl (20 pages).

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  • Interpret: Albert King

  • Album titlle: The Definitve Albert King (2-CD)

  • Label STAX

  • Genre Blues

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0888072327658

  • weight in Kg 0.12
King, Albert - The Definitve Albert King (2-CD) CD 1
01 Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong Albert King
02 Laudromat Blues Albert King
03 Oh, Pretty Woman Albert King
04 Crosscut Saw Albert King
05 Born Under A Bad Sign Albert King
06 Cold Feet Albert King
07 (I Love) Lucy Albert King
08 Blues Power (live) Albert King
09 Killing Floor Albert King
10 The Sky Is Crying Albert King
11 Drowning On Dry Land Albert King
12 Tupelo Pt.1 Albert King
13 Water Albert King
14 Wrapped Up In Love Again Albert King
15 Can You See What You're Doing To Me Albert King
16 Hound Dog Albert King
17 Honky Tonk Woman Albert King
18 Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven Albert King
19 She Caught The Katy And She Left Me A Mule To Albert King
20 Tell Me What True Love Is Albert King
21 Angel Of Mercy Albert King
22 I'll Play The Blues For You Pt.1 Albert King
23 Breaking Up Somebody's Home Albert King
24 Answer To The Laundromat Blues Albert King
25 Match Box Blues (live at Wattstax) Albert King
26 I Wanna Get Funky Albert King
27 Playing On Me Albert King
28 That's What The Blues Is All About Albert King
29 Flat Tire Albert King
30 Crosscut Saw (1974 Remake) Albert King
31 Santa Claus Wants Lovin' Albert King
32 Driving Wheel Albert King
33 I'm Doing Fine Albert King
34 Dust My Broom Albert King
Albert King I'll Play The Blues For You Thanks in large part to Crosscut Saw and Born... more
"Albert King"

Albert King

I'll Play The Blues For You

Thanks in large part to Crosscut Saw and Born Under A Bad Sign, Albert King emerged as a powerful "new" blues guitarist in 1967, even though he'd been recording since ‘53 and had made plenty of great records for the St. Louis-based Bobbin label long before he signed with Stax. Young white rock fans were just picking up on his mile-wide upside-down string-bending and honeyed vocals as he shared bills with their long-haired rock idols, and luminaries such as Eric Clapton were incorporating King's trademark riffs into their own styles.

King posted two lesser hits, Cold Feet and (I Love) Lucy, in 1968 (the latter a tribute to his distinctive Flying V guitar), and he managed more chart appearances with the grinding Can't You See What You're Doing To Me in '70, an ironic Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven in '71, and 1972's pleading Angel Of Mercy. But none came close to the impact of I'll Play The Blues For You. This would prove a lasting signature song even though it was a major departure for the stevedore-sized southpaw. Composer Jerry Beach built in a lot of extra chords, and the overall feel is mid-tempo and mellow, especially when Albert hits on a young lady with a seductive monolog midway through (it's hard to tell whether he's successful).

"I was in the studio, searching for a tune to play," said the late King. "They came up with this ‘I'll Play The Blues For You.' They already had the tune there. It was sent in by another guy. So we just got it together." He was backed by the reformed Bar-Kays, back in action after their ranks were decimated by the tragic 1967 plane crash that also killed Otis Redding. Only bassist James Alexander and trumpeter Ben Cauley remained from the ill-fated original lineup; guitarist Michael Toles, drummer Willie Hall, and keyboardist Allen Jones, the song's co-producer with Stax recording engineer Henry Bush, now filled out the rhythm section.

I'll Play The Blues For You rose to #31 R&B in the summer of '72, but that relatively unimpressive chart position doesn't fully indicate its importance in King's vast musical pantheon. His touring bus sported that song title on its side, and rightly so because that's exactly what he did: play the blues for his fans. To the end—he died December 21, 1992 in Memphis, where this song and so many more of his classics were cut for Stax—King knew the music that he'd done so much to advance would endure.

 

"The blues will be here as long as the world stands," Albert confidently predicted. "Won't be no change in that."

Various - Electric Blues - Plug It In! Turn It Up! Vol.4 Electric Blues 1970 - 2005 (english)
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Tracklist
King, Albert - The Definitve Albert King (2-CD) CD 1
01 Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
02 Laudromat Blues
03 Oh, Pretty Woman
04 Crosscut Saw
05 Born Under A Bad Sign
06 Cold Feet
07 (I Love) Lucy
08 Blues Power (live)
09 Killing Floor
10 The Sky Is Crying
11 Drowning On Dry Land
12 Tupelo Pt.1
13 Water
14 Wrapped Up In Love Again
15 Can You See What You're Doing To Me
16 Hound Dog
17 Honky Tonk Woman
18 Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
19 She Caught The Katy And She Left Me A Mule To
20 Tell Me What True Love Is
21 Angel Of Mercy
22 I'll Play The Blues For You Pt.1
23 Breaking Up Somebody's Home
24 Answer To The Laundromat Blues
25 Match Box Blues (live at Wattstax)
26 I Wanna Get Funky
27 Playing On Me
28 That's What The Blues Is All About
29 Flat Tire
30 Crosscut Saw (1974 Remake)
31 Santa Claus Wants Lovin'
32 Driving Wheel
33 I'm Doing Fine
34 Dust My Broom