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Format: CD
Sku: 60149790
UPC: 075678201721
UPC 14: 00075678201721
Release Date: 8/8/1989
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Laundromat Blues ~ Albert King
2. Overall Junction - (mono) ~ Albert King
3. Oh, Pretty Woman ~ Albert King
4. Funk-Shun ~ Albert King
5. Crosscut Saw ~ Albert King
6. Down Don't Bother Me - (bonus track) ~ Albert King
7. Born Under A Bad Sign ~ Albert King
8. Personal Manager ~ Albert King
9. Kansas City - (bonus track) ~ Albert King
10. Very Thought Of You, The - (bonus track) ~ Albert King
11. Hunter, The - (bonus track) ~ Albert King
12. I Almost Lost My Mind ~ Albert King
13. As The Years Go Passing By - (bonus track) ~ Albert King
14. Cold Feet ~ Albert King
15. You Sure Drive A Hard Bargin ~ Albert King
16. I Love Lucy ~ Albert King
17. You're Gonna Need Me ~ Albert King
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Recorded 1966-68.
Muze PNote Backed by Booker T & the MGs and the Memphis Horns, Albert King (confusingly, no relation to Freddie or BB--though he named himself after the latter) shows off his spare, elastic, fluid guitar style on this definitive compilation. Songs such as "Laundromat Blues", "Oh, Pretty Woman," and the immortal "Crosscut Saw" with its sinuous, interweaving rhythms are blues classics, while "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "The Hunter" were later covered by Cream and Bad Company respectively. The combination of King and the Memphis musicians makes for some thrilling moments--particularly the guitar's entry under the horns on "Sign" and the interplay between King's guitar and Al Jackson's samba-style drums in "Crosscut Saw." Though King never achieved the fame of the man whose name he took, he created his fair share of great blues recordings, and KING OF THE BLUES GUITAR is an excellent primer to his unique style.

Producer: Stax Staff; Jim Stewart

Artist Overview

Albert King is one of the most important post-war blues guitarists. His influence was even more profoundly felt in the rock world than in blues, though he earned iconic stature in both. His unusual style came from playing pickless, upside-down, and left-handed, and from his preference for attack, tone, and volume over speed. King was also one of the first blues players to enter the R&B world, recording on Stax with Booker T. & the MG's.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Jammed Together
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-20-Top Of The Stax Grea
Muze Music Compilations S.r.vaughan
Muze Music Compilations Stax Story
Muze Music Compilations Pure Blues
Muze Music Compilations Best Of The Blues (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Chess Blues
Muze Music Compilations We'll Play The Blues For You
Muze Music Compilations Wattstax: highlights From The Soundtra
Muze Music Compilations Stax 50th Anniversary:Best Of Stax
Muze Music Compilations Rough Guide To The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Blues Guitar Killers
Muze Music Compilations Wattstax(Bonus Tracks)(Live)
Muze Music Compilations World's Greatest Blues:live
Muze Music Compilations Atlantic Records: Time Capsule (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Best Blues Album In The World.
Muze Music Compilations Gold:blues
Muze Music Compilations Wattstax (Ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Jammed Together ~ Cropper, Steve
Hooker, John Lee
We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar ~ King, Earl
Morrison, Jim
Morrison, Jim (Doors)
Reed, Jimmy
Reed, Jimmy (Blues)
Blues Guitar Killers ~ Winter, Johnny

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/08/1989
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1969
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7567820172
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00075678201721

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