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Albert King - The Big Blues [LP]

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Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, itÕs no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname ''The Velvet Bulldozer.'' Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with ''DonÕt Throw Your Love on Me So Strong'' in 1961. The song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between KingÕs voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots and it was included on his debut album, The Big Blues. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a ''vivid sound'' as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!

1. LetÕs Have a Natural Ball
2. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?
3. I Get Evil
4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It WouldnÕt Be Like It Is)
5. This Morning
6. I Walked All Night Long
7. DonÕt Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
8. TravelinÕ to California
9. IÕve Made Nights By Myself
10. This Funny Feeling
11. Ooh-Ee Baby
12. Dyna Flow

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