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Recorded at Wolfman Jack Studios, Los Angeles, California. The tapes of this Albert King/John Mayall album were discovered by Bill Belmont in 1986 while rummaging through the Stax vaults looking for Albert King tapes for an album of unreleased blues material. It was produced by John Mayall at Wolfman Jack Studios in Los Angeles on August 28, 1971. As to why it wasn't released at the time of its recording, Mayall said The intent was to make it different from the Stax sound. I accomplished that but also got it canned because Stax obviously couldn't cope with that. It didn't sound like their stuff, so they didn't release it. It is an inspired pairing of King, one of the most influential guitar stylist of the modern blues, and Mayall, the chief conceptualist of the British blues revival of the Sixties. This LP is very different. Albert plays with no effects, feedback or sustain. It's just plain straight ahead Blues. He also sings in mostly guitar keys instead of his usual Jazz keys. Mayall contributes all of the song's frameworks and King wrote the lyrics- mostly from his other songs and his expansive knowledge of old blues lyrics from Johnson, Brown, Robert Nighthawk, Elmore James, and many more!It sounds different from anything King had recorded before or since, a three-way fusion of Mississippi Delta blues, British blues, and Los Angeles jazz.There are many great tunes on this collection, but "Sun Gone Down-takes 1 & 2" have to be at the top. A great slow blues- one of King's best. "Brand New Razor" is a great tune. It really jumps! "Money Lovin Woman" showcases King's famous talking blues ability. In fact the whole set is really great, different and interesting.
She Won't Gimme No Lovin' Cold in Hand Stop Lying All the Way Down Tell Me What True Love Is Down the Road I Go Money Lovin' Women Sun Gone Down [Take 1] Brand New Razor Sun Gone Down [Take 2]
Albert King (vocals, guitar);
Lee King (guitar);
John Mayall (12-string guitar, harmonica, piano, organ);
Clifford Solomon (alto & tenor saxophones);
Ernie Watts (tenor saxophone);
Blue Mitchell (trumpet);
Larry Taylor (bass);
Ron Selico (drums).