Personnel: Albert King (vocals, guitar); Michael Toles (guitar); Marvell Thomas (piano, organ); Donald "Duck" Dunn, James Alexander (bass); and Willie Hall (drums).
Producers: Donald "Duck" Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.
Engineers: Ron Capone, Terry Manning, Bobby Manuel.
Originally released on Stax (2015) in 1970 with the title KING DOES THE KING'S THING. Includes original release liner notes by Albert Goldman.
Digitally remastered by Joe Tarantino (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Personnel: Albert King (vocals, guitar); Michael Toles, Steve Cropper (guitar); Marvell Thomas (piano, organ); Al Jackson, Jr. , Willie Hall (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Albert Goldman.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Donald "Duck" Dunn; James Alexander ; Marvell Thomas; Michael Toles; Willie Hall.
Arrangers: Donald "Duck" Dunn; Vincent Trauth; James Alexander ; Al Jackson, Jr. .
Originally titled King Does the King's Thing, here's Albert King adding his own touch to a batch of Elvis Presley tunes. Because King's style is so irreducible, the concept actually works, as he fills this album with his traditional, high-voltage guitar work and strong vocals. That isn't surprising, since four of the nine tunes on here originally started as R&B hits covered by Presley, including an instrumental version of Smiley Lewis' "One Night." No matter what the original sources may be, though, this is a strong showing in King's catalog. ~ Cub Koda