Albert Collins Truckin' With Albert Collins

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  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Fontana MCA

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Frosty
  • Buy for $0.992.Hot 'N Cold
  • Buy for $0.993.Frostbite
  • Buy for $0.994.Tremble
  • Buy for $0.995.Thaw Out
  • Buy for $0.996.Dyin' Flu
  • Buy for $0.997.Don't Lose Your Cool
  • Buy for $0.998.Backstroke
  • Buy for $0.999.Kool Aide
  • Buy for $0.9910.Shiver 'N Shake
  • Buy for $0.9911.Icy Blue
  • Buy for $0.9912.Snow - Cone Ii

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Personnel: Albert Collins (vocals, guitar); Henry Hayes (alto saxophone); Big Tiny (tenor saxophone); Frank Mitchell (trumpet); Walter McNeil (organ); Bill Johnson (bass); Herbert Henderson (drums).
Principally recorded in Houston, Texas from 1962 to 1963. Originally released in 1965 as "THE COOL SOUND OF ALBERT COLLINS" (TCF-8002). Includes original release liner notes by Pete Welding.
TRUCKIN' WITH ALBERT COLLINS is a replica of the 1969 Blue Thumb reissue (BT-8).
Composer: Albert Collins.
Personnel: Albert Collins (vocals, guitar); Henry Hayes (alto saxophone); Big Tiny (tenor saxophone); Frank Mitchell (trumpet); Walter McNeil (organ); Herbert Henderson (drums).
Liner Note Author: Pete Welding.
Recording information: Houston, TX (1962-1963).
A re-titled reissue of the 1965 album THE COOL SOUND OF ALBERT COLLINS, this set of early sessions shows the style of this blues-guitar behemoth already clearly defined. Collins plays in minor tuning and plucks the strings aggressively with his right hand, giving his playing--even at this stage--an utterly distinctive sound. The set list features Collins's original, groove-inflected instrumentals (he turns in one vocal performance on "Dyin' Flu"), with tenor sax, alto sax, and trumpet adding punchy lines and jazzy solos over comping from a tight bass-drums-and-organ rhythm section.
The centerpiece here, naturally, is Collins's guitar work. His sharp, carefully crafted leads are impressive throughout--he uses space to excellent effect, and he values interplay with the rhythm section over standard flashy showboating. TRUCKIN' contains many of Collins's best-known tunes, including "Frostbite" and "Frosty." (Reputedly, both Johnny Winter and Janis Joplin--teenagers at the time--were present in the studio when Collins cut "Frosty." Joplin predicted the song would be a hit. She was right--it sold millions, and became one of Collins's signature songs). For essential early offerings from this blues master, TRUCKIN' WITH ALBERT COLLINS is at the top of the list.

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  • UPC: 008811042325
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