Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign [Stax Remasters]
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- Released: June 10, 2013
- Label: Fantasy
- 1.Born Under a Bad Sign
- 2.Crosscut Saw
- 3.Kansas City
- 4.Oh, Pretty Woman
- 5.Down Don't Bother Me
- 6.The Hunter
- 7.I Almost Lost My Mind
- 8.Personal Manager
- 9.Laundromat Blues
- 10.As the Years Go Passing By
- 11.The Very Thought Of You
- 12.Born Under a Bad Sign [Take 1 - Alternate] (alternate take)
- 13.Crosscut Saw [Take 1 - Alternate] (alternate take)
- 14.Hunter [Take 1 - Alternate], The (alternate take)
- 15.Personal Manager [Take 15 - Alternate] (alternate take)
- 16.Untitled Instrumental [Take 3 - Alternate] (alternate take)
Personnel includes: Albert King (vocals, guitar); Joe Arnold (horns); Isaac Hayes (piano).
Booker T. & The MG's: Booker T. Jones (piano); Steve Cropper (guitar); Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).
The Memphis Horns: Wayne Jackson, Andrew Love (horns).
Recorded at Stax Recording Studio, Memphis, Tennessee between March 1966 and June 1967.
Personnel: Albert King (vocals, guitar); Donald "Duck" Dunn, Steve Cropper (guitar); Joe Arnold, Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson (horns); Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones (piano); Al Jackson, Jr. (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Joe Tarantino.
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
The giant left-handed guitarist was no stranger to the recording studio by 1966, but Albert King had still to make his mark with the record-buying public. When he linked up with the cream of Stax's Memphis musicians, including Booker T. And The MGs and the Memphis Horns, that connection was made. "Laundromat Blues", "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Crosscut Saw" set the scene for "Born Under A Bad Sign" and "The Hunter", which quickly found their way into the repertoires of Cream and Free. The convolutions of his guitar style were perfectly complemented by the trademark Stax funk rhythms. The team went on to make many more singles and albums, none of which could surpass the achievements of their first meeting.
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