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Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You

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Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You

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1972 release by the legendary blues guitarist Albert King featuring various musicians backing him including some of the Bar-Kays, the Isaac Hayes Movement, and the Memphis Horns.

“Start to finish, King’s finest album on Stax (and arguably finest, period) is 1972’s I’ll Play the Blues for You. It was released as King was still basking in the success he’d built from Born Under a Bad Sign, and it solidified his standing as one of the most unique of blues talents — one of the three “Kings of the blues”, along with B.B and Freddie.” - PopMatters

“The combination of King, members of the legendary Bar-Kays, the Isaac Hayes Movement, and the sparkling Memphis Horns was hardly a risky endeavor. The result was a trim, funk-infused blues sound that provided ample space for King's oft-imitated guitar playing. King has always been more impressive as a soloist than a singer, and some of his vocal performances on I'll Play the Blues for You lack the intensity one might hope for. As usual, he more than compensates with a series of exquisite six-string workouts.” - AlMusic

Item description:

Artist:

Albert King

Title:

I'll Play The Blues For You

Label:

Stax

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2015 | Original - 1972

Genre:

Blues

Style:

Electric Blues

Catalog No:

MPS-8513

Condition:

New