Blues for Elvis: Albert King Does the King's Things (1970)

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Blues for Elvis: Albert King Does the King's Things (1970)

Blues for Elvis: Albert King Does the King's Things (1970)
Blues / Chicago Blues | Wv.iso: 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR~320 Kbps): 86 Mb
Original Release Date: 1970 | Audio CD: June 11, 1991 | Label: Stax Records SCD-8504-2

Although the concept of blues great Albert King (1923-1992) performing material associated with rock 'n' roll king Elvis Presley may seem curious on the face of it, fact is that eight of the nine songs on Blues for Elvis are either blues-based or blues outright. Highlights of the album, produced in 1969 by Donald "Duck" Dunn (it's one of his rare production credits) and Al Jackson, Jr., include "Hound Dog" being given the "Crosscut Saw" treatment, a scorching instrumental version of "One Night," and a heartfelt reading of the non-blues ballad "Love Me Tender." Though not credited, there's a hard-riffing horn section present throughout, and the members even take turns soloing on "That's All Right."

1. Hound Dog (4:07)
2. That's All Right (4:13)
3. All Shook Up (2:32)
4. Jailhouse Rock (3:40)
5. Heartbreak Hotel (6:09)
6. Don't Be Cruel (3:30)
7. One Night (4:21)
8. Blue Suede Shoes (3:19)
9. Love Me Tender (5:21)

Album Notes:
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).

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