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  • Audio CD (16 Mar. 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: King
  • ASIN: B0000017A7
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 587,686 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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I have had this in vinyl for years but been able to play it as it should be heard so I am thrilled to finally have it in cd format where I can play it LOUD. Released in 1962 it clearly shows Albert King looking for his sound. Many tracks have that jump blues big band sound that B B King was playing around that time and in fact I think Albert's guitar style is not too dissimilar to BB's picking out clean notes rather than bending them in the way he was doing later. The cd also mixes musical styles as Albert is clearly looking for commercial success and with the cha cha becoming increasingly popular at the time there are a few nods in that direction albeit with a bluesy influence. There is also a lovely nod to pop with the wonderfully lyrical "Had you told it like it was it wouldn't be like it is". The track "This Morning" bears more than a passing resemblance to Booker T and the MGs "Green Onions" also released in 1962.

Of course this cd is a far cry from the classic cds that Albert King went on to make at Stax and I would always recommend them as a first port of call but I certainly recommend this for historical interest and a clear indicator of where Albert King was headed as he developed that funky soul blues sound with which he became so familiar and which is so sorely missed
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Excellent new pressing from original master tapes. A must for any fan who is familiar with only the Stax and Tomato era Albert King.
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply the BEST! 21 Sept. 2007
By R. Levy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Albert G-d rest his soul, was simply the best that ever played a blues guitar. As a teenager in 1969 I played organ for him before joining BB King's band. NOBODY ever outplayed him on a good night. His perfect timing & rhythm and total on key in-tune bends never ceased to amaze me.
Maybe some could play more notes, but no one could play one note better'n him. As soon as you'd hear him, you'd know it was him and not someone else stealing his licks, as so many have. Arguably, he may have played & grooved better on his Stax material, but he was no slouch here and was well on his way towards developing his signature stinging sound that was so unique and original. He was a great, kind and wonderful human being as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Proper Restoration At Last 22 May 2000
By BluesDuke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This was Albert King's first official album and, finally, the material therein - usually splattered across various slapdash bargain collections - is restored to context. The rhythm section isn't anything close to the precision of the Stax/Volt crew which graduated King from rumour to star in 1966 (well, name one rhythm section that is) - but if you can overcome both that and a couple of songwriting turkeys, you're in for a treat. Put this together with the King tracks on Chess's "Door to Door" and you've got a comprehensive gathering of just what made Albert King's reputation enough that Stax couldn't wait to sign him when they had the chance in the first place. Even at this comparatively early stage of his blues career, Albert King was playing like his life depended on it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine Album but.... 15 April 2014
By L. Braverman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Lots of good sounds here but the title cut? "The Big Blues", listed as #7?
It's not here; the album goes right from "I Walked All Night Long"
to "Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong".

12 cuts, not 13.

Argh.

Otherwise, fine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars and its amazing how this album foreshadows his later development 7 Jan. 2016
By Simon Davis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl
King's first LP is a career highlight, and its amazing how this album foreshadows his later development. There are plenty of early-sounding jump-jive tracks ("Let's Have a Natural Ball"), reverent covers ("I Get Evil"), a doo-wop ("This Funny Feeling"), and even an early version of what was to evolve into "Blues at Sunrise" (here titled "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong", King's first Top-20 hit). The evolution within the album is staggering; and of course his music is always absolutely wonderful. Also reissued as "Travelin' to California", with different sequencing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Feb. 2016
By chum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
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