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Howlin' for my chicago blues,
This review is from: Door To Door (Audio CD)
A must for all lovers of soul-tinged chicago blues and the stinging guitar of albert king and otis rush. This are their complete chess sessions in vivid remastered sound at a bargain price.
There is a great groove throughout this album, trademark of the chess sound, and material to match. Otis' voice is intensely passionate and captivating, mirroring his fiery guitar work. King's thick-toned vocals also seem at one with the burning notes that reasonate, brimming with tone, from his signature flying v.
If you already own king's later albums for stax, these chess sessions are essential for seeing just to see the emergence of his exquisitely expressive and much-copied guitar sound.
If you are a fan of otis' cobra sessions, the tracks on this album are equally brilliant and a superb remake of All Your Love is included.
It should also be noted that chess stalwarts and blues legends matt "guitar" murphy and willie dixon feature on this album, the former surprisingly playing electric bass.
This is one of the favourite albums in my collection. BUY IT.