Freddie King

King of the Blues

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Double-CD compilation that includes all three of the albums King recorded for Leon Russell's Shelter label in the early 1970s, as well as some other cuts (half a dozen of which were previously unissued) recorded around the same period. King's vocal and guitar-playing skills remained intact when he joined Shelter, but these recordings aren't among his best. That's partially because he was playing with rock-oriented sidemen, and partially because the material--divided between covers of blues standards, contemporary rock and soul items, and songs written by Leon Russell--wasn't especially exciting or sympathetic. Most crucial was the near-total absence of material from the pen of King himself. Although this set isn't bad, when you want to turn to classic King, you'll go elsewhere, particularly to the sides he recorded for the King label in the '60s.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:56 Spotify
2 3:09 Spotify
3 2:49 Spotify
4 4:20 Spotify
5 3:23 Spotify
6 3:20 Spotify
7 4:15 Spotify
8 2:48 Spotify
9 4:09 Spotify
10 3:39 Spotify
11 3:04 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:57 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:57
14 4:02 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:43 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:53 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:45 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:23 SpotifyAmazon
19 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
20 3:22 SpotifyAmazon
21 4:40 Spotify
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