Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You
Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You
Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You
Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You
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Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You
Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You
Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You
Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You

Albert King – I'll Play The Blues For You

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Albert King – electric guitar, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Albert King]

The Memphis Horns – horns

The Bar-Kays & The Movement – rhythm section

Arranged by Allen Jones, Henry Bush

Written by Albert King (B2), Jerry Beach (A1), Henry Bush (A2), Marshall Jones (A2), Carl Smith (A2), Al Jackson Jr. (A3), Timothy Matthews (A3), Sherwin Hamlett (A4), Allen A. Jones (A4), Pete Moore (B1), Smokey Robinson (B1), Marvin Tarplin (B1), Allen A. Jones (B3), Carl Wells (B3), Homer Banks (B3), Raymond Jackson (B3)

1 LP, Tip-on jacket by Stoughton Printing 

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  Record Technology Incorporated

Label :  Analogue Productions

Original Label :  Stax

Recorded in 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee

Engineered by William Brown, Henry Bush

Produced by Allen Jones, Henry Bush

Remastered by Stan Ricker at AcousTech Mastering

Reissue produced by Chad Kassem

Originally released in 1958

Reissued in 2020

Tracks :

Side B:

  1. I'll Play the Blues For You (Parts 1 and 2)
  2. Little Brother (Make A Way)
  3. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
  4. High Cost of Loving

Side B:

  1. I'll Be Doggone
  2. Answer To the Laundromat Blues
  3. Don't Burn Down the Bridge ('Cuz You Might Wanna Come Back)
  4. Angel of Mercy


    Reviews :

    “It's not as if Albert King hadn't tasted success in his first decade and a half as a performer, but his late-'60s/early-'70s recordings for Stax did win him a substantially larger audience. During those years, the label began earning significant clout amongst rock fans through events like Otis Redding's appearance at the Monterey International Pop Festival and a seemingly endless string of classic singles. When King signed to the label in 1966, he was immediately paired with the Stax session team Booker T. & the MG's. The results were impressive: "Crosscut Saw," "Laundromat Blues," and the singles collection Born Under a Bad Sign were all hits. Though 1972's I'll Play the Blues for You followed a slightly different formula, 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. The title track and "Breaking Up Somebody's Home" both stretch past seven minutes, while "I'll Be Doggone" and "Don't Burn Down the Bridge" (where King coaxes a crowd to "take it to the bridge," James Brown-style) break the five-minute barrier. Riding strutting lines by bassist James Alexander, King runs the gamut from tough, muscular playing to impassioned cries on his instrument, making I'll Play the Blues for You one of a handful of his great Stax sets.” AllMusic Review by Nathan Bush



    AllMusic : 4 / 5 ; Discogs 4.77 / 5

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