Freddie King - Texas Cannonball (200g)
Freddie King - Texas Cannonball (200g)
Freddie King - Texas Cannonball (200g)
Freddie King - Texas Cannonball (200g)

Freddie King - Texas Cannonball (200g)

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Freddie King, guitar, vocals

Don Preston, guitar

Leon Russell, piano, organ, slide guitar

John Gallie, organ

Carl Radle, bass

Chuck Blackwell, drums

Duck Dunn, bass

Jim Gordon, drums

Al Jackson, drums

 

1 LP,  standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Shelter Records

Recorded at at Ardent Studios in Memphis in February 1972

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Produced by Leon Russell

Originally released in 1972

Reissued in 2011



Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Lowdown In Lodi
  2. Reconsider Baby
  3. Big Legged Woman
  4. Me and My Guitar
  5. I'd Rather Be Blind

Side B:

  1. Can't Trust Your Neighbor
  2. You Was Wrong
  3. How Many More YEars
  4. Ain't No Sunshine
  5. The Sky Is Crying


Reviews
:

« Similar to his first Shelter outing (Getting Ready), but with more of a rock feel. That's due as much to the material as the production. Besides covering tunes by Jimmy Rogers, Howlin' Wolf, and Elmore James, King tackles compositions by Leon Russell and, more unexpectedly, Bill Withers, Isaac Hayes-David Porter, and John Fogerty (whose "Lodi" is reworked into "Lowdown in Lodi"). King's own pen remained virtually in retirement, as he wrote only one of the album's tracks. Reissued in its entirety on King of the Blues. » AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger


Released in 1972 as the second of Freddie King's three releases for Shelter Records, Leon Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his favorites, Freddie King.

King's output on Texas Cannonball includes brilliant covers of songs by Howlin' Wolf, Lowell Fulson, Leon Russell, Bill Withers and Elmore James.

Backing artists include many musicians who played with Eric Clapton in the 1970s. Clapton has stated many times over that Freddie King was among his chief influences. Supporting musicians include Leon Russell on piano, Carl Radle and Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, Jim Gordon, Chuck Blackwell and Al Jackson on drums, Don Preston on guitar and John Gallie on organ.



Ratings

AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4.42 / 5 

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