ALBERT KING - The Purple Carriage St Charles IL 02-02-74 (CD)

Category: KLONDIKE CDs

• Classic live radio broadcast from 1974
• Includes the entire broadcast
• Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality
• Background liners

Albert King was one of three kings (B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King) who helped in defining the blues and pronouncing its grip on generations of young musicians.

King was also a pioneer in merging blues with the hard-driving funk of his Stax label mates The Bar-Kays and with Isaac Hayes' Movement. The Memphis sound served King well who wished to stay ahead of the game entertaining rock and soul audiences alike at places such as the Montreux Jazz Festival and in The Fillmore.

Amidst the upsurge in Albert King's revisited repertoire stands the February 1974 appearance at the Purple Carriage House in Illinois. King's tightly emotional hold on 'Lucy', his beloved Flying V guitar, teased an admiring and intimate crowd who could adjourn only after bearing witness to another of King's mesmerising performances.

Klondike's homage to this phenomenal blues legend is represented in this beautifully packaged edition with a rare, re-mastered original WXRT-FM broadcast that can only help in further celebrating the complex depth of a true musical giant.


1. I Believe
2. Don't Burn Down The Bridge
3. I Wanna Get Funky
4. Crosscut Saw
5. Stormy Monday
6. Station ID
7. I'll Play The Blues For You
8. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
9. Blues Power
10. Born Under A Bad Sign


Title The Purple Carriage St Charles IL 02-02-74
Catalogue No KLCD5019
Format CD
Barcode 5291012501912