Δευτέρα, 6 Ιανουαρίου 2014

Albert King - I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town

(from the previous post) King began to break through to white audiences: He appeared at the first Fillmore East show on March 8, 1968, with Tim Buckley and Big Brother and the Holding Company, and also played at the hall’s closing on June 27, 1971. (A live album, Live Wire/Blues Power, had been recorded at Fillmore West.)

In November 1969 King played with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, forming what was termed "an 87-piece blues band." Over the years his songs have been covered by Free, John Mayall, the Electric Flag, and others. He toured more than ever in the ’70s, though he left Stax in 1974. King signed to Utopia in 1976 and to Tomato in 1978, charting some minor R&B singles. In 1990 he made a guest appearance on guitarist Gary Moore’s Still Got the Blues, and he continued to perform until his death from a heart attack at age 69. At King’s funeral, Joe Walsh - just one of many six-string disciples - paid tribute with a slide guitar rendition of "Amazing Grace"...

Another amazing video from the great Bluesman! "I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town" is the title of his song... Enjoy it!