King 852 (Black Label Mono)
Jacket shows minor wear: corner dings, minor shelf wear on the seams (tho' it does have a 3" seam split at the bottom right), faint ring wear, and a hint of age yellowing. It's still a very nice VG+ (see the pic, it's beautiful). Vinyl looks mint (save for two small marker dots on the A-Side), but plays VG+. Side 1 Matrix stamp is "K-12-852-A-X1" & Side 2 Matrix stamp is "K-12-852-B-X1" Anybody familiar with King knows they weren't famous for fidelity. Nevertheless, this is the finest sounding piece of King vinyl I've ever heard--and that's no joke! There's no reserve and low opening bid, but don't let that fool you: this is a sexy piece of wax.
By the time of THE BIG BLUES, King had long perfected his sound. On "Don't Throw Your Love On Me Too Strong," "Let's Have A Natural Ball," and "I Get Evil," King's voice is as expressive as any blues singer of his time, including Muddy Waters or Jimmy Reed (he backed the latter on a number of recordings).
Possessing a fluid, snaky guitar style and a smoky voice, Albert King was a major influence on SRV, Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Here's the track list:
Let's Have A Natural Ball
What Can I Do To Change Your Mind?
I Get Evil
Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
I Walked All Night Long
The Big Blues
Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
Travelin' To California
I've Made Nights By Myself
This Funny Feeling
Amusingly, the cover shows our intrepid guitar slinger as a right handed picker--King was a lefty.
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