Live Wire - Blues Power / Albert King
Label: CONCORD JAZZ INC./USI
Side 1. 1. Watermelon Man 4:04 2. Blues Power 10:16 3. Night Stomp 5:48 Side 2. 4. Blues At Sunrise 8:44 5. Please Love Me 3:58 6. Look Out 5:22
Recorded live in June 1968 at the Fillmore Auditorium. If you wonder where Stevie Ray Vaughn got his outstanding guitar licks on "Texas Flood", listen to "Blues Power". They're all there in this original by Albert King. I saw B. B. King on TV a few times around 1970, but on Sunday nights around 1971 there was a show on PBS of rock concerts from the Filmore. One night Albert King was on there, a film of part of this very performance! That is what cinched it for me as a blues fan. I'd never heard guitar playing that touched so close to home. Every phrase was dynamite. I can't recommend this album enough.