Freddie King Texas Cannonball 200g LP
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings on 200 Gram Vinyl!
Brilliant Covers Of Songs By Howlin' Wolf, Lowell Fulson, Leon Russell, Bill Withers And Elmore James!
Freddie King, also known as Freddy King and "The Texas Cannonball", was an
influential African-American blues guitarist and singer. He perfected his own
guitar style based on Texas and Chicago influences and was one of the first
artists to have a multi-racial backing band on stage with him at live
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.
Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis in February 1972.
• 200 Gram Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
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. Lowdown In Lodi
2. Reconsider Baby
3. Big Legged Woman
4. Me and My Guitar
5. I'd Rather Be Blind
6. Can't Trust Your Neighbor
7. You Was Wrong
8. How Many More Years
9. Ain't No Sunshine
10. The Sky Is Crying
||Music is a 4 1/2 but -
|its hard to get a flat copy of this album. Not a big fan of clear vinyl pressings. There seems to be more surface noise and they sound brighter - not warm enough like the good analog pressings. Recommended.|
||Sonics are 5 1/2 Stars
|This is a Top 5 blues record of all time. Clean, dynamic, big sound stage & quiet pressing. Produced by Leon Russell who did a great job picking the songs and the back-up band. Side 1 is off the charts good. Highly Recommended!!|