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Freddie Mack

Pittsburgh Blues Society Review
Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan
This is a tremendous recording of the master, and the master's master. It all begins with a soaring 9:00 minute version of T-Bone Walker's Blues standard "Stormy Monday". From the beginning, you know this will be a guitar battle to end all. A quick 1:00 min studio blip with attitude, then off to set the stage for the rest of the disc. SRV shows the utmost respect for his most obvious influence, yet Mr. King is playful enough to play a very respectable rhythm part to the signature SRV song "Pride and Joy". A quick 5:00 minute trip down B.B. King way with "Ask Me No Questions". The disc has it all, including two little pep talks from the elder statesman of the Blues. Originally recorded December 6, 1983 at the television studios of CHCH in Hamilton, Ontario, It was eventually aired on a Canadian TV show called In Session. Outstanding guitar work from beginning to end.
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