Albert King Born Under A Bad SignDiscothèque Idéale Qobuz

Born Under A Bad Sign

Albert King

Released on June 25, 2013 by Rhino Atlantic

Main artist: Albert King

Genre: Pop/Rock > Pop

Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography (March 2014)

Choose your download
Add to basket
Improve this album page

Streaming quality

MP3 (CBR at 320 kbps)

FLAC (16-bit/44.1 kHz)

1.45

Web Player
Display track details

Album : 1 disk - 11 tracks Total length : 00:34:11

  1. 1 Born Under A Bad Sign

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards, Writer - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer - William Bell, Writer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  2. 2 Crosscut Saw

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards, Piano - al jackson jr., Drums - R.G. Ford, Writer - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bass - Joe Arnold, Tenor Saxophone - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer - Ford, Composer, Lyricist - Packy Axton, Tenor Saxophone Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  3. 3 Kansas City

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Jerry Leiber, Composer, Lyricist, Writer - Mike Stoller, Composer, Lyricist, Writer - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  4. 4 Oh, Pretty Woman (Can't Make You Love Me)

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer - A.C. Williams, Writer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  5. 5 Down Don't Bother Me

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  6. 6 The Hunter

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards, Writer - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Writer - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar, Writer - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Al Jackson Jr, Writer - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer - C. Wells, Writer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  7. 7 I Almost Lost My Mind

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Ivory Joe Hunter, Writer - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  8. 8 Personal Manager

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer - David Porter, Writer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  9. 9 Laundromat Blues

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards - Sandy Jones, Writer - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  10. 10 As The Years Go Passing By

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Bass Guitar - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - DEADRIC MALONE, Composer, Lyricist, Writer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Zal Schreiber, Masterer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

  11. 11 The Very Thought Of You

    Al Jackson, Drums - Wayne Jackson, Trumpet - Booker T. Jones, Keyboards - Andrew Love, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Cropper, Additional Guitar - Duck Dunn, Bass Guitar - Jim Stewart, Producer - Albert King, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist - Ray Noble, Writer - Zal Schreiber, Masterer Copyright : 1967 Concord Music Group, Inc. 1988 Concord Music Group, Inc.

About

Albert King recorded a lot in the early '60s, including some classic sides, but they never quite hit the mark. They never gained a large audience, nor did they really capture the ferocity of his single-string leads. Then he signed with Stax in 1966 and recorded a number of sessions with the house band, Booker T. & the MG's, and everything just clicked. The MG's gave King supple Southern support, providing an excellent contrast to his tightly wound lead guitar, allowing to him to unleash a torrent of blistering guitar runs that were profoundly influential, not just in blues, but in rock & roll (witness Eric Clapton's unabashed copping of King throughout Cream's Disraeli Gears). Initially, these sessions were just released as singles, but they were soon compiled as King's Stax debut, Born Under a Bad Sign. Certainly, the concentration of singles gives the album a consistency -- these were songs devised to get attention -- but, years later, it's astounding how strong this catalog of songs is: "Born Under a Bad Sign," "Crosscut Saw," "Oh Pretty Woman," "The Hunter," "Personal Manager," and "Laundromat Blues" form the very foundation of Albert King's musical identity and legacy. Few blues albums are this on a cut-by-cut level; the songs are exceptional and the performances are rich, from King's dynamic playing to the Southern funk of the MG's. It was immediately influential at the time and, over the years, it has only grown in stature as one of the very greatest electric blues albums of all time. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

To discover

On the same theme

Genre

Pop in the magazine

  • Joyfully Depressed Joyfully Depressed

    In 1994, Swedish singer Robyn, a teenager at the time, shook up the world of pop with hit songs like Do You Really Want Me and Do You Know (What It Takes).

    Read the article
  • Songs of protest

    For 35 years, the name Marc Ribot has been featured on album covers by the likes of Tom Waits, Alain Bashung, Diana Krall, John Zorn, Robert Plant, Caetano Veloso and about 9,758 others. And whenev...

    Read the article
More articles

The sub-genre

Pop/Rock in the magazine

More articles

News

More articles