Albert King – The Purple Carriage St Charles IL 02-02-74 (CD)

THE PURPLE CARRIAGE ST CHARLES IL 02-02-74 (CD)

Albert King was one of three kings (B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King) who helped in defining the blues and pronouncing its grip on generations of young musicians. King was also a pioneer in merging blues with the hard-driving funk of his Stax label mates The Bar-Kays and with Isaac Hayes’ Movement. The Memphis sound served King well who wished to stay ahead of the game entertaining rock and soul audiences alike at places such as the Montreux Jazz Festival and in The Fillmore.

Amidst the upsurge in Albert King’s revisited repertoire stands the February 1974 appearance at the Purple Carriage House in Illinois. King’s tightly emotional hold on ‘Lucy’, his beloved Flying V guitar, teased an admiring and intimate crowd who could adjourn only after bearing witness to another of King’s mesmerising performances.

Klondike’s homage to this phenomenal blues legend is represented in this beautifully packaged edition with a rare, re-mastered original WXRT-FM broadcast that can only help in further celebrating the complex depth of a true musical giant.

  • Classic live radio broadcast from 1974
  • Includes the entire broadcast
  • Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality
  • Background liners