Roadhouse Blues

Roadhouse Blues

by Albert KingAlbert King




A 1991 collection of Albert King's recordings for Stax, Roadhouse Blues doesn't quite live up to its title, as it isn't down and dirty like the blues played at an out-of-the-way juke joint. Instead, this is slick, funky soul-blues that emphasizes the blues somewhat but certainly has a bit of the slick, keyboard-and-horn-fueled funkiness of the '70s. There are a couple of oddities here -- a version of "Killing Floor" that has a vocal, a live version of "Match Box Blues" from Wattstax -- but this is best thought of as a nice sampler of Albert King's somewhat unheard and definitely underrated early-'70s work.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/2013
Label: Fantasy
UPC: 0888072344068
catalogNumber: 34406


  1. I'll Play the Blues for You
  2. I Can't Hear Nothing But the Blues
  3. Answer to the Laundromat Blues
  4. That's What the Blues is All About
  5. Roadhouse Blues
  6. Killing Floor
  7. Bay Area Blues
  8. Drivin' Wheel
  9. Dust My Broom
  10. Hound Dog
  11. Match Box Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Albert King   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Memphis Horns   Horn
Movement   Rhythm
Bar-Kays   Rhythm
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Willie Hall   Drums
Donald Kinsey   Guitar
Cal Lewiston   Trumpet
Michael Llorens   Drums
Tony Llorens   Piano
Bobby Manuel   Guitar,Keyboards
Memphis Symphony Orchestra   Strings
Bill Rennie   Bass
Marvell Thomas   Organ,Piano
Gus Thornton   Bass
Michael Toles   Guitar
James Washington   Organ
Rick Watson   Tenor Saxophone
Al Jackson   Drums
James Alexander   Bass
Winston Stewart   Keyboards
Sam King   Drums
Donald Kenzie   Rhythm
Wilbur Tompson   Trumpet
Steve Douglas   Saxophone
Hot Buttered Soul   Background Vocals
Norville Hodges   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Roosevelt Sykes   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Terry Manning   Engineer
Don Nix   Arranger,Producer
Bell   Producer
Ron Capone   Engineer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Composer,Producer
Robert Jackson   Engineer
Elmore James   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Albert King   Composer,Producer
Danny Kopelson   Producer,Engineer
Bobby Manuel   Engineer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Daryl Williams   Engineer
Al Jackson   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Strickland   Composer
Jerry Beach   Composer
William Brown   Engineer
Carl William Smith   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer
Allen Jones   Arranger,Producer
Robert Patterson   Composer
William Nix   Composer
Henry Bush   Arranger,Producer,Engineer

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