Sunday, April 22, 2018

Freddie King - Texas Flyer ~ 1974-1976 (2010)


Rhythm & Blues | Mp3 320 kbps | 5 CD | 901 Mb

The final volume in Bear Family's excellent Freddie King retrospective covering his final years is the one with the most surprises. Over the course of five CDs, the producers of this box have included all of RSO studio recordings and the funky soul-blues of King's Polydor album, Burglar, which Eric Clapton fans covet so much because he was listed as a second guitarist. Burglar was produced by Mike Vernon (with Tom Dowd producing a track) and another studio band that included bassist Carl Radle. Several of the album's outtakes and a studio version of Jimmy Rogers' "That's All Right" see release here for the first time. The second disc kicks off with the live Larger Than Life album. What's remarkable is that instead of the fade out on "Have You Ever Loved a Woman," the rest of the track and concert performance is provided as well. The other discs are all live. Sound quality ranges from very good to excellent; none of this stuff is bootleg material (it would be beneath Bear Family's exacting standards). The final cut on disc five is another previously hidden gem taken from a gig where Clapton sings "Further on Up the Road." The liner essay by Bill Dahl is not only informative, it's authoritative.

CD 1, 1. Pack It Up (4:10), 2. My Credit Didn't Go Through (4:09), 3. I Got The Same Old Blues (3:23), 4. Only Getting Second best (3:49), 5. Texas Flyer (3:46), 6. Pulp Wood (3:13), 7. She's A Burglar (3:51), 8. I Had A Dream (4:59), 9. Come On ( Let The Good Times Roll ) (3:34), 10. It's Your Move (3:33), 11. Shake Your Booty (3:47), 12. Sweet Home Chicago (4:28), 13. That's All Right (4:29), 14. Sugar Sweet (2:50), 15. TV Mama (4:05), 16. Gambling Woman Blues (8:47), 17. Boogie Funk (4:14), 18. It's Bettet To Have ( And Don't Need ) (3:17), 19. Boogie Jump (4:27), 20. Sugar Sweet (3:54)

CD 2, 1. You Can Run, But You Can't Hide (3:29), 2. Woke Up This Morning (4:29), 3. Meet Me In The Morning (4:40), 4. The Things I Used To Do (7:27), 5. Ain't That I Don't Love You (3:56), 6. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (5:29), 7. Big Leg Woman ( With A Short Short Mini Skirt ) (5:29), 8. Woman Across The River (5:00), 9. Look On Yonder Wall (5:56), 10. Ain't No Sunshine (5:59), 11. Sweet Home Chicago (5:27), 12. Boogie Funk (3:53), 13. Little Bluebird (7:28), 14. Come On ( Let The Good Times Roll ) (6:24), 15. Going Down (5:29)

CD 3, 1. Big Leg Woman ( With A Short Short Mini Skirt ) (2:36), 2. Woman Across The River (4:28), 3. Signals Of Love (6:14), 4. 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do (7:49), 5. Key To The Highway (4:15), 6. Hide Away (5:16), 7. Going Down (5:20), 8. You Sure Look Good To Me (6:27), 9. Come On ( Let The Good Times Roll ) (7:12), 10. Have You Ever Loved A Woman (6:18), 11. Boogie Funk (3:42)

CD 4, 1. Messin' With The Kid (6:00), 2. Sweet Home Chicago (7:01), 3. You're The One (9:12), 4. Woke Up This Morning (5:29), 5. Funk Instrumental (7:24), 6. Going Down (8:17), 7. The Things That I Used To Do (4:24), 8. Come On ( Let The Good Times Roll ) (7:17), 9. Call It Stormy Monday ( But Tuesday Is Just As Bad ) / Little Bluebird (14:10)

CD 5, 1. Signals Of Love ( Live ) (7:22), 2. Woman Across The River ( Live ) (7:33), 3. Boogie Funk ( Live ) (6:39), 4. Meet Me In The Morning ( Live ) (9:27), 5. Feeling Alright ( Live ) (5:02), 6. Hide Away / The Mojo ( Live ) (9:02), 7. Have You Ever Loved A Woman ( Live ) (10:52), 8. Little Bluebird ( Live ) (7:29), 9. Farther Up The Road ( Live 1976 ) (7:28)


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