Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session

Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan in Session

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Albert King (guitar, vocals), Stevie Ray Vaughan (guitar), Tony Llorens (piano, organ), Gus Thornton (bass), Michael Llorens (drums)

Recorded live in 1983

Stax 7501

Analogue Productions Records : 2 LPs 180 gram (45rpm)

Limited Edition : 2,500 printings

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Call It Stormy Monday
A2 - Old Times
A3 - Pride And Joy
B1 - Blues At Sunrise
B2 - Turn It Over
C1 - Overall Junction
C2 - Match Box Blues
D1 - Who Is Stevie?
D2 - Don't Lie To Me
D3 - Ask Me No Questions
D4 - Pep Talk

Recorded December 6, 1983 at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

In Session is a blues album by Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, recorded live for a canadian television show called In Session on December 6, 1983, when Vaughan was 29 and King was 60. It was released as an album on August 1999. Initialy, King was not going to do the show as he did not know who Vaughan was, He did not realize that Vaughan was actually "Little Stevie", the skinny kid that he let sit in when King played in Texas. 

It was the first of two collaborations captured for television, the second being as invited guests on a show led by B.B. King in 1987, but this album is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together.

In Session stands as a fitting tribute to the genius of two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar. 

Anyone who's witnessed a much-anticipated jam session only to be disappointed - with each participant deferring to the other, the end result being that neither ever got out of first gear — will welcome this pairing of two giants of blues guitar. Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan obviously shared a mutual admiration, but it simply wasn't in either one's makeup to a) be intimidated or b) take a backseat to anyone. Not without kicking up a little dust.

This is such a precious set to any fan of either of these blues giants. In addition to the free-spirited jams, there are priceless episodes of conversation between each song, both men exchanging accolades and King giving the much younger Vaughan some sage advice. This simply is a must-have.

 

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