Written by Albert King
Originally released as a single in 1960.
This live recording was from the album “Live Wire/Blues Power” recorded on June 26, 1968 at the Fillmore West and released the same year.
Other recordings of this concert were on albums “Wednesday Night In San Francisco” & “Thursday Night In San Francisco (June 27)” released in 1990.
Albert King – guitar and vocals
Willie James Exon – Guitar
James Washington – Organ
Roosevelt Pointer – Bass
Theotis Morgan – drums
Mr. Albert King was SRV’s Idol and what a legendary blues icon to learn from.
Born Albert Nelson in 1928 this mans career spanned 43 years and managed to kick out 48 albums.
47 singles with the first to chart in 1961 on the R&B charts “Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong” would be followed by many many more. But it wouldn’t be until 1968 that he finally charted on the Pop with “Cold Feet” which still mystifies me since in 1967 one of the biggest blues songs ever performed by King was released. “Born Under a Bad Sign” and didn’t chart Pop?
To me nobody who recorded it after Albert King’s version could touch it. He owned that song.
And from that 1967 self entitled album would come my ultimate favorite from him.
“As the Years Go Passing By”.
That’s the one that would blow me away. Both the lyrically & musically.
When all those years did pass and conclude it would be Dec. 21, 1992 that he would leave us.
But what a legacy of music he gave this world to enjoy as our years and as new generations go passing by to find and learn from his time here.