In Session

by Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan

(1999) Stax ##SCD-7501

Personnel Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, g/v, Tony Llorens, p, Gus Thornton, b, Michael Llorens, d
Description King and Vaughan just jamming their heads off. Amazing guitar playing on some King tunes and Vaughan tunes as well as some standards. King even plays some rhythm guitar which is uncommon for him.
Posted By Eric Stanbrough (1108)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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On 11/15/2000, Inactive Member posted:
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Seems as Albert got a real kick, haven't heard him play that well for a long time. It's nice to hear two guitar players interacting that were then only "featured" guitarplayers on most of their own recordings. While the talks between the songs add a certain atmosphere, I find them a bit annoying when I want to listen to music. I still believe Joe Walsh had it right when he said: "Albert King could blow Eddie van Halen off stage with his amp on stand-by."
On 10/29/2000, Inactive Member posted:
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This is an awesome jam session from 2 of the greats. Stevie displays his classic fast blues riffs while Albert lays back and provides answers to SRV's style. the talking interludes provide some laughs too, just because of the way stevie sounds.
On 4/4/2000, Jim Burger (4613) posted:
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Albert and Stevie put down some great sides, including Albert's signature "Blues at Sunrise" and Stevie's "Pride and Joy". The mutual respect that they clearly show each other makes for a great collaboration rather than an attempt to outdo each other on guitar. It works!

Possibly as entertaining as the music itself are the dialogs captured between the two giants, in which they reminisce over how they first met and Albert warns Stevie never to stop trying to get better.

Great stuff! It's a shame that they didn't release this until 13 years after the session, long after both protagonists passed away.
On 12/22/1999, Michael Sawley (577) posted:
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The only question with this album is why did it take so long for it to be released
On 12/18/1999, Eric Stanbrough (1108) posted:
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Great guitar playing. It is great to hear Stevie's blazing blues runs along with Albert's tasteful, piercing bends all in the same tune. They even shared some chats on the CD, even some during the middle of the song. I strongly recommend this CD. I am glad I bought it , and if you buy it, I am sure you will be glad you did.