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Albert Collins Vinyl Records
Showdown! (Awaiting Repress)180 gram vinyl reissue of this Grammy Award-winning, all-time best-selling masterpiece from Alligator Records. Remastered with bonus track "Something To Remember You By," this title has been out of print on vinyl for 20 years. SHOWDOWN! has over 285,000 units sold in the U.S. It's a celebrated cutting contest between three legendary blues guitarists. Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland are sadly no longer with us, but Robert Cray continues to record and tour, and is one of the best-selling blues artists in history with over 2.3 million career units scanned.
Full performer name: Albert Collins/Robert Cray/Johnny Copeland. Personnel includes: Albert Collins (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland (vocals, guitar); Allen Batts (organ); Johnny B. Gayden (bass); Casey Jones (drums). Recorded at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, Illinois. Includes liner notes by Bruce Iglauer & Dick Shurman. This excellent 1985 Alligator release finds three guitar legends squaring off, cutting heads, and forming a brotherhood forged in blues. The elder statesman and leader here is the irrepressible Albert Collins, whose guitar sound and unique approach to the blues has been bending ears since the '50s. Johnny Copeland, the "Texas Twister," an early disciple and longtime friend of Collins, is also here, showing he's moved well beyond Collins's early tutelage. The youngest gun is Robert Cray, another musician Collins took under his wing (some 15 years after he first met Copeland). Backed only by a bassist, drummer, and organist (the spare backing band helps put the guitar work at center stage), Collins, Copeland, and Cray go toe-to-toe on these tracks. What's especially intriguing is that each song gives equal air time to each musician, making room for solos all around and even, on some tracks, shared vocals. Copeland is the wildest here, with his wooly, rough-hewn voice and blistering leads, counterbalanced by Cray, who lends a laid-back air of sophistication to the proceedings. Collins brings it all together with his signature "icy" style. SHOWDOWN! is a dream come true for blues-guitar fans.1.T-Bone Shuffle
2.Moon is Full, The
4.She's Into Something
5.Bring Your Fine Self Home
6.Black Cat Bone
10.Something To Remember You By
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Ice Pickin'All Tracks Remastered
Out Of Print On Vinyl For 25 Years
First Ever Pressing On 180 Gram Vinyl
180 gram vinyl reissue of the Grammy-nominated Alligator debut by The Master of the Telecaster, Albert Collins. Features all-time fan favorites like “Master Charge” and “Honey Hush.”1. Honey, Hush!
2. When The Welfare Turns Its Back On You
3. Ice Pick
4. Cold, Cold Feeling
5. Too Tired
6. Master Charge
7. Conversation With Collins
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Truckin' With Albert CollinsThe Albert Collins/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!
His Groundbreaking, Earth Shattering Debut, Early 60’s Texas Blues Masterpiece!
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Presentation • Anniversary Edition
Texan Albert Collins was absolutely one of the most prolific and rhythmic pioneers on the American blues scene ever. Recording his first 45’s in the early sixties and rapidly becoming one of the most in demand bluesmen of his time, Collins was truly an American legend on the worldwide blues circuit.
While recording a plethora of singles on cool blues labels like Kangaroo, Tracie and Hall-Way from 1962 to 1965, TCF Records released Albert’s first album The Cool Sounds Of Albert Collins a/k/a Truckin’ With Albert Collins from a bunch of these wonderful single sessions. The album quickly faded into obscurity until a chance meeting with Canned Heat. The band convinced the man to make a move to California and the rest is rock and blues history.
Upon his arrival on the L.A. rock and blues market, he soon became one of the country’s leading blues guitarist with a ton of devotees like his fans Canned Heat, John Mayall, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Robert Cray whom were all diggin’ what the bluesman was laying down.
Blue Thumb Records soon re-released his stunning first album Truckin’ With Albert Collins, and now thousands of blues fans the world over were soon discovering the classic early sixties album which boasted his hit blues singles like Frosty, Tremble and Frost Bite.
The dozen gems that make up this jumping blues event would go on to become some of his most famous tunes including Frosty which was covered by numerous rock and blues artists over the years, plus even more terrific blues rockers like of Sno-Cone II, Icy Blue and the rockin’ Don’t Lose Your Cool.
Friday Music is no stranger to the best in blues music, and it is with much honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Anniversary release of Albert Collins’ debut masterpiece Truckin’ With Albert Collins.
Impeccably mastered by Joe “Bluesman” Reagoso (John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat/Johnny Winter) from the original Blue Thumb Records tapes, Albert Collins’ classic Truckin’ With Albert Collins will truly be one of the most anticipated blues releases of this holiday season.
To make your limited edition listening experience all the more entertaining, we are also including the very rare gatefold album cover graphics for the first time in four decades, including the stunning essay by the legendary Pete Welding which will truly enhance the wonderful blues within by the late great and sorely missed Albert Collins.
2. Hot ’n Cold
6. Dyin’ Flu
7. Don’t Lose Your Cool
9. Kool Aide
10. Shiver ’n Shake
11. Icy Blue
12. Sno-Cone II
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