Various - King Strings: King-Federal-Deluxe Guitar Grooves
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Selected from the crown jewels of the rich King-Federal-DeLuxe discography, King Strings features rocking, socking blues guitar instrumentals from the Cincinnati-based family of labels cut between 1949 and 1962, programmed for power! This unique collection feature guitar legends like John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson and more. This is the sound of some of the most heralded talent of the guitar generation!
Fashioned as a vintage King LP from the era and containing a killer line-up of the biggest talents the stable of labels offered, this is the historic various artists collection is something that should have been issued back in 1962. King was central to the underlying creative flow in R&B during the era, and the recordings here show the depth of style and synergy that the label routinely captured on vinyl.
From the proto-funk groove of Hooker’s “Stomp Boogie” (under the pseudonym Texas Slim) to two cuts of Baker magic captured in Paris over a decade later, and including key cuts from Freddy King, Albert King, Johnny “Guitar” Watson and many others in between, this collection showcases a variety of instruments, tones and techniques.
Heavyweight audiophile vinyl produced by Sundazed in 2014. Lacquer cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio.Pressed at RTI.