King Curtis - Live at Fillmore West (1998) [Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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King Curtis - Live at Fillmore West (1998) [Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk]; FLAC (tracks+.cue)

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Artist: King Curtis
Album: Live at Fillmore West
Genre: Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk
Label: Atlantic
Released: 1998 (rec. 1971)
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
Tracklist:
  1. Memphis Soul Stew (Ousley) - 7:37
  2. A Whiter Shade of Pale (Reid-Brooker) - 5:19
  3. Whole Lotta Love (Page-Plant-Jones-Bonham) - 2:32
  4. I Stand Accused (Butler-Butler) - 6:03
  5. Changes (Miles) - 7:08
  6. Ode to Billy Joe (Gentry) - 3:24
  7. Mr. Bojangles (Walker) - 4:30
  8. Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours (Hardway-Wonder-Wright-Garrett) - 2:37
  9. Soul Serenade (Ousley-Dixon) - 5:36

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    Personnel:
  • King Curtis - saxophone
  • Cornell Dupree - electric guitar
  • Jerry Jemmott - bass guitar
  • Pancho Morales - congas
  • Billy Preston - Hammond B-3 organ
  • Bernard Purdie - drums
  • Truman Thomas - electric piano
  • The Memphis Horns:
  • Jack Hale - trombone
  • Roger Hopps - trumpet
  • Wayne Jackson - leader, trumpet
  • Andrew Love - tenor saxophone
  • Jimmy Mitchell - baritone saxophone

Recorded in front of an enthusiastic audience and released just one week before Curtis' murder in 1971, Live at Fillmore West is a brilliant confirmation of the saxophonist's place in popular music. Backed up by Atlantic's top session men, as well as Billy Preston and the Memphis Horns, Curtis rips through some of the biggest hits of the day, transforming them into showcases for his soulful playing and the group's outstanding rhythmic interplay. Beautiful renditions of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and "I Stand Accused" are highlights, but it's full-throttle rockers like "Changes" and "Memphis Soul Stew" that comprise the heart of the album. Curtis occasionally gets lost in the mix, but it doesn't matter; with so much great music going on, you probably won't notice.

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