Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973, Blues at Sunrise features Albert King live and unfettered. While nearly all his Stax studio sessions were masterpieces, the Indianola, Mississippi-born, Forrest City, Arkansas-born bluesman had to edit himself to fit his material into three-minute confines required for 45-RPM release. In person, however, he could really cut loose, bending the strings of his guitar chorus after chorus until he reached peaks of torrid passion. For this trip to Switzerland, King carried a solid band that included the brilliant young second guitarist Donald Kinsey (later of Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh, and the Kinsey Report), to whom the boss gave solo space on both "Roadhouse Blues" and the title selection.
with Norville Hodges, Wilbur Tompson, Rick Watson, James Washington, Don Kinsey, Bill Rennie, Sam King