When Albert King made these sides for Fantasy Records in 1983, he hadn't seen the inside of a recording studio in nearly five years. Its release was cause for rejoicing. Unlike some of his mid-to-late Seventies sessions, on which his producers saddled him with overly busy arrangements, chirping female vocalists, and disco rhythms, San Francisco '83 (the album's original title) was pure Albert King with no unnecessary window dressing--just the tight, hard-kickin' four-man rhythm section he carried with him as the traveled up and down the blues highway. The compact disc editiion of the album contains two previously unissued tracks, one being a new rendition of "Crosscut Saw," originally a hit by King in 1967.
with Larry Burton, Tony Llorens, Gus Thornton, Michael Llorens