Years Gone By

Albert King

Years Gone By MP3
  • CAT # SCD-8522-25

    1. Wrapped Up In Love Again 2:23
    2. You Don't Love Me (Instrumental) 2:52
    3. Cockroach 3:26
    4. Killing Floor 3:08
    5. Lonely Man 2:39
    6. If The Washing Don't Get You, The Rinsing Will 2:12
    7. Drowning On Dry Land 3:54
    8. Drownin' On Dry Land (Instrumental) 3:54
    9. Heart Fixing Business 2:41
    10. You Threw Your Love On Me Too Strong 8:24
    11. The Sky Is Crying 4:09

Recorded in 1968, Years Gone By was singer-guitarist Albert King's last album with Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Al Jackson, Jr., the original Stax rhythm section with which he devised a soul-imbued approach to the blues that still resonates throughout the genre more than 30 years later. At a time when the blues was rapidly declining in popularity in both the black and white communities, King stood out like a torch, singlehandedly holding up the tradition in both cultural spheres. "You Threw Your Love on Me Too Strong" (an answer to his 1961 smash, "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong")," an instrumental version of Willie Cobb's oft-covered "You Don't Love Me," and King-sized treatments of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" and Elmore James's "The Sky Is Crying" rank among the late bluesman's most potent performances.

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