In the mid-Seventies--at a time when black-oriented radio stations coast to coast had all but banished blues records from their playlists--Albert King continued to penetrate the airways with his up-to-date blues sound. Indeed, in early 1974, the wonderfully funky "That's What the Blues Are All About" reached No. 15 on Billboard's chart, becoming King's biggest hit of the decade. Other highlights of this thoughtfully crafted album include King's rendition of the Little Milton classic "Walking the Back Streets and Crying" and a scorching new arrangement of "Crosscut Saw," a tune King had earlier borrowed from the ultra-obscure Binghampton Blues Boys. King affords his young guitar disciple Donald Kinsey plenty of room to burn on the latter selection.
With the Bar-Kays, the Movement, Donald Kenzie, the Memphis Horns, the Memphis Symphony Strings, Hot Buttered Soul