Freddie King – Texas Cannonball – LP

Freddie King - Texas Cannonball - LP

Freddie King – Texas Cannonball – LP

Elemental Music presents a new 180-gram LP reissue of legendary guitarist Freddie King’s second album for Shelter Records, Texas Cannonball, which followed his also Getting Ready (1971). Released in 1972, Texas Cannonball was one of the highlights of King’s career, which continued its progression towards a new style, introducing its explosive blues sound to wider audiences on both sides of the
Atlantic. Leon Russell’s Shelter Records was without a doubt the perfect springboard for Freddie’s hard driving style of blues. This prolific collaboration definitely put Freddie into the mainstream of the white blues/rock explosion. The album includes brilliant covers of songs by Howlin’ Wolf, Lowell Fulson, Leon Russell, Isaac Hayes, Bill Withers and Elmore James. Among the backing musicians are many names who played with Eric Clapton in the 1970s (Clapton stated many times that Freddie King was among his chief
influences). The personnel includes Leon Russell on piano,
Carl Radle and Donald “Duck” Dunn (from Booker T & The MG´s)
on bass, Jim Gordon, Chuck Blackwell and Al Jackson on drums, Don Preston on guitar, and John Gallie on organ.

SIDE A:

01. LOWDOWN IN LODI
02. RECONSIDER BABY
03. BIG LEGGED WOMAN
04. ME AND MY GUITAR
05. I’D RATHER BE BLIND

Produced by LEON RUSSELL, Recorded at Ardent Studios, , Memphis, Tenn., Engineer: John Fry, Remixed: John Fry

Freddie King: Guitar/Vocals
Don Preston: Guitar
Leon Russell: Piano
John Gallie: Organ
Carl Radle: Bass
Chuck Blackwell: Drums
Jim Gordon: Drums

SIDE B:

06. CAN’T TRUST YOUR NEIGHBOR
07. YOU WAS WRONG
08. HOW MANY MORE YEARS
09. AIN’T NO SUNSHINE
10. THE SKY IS CRYING

Produced by LEON RUSSELL and DENNY CORDELL Recorded at Skyhill Studios, Hollywood, Calif. Engineer: Peter Nicholls Remixed: John Fry

Freddie King: Guitar/Vocals
Don Preston: Guitar
Leon Russell: Piano/Organ/ Slide Guitar
Duck Dunn: Bass*
Al Jackson: Drums*

*Al and Duck appear through the courtesy of Stax Records Artwork by Jim Franklin Cover Painting dedicated to Porfirio Salinas, L.B.J.’s favorite painter.