Freddie King - Texas Cannonball
Freddie King - Texas Cannonball
Freddie King - Texas Cannonball
Freddie King - Texas Cannonball

Freddie King - Texas Cannonball

 

LIMITED EDITION LP
DELUXE 180-GRAM REISSUE including original artwork & credits

A true masterpiece, full of dashing solos and containing some of Freddie King's finest vocals since his heyday in the late '50s and early '60s. Released by Shelter Records in 1972, Texas Cannonball is similar to his first Shelter outing (Getting Ready), but with more of a rock feel. It covers tunes by Jimmy Rogers, Howlin' Wolf, and Elmore James, tackles compositions by Leon Russell and, more unexpectedly, Bill Withers, Isaac Hayes-David Porter, and John Fogerty (whose "Lodi" is reworked into "Lowdown in Lodi"). King's own pen remained virtually in retirement, as he wrote only one of the album's tracks.  

In 2007, the Houston Chronicle listed Texas Cannonball among the 75 essential Texas blues albums. 

Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’s & 70’s R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock and Folk out-of-print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Polydor, Motown, Chess, MGM, A&M, Mercury or Capitol Records, among others.

Tracklist & Credits

SIDE 1

1. LOWDOWN IN LODI John Fogerty • 3:06
2. RECONSIDER BABY Lowell Fulson • 3:57
3. BIG LEGGED WOMAN L. Russell-C. Blackwell • 3:52
4. ME AND MY GUITAR L. Russell-C. Blackwell • 4:02
5. I’D RATHER BE BLIND Leon Russell • 3:45

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

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

SIDE 2

1. CAN’T TRUST YOUR NEIGHBOR I. Hayes-D. Porter · 3:54
2. YOU WAS WRONG Freddie King • 3:45
3. HOW MANY MORE YEARS Chester Burnett • 3:25
4. AIN’T NO SUNSHINE Bill Withers · 3:15
5. THE SKY IS CRYING E. James-M. Robinson, C. Lewis • 3:24

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

Personnel:
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

Release date: January 9th, 2023.

Format
LP
Discs
1
700176

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