Title - 'Blues For A King'
Artist - Shirley King
For those not in the know, the daughter of blues legend B.B. King, Shirley, shines on this spectacular, star-packed album entitled Blues For A King (out June 19th, 2020 via Cleopatra Blues Records).
Indeed, Shirley is a seasoned vocalist who performed regularly with her father and has continued to be an ambassador in the blues world after his passing.
Featuring an amazing cast of blues legends, including Joe Louis Walker, Robben Ford, Elvin Bishop, Junior Wells, as well as Pat Travers, Steve Cropper and more, Blues For A King is yet another blues home run from the King family!
1. 'All Of My Loviní (feat. Joe Louis Walker)
2. 'Feeliní Alright' (feat. Duke Robillard)
3. 'I Did You Wrong' (feat. Elvin Bishop)
4. 'Thatís All Right Mama' (feat. Pat Travers)
5. 'Canít Find My Way Home' (feat. Martin Barre)
6. 'Johnny Porter' (feat. Arthur Adams)
7. 'Feeling Good' (feat. Robben Ford)
8. 'Give It All Up' (feat. Kirk Fletcher)
9. 'Gallows Pole' (feat. Harvey Mandel)
10. 'Hoodoo Man Blues' (feat. Junior Wells & Joe Louis Walker)
11. 'At Last' (feat. Steve Cropper)
This simply mesmerizing new Motown/blues album opens with the beautiful hipsway of 'All Of My Loviní (feat. Joe Louis Walker) and righteously backs that up with both a Gospel-esque rendition of Traffic's/Joe Cocker's 'Feeliní Alright' (feat. the Fabulous Thunderbirds' guitarist Duke Robillard) and then the smokiní hot original 'I Did You Wrong' (feat. the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's guitarist, Elvin Bishop).
Next up we get an absolutely rockin' 'Thatís All Right Mama' (feat. Pat Travers) which is followed by a guitar-led rendition of Blind Faith's 'Canít Find My Way Home' (feat. Martin Barre), the throaty, down South vibe of 'Johnny Porter' (originally by The Temptations, and feat. the Medon, Tennessee-born Arthur Adams), and then a sumptuous, brassy rendition of Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good' featuring Robben Ford).
This electrifying album then rounds out with the finger-snappin' Motown appeal of 'Give It All Up' (feat. the electric blues guitar work of Kirk Fletcher), a Mississippi-grown reworking of Led Zeppelin's 'Gallows Pole' (feat. the truly innovative guitar work of Harvey Mandel), and then comes to a close on Junior Wells' 'Hoodoo Man Blues' (now a duet with King, feat. the man himself alongside Joe Louis Walker), and then a faithful rendition of the Etta James classic 'At Last' (feat. "The Colonel," Steve Cropper).
Official CD Purchase Link
Shirley King @ Facebook
Shirley King @ Twitter