Albert King’s ‘Born Under a Bad Sign’ is his second studio album recorded on March 3, 1966 & June 9, 1967 and released in August 1967 by Stax.
Track Listing : 1.Born Under A Bad Sign (William Bell, Booker T. Jones) – 02:47 . 2.Crosscut Saw (R.G. Ford) – 02:35 . 3.Kansas City (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) – 02:33 . 4.Oh, Pretty Woman (A.C. Williams) – 02:48 . 5.Down Don’T Bother Me (Albert King) – 02:10 . 6.The Hunter (Booker T. Jones, Carl Wells, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, Al Jackson, Jr.) – 02:45 . 7.I Almost Lost My Mind (Ivory Joe Hunter) – 03:30 . 8.Personal Manager (Albert King, David Porter) – 04:31 . 9.Laundromat Blues (Sandy Jones) – 03:21 . 10.As The Years Go Passing By (Deadric Malone) – 03:48 . 11.The Very Thought Of You (Ray Noble) – 03:46
Musicians : Albert King – Guitar, Vocals . Booker T. & The Mg’S – Band . Steve Cropper – Guitar . Donald Duck Dunn – Bass . Isaac Hayes – Piano . Al Jackson, Jr. – Drums . Booker T. Jones – Piano . Wayne Jackson – Horn . Joe Arnold – Horn . Andrew Love – Horn . The Memphis Horns – Horn
Production : Produced By Jim Stewart
Package : Loring Eutemey – Cover Design . Jim Marshall – Photography . Deanie Parker – Liner Notes . Michael Point – Liner Notes
Recorded On March 3, 1966 & June 9, 1967 At Stax Studios, Memphis Tennessee.
Released In August 1967 By Stax.
Born Under A Bad Sign is an extremely solid album, that will prove to be both an interesting listen for experienced blues aficionados , as well as a highly recommendable and accessible first introduction for those bent on discovering the more traditional blues records of years gone by. […]
Albert King’s approach on Born Under a Bad Sign was something of a hybrid: the beefy, assured and (dare I say) macho stylings more common to the blues’ Chicago variant, coupled with the slightly more down-home Memphis approach. And it worked. […]
Bad Sign was already a hit in the south with predominantly black audiences, but a couple of caucasian blues proteges across the pond would record the interpretations of King’s songs soon after that forever engraved the album a place in the annals of music history. […]