King Curtis records ‘Live at Fillmore West’ while opening for Aretha (1971)

King Curtis‘ ‘Live at Fillmore West’ is an album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 with Aretha Franklin‘s backing band, The Kingpins and released in August 1971 by Atlantic.


King Curtis records ‘Live at Fillmore West’ while opening for Aretha (1971)

1 . Memphis Soul Stew (Live, w/ The Kingpins)

2 . A Whiter Shade Of Pale (w/ The Kingpins, 1971)

3 . Soul Serenade (Live, w/ The Kingpins)

Track Listing : 1.Memphis Soul Stew (Curtis Ousley) – 07:41 . 2.A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher) – 05:26 . 3.Whole Lotta Love (Willie Dixon, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 02:16 . 4.I Stand Accused (Jerry Butler) – 06:05 . 5.Them Changes (Buddy Miles) – 07:01 . 6.Ode To Billie Joe (Bobbie Gentry) – 03:22 . 7.Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker) – 04:30 . 8.Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’M Yours (Lee Garrett, Lula Mae Hardaway, Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright) – 02:37 . 9.Soul Serenade (Luther Dixon, King Curtis) – 05:32

Jim Marshall

Musicians : King Curtis – Saxophone . Cornell Dupree – Electric Guitar . Jerry Jemmot – Bass Guitar . Pancho Morales – Congas . Billy Preston – Electric Organ . Bernard Purdie – Drums . Truman Thomas – Electric Piano . The Memphis Horns -Band . Jack Hale – Trombone . Roger Hopps – Trumpet . Wayne Jackson – Lead, Trumpet . Andrew Love – Tenor Saxophone . Jimmy Mitchell – Baritone Saxophone

Production : Produced By King Curtis, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler . Ray Thompson – Engineer

Package : Tom Wilkes – Design . David Nathan – Liner Notes . Jim Marshall asterisques RVM – Photography

Recorded On March 5–7, 1971.

Released In August 1971 By Atlantic.

(Source King Curtis – Live at Fillmore West | King Curtis @ Wikipedia)


Soul Tracks
Recognized as one of the most influential saxophonists in contemporary popular music, Curtis Ouseley – known the world over as King Curtis – left an impressive body of work following his tragic passing on August 13, 1971. […]

Zappaholic @ RateYourMusic
I have to agree with other people that the song selection for this concert is hit and miss. King Curtis is a beast on the tenor sax but I can’t say that I like his soprano sax playing at all. […]

Backed up by Atlantic’s top session men, as well as Billy Preston and the Memphis Horns, Curtis rips through some of the biggest hits of the day, transforming them into showcases for his soulful playing and the group’s outstanding rhythmic interplay. […]


King Curtis‘ ‘Live at Fillmore West’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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