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Albert CollinsAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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There has never been and may never be again a bluesman quite like Albert Collins. "The Master Of The Telecaster" was born on October 1, 1932, in Leona, Texas. A cousin of the legendary Lightnin' Hopkins, Collins emerged with a blues sound and style all his own, featuring a combination of icy echo, shattering, ringing, sustained high notes, an ultra-percussive right-hand attack, ... Read more in Amazon's Albert Collins Store

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  • Audio CD (October 28, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • ASIN: B000000A1Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,901 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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3.0 out of 5 stars A mediocre overview of Collins's Alligator years December 5, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Alligator Records' "Deluxe Editions" are usually very good overviews of their artists' output for the label, providing excellent introductions to men like Son Seals and Lonnie Brooks.
This one is less that it could have been, though...Collins has had material released on several other labels, and the track selection is imperfect, but as an introduction I guess it's okay.

"Ice Pickin'" remains Albert Collins' best record for Alligator, and "Live 92/93" would also be a fine place to start. But there is some really good stuff here as well, like the supremely groovy "If You Love Me Like You Say", the slow "Blue Monday Hangover", and Collins' own "Master Charge". Collins was an adequate singer and an excellent guitarist with a highly personal style, and his music often smacks of soul and R&B.
This compilation is not as good as it could have been, though, and the annotation is nothing to get excited about either.
I'd pick up "Ice Pickin'", "Live 92/93" and "Frostbite" instead.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Capo'd Telecaster Wails Passion & Blues! April 7, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Albert Collins was a man of style. His Telecaster seemed to sing, right along with Albert's gritty and passionate vocals. It takes some right talent to make your guitar seemingly speak, and Albert does just that on this album. Gone far before we were ready to lose him, his music lives on. A standard by which other blues artists are measured to as well.
The album starts off with the fun, drinking song "I ain't drunk" where Albert says he isn't drunk he's just drinking, but don't tell his woman! Albert can also take you way down into the blues tunnel of despair with tracks like "Blue Monday Hangover" which is a slow, bottom of the barrel song, and "If Trouble Was Money", which features a wailing Albert Collins as he sings about something we can all relate to. Albert's guitar work remains strong, and scathing. White hot, both the album and the Master of The Telecaster.
I recommend this album because it encompasses all that is Albert Collins. It is definitely the best blues bang for your buck when searching for what Albert Collin's album to purchase. He ain't drunk, he's just drinkin', so sit back relax and have a few rounds with Albert.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Compilation July 31, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
This compilation is sensational. If you don't own any of Collins' albums, this is a great way to introduce yourself to the man. Every song reflects Collins almost underappreciated ability as a songsman. From "I Ain't Drunk" to a live, smokin' "Cold Cuts," there isn't a disappointing track on here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This one is a keeper August 3, 2013
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In this collection the music fan gets a really good sampling of Albert Collins' works. He rocks and he glides in these old blues standards and in those which are less familiar.
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4.0 out of 5 stars FROSTY THE SHOWMAN August 28, 2012
Format:Audio CD
ALBERT COLLINS-DELUXE EDITION: Lone Star State blooze bruiser ALBERT COLLINS forged a chilling reputation in the 60s as THE ICE MAN, so named for minor key, cold chisel guitar instrumentals like SNO-CONE and FROSTY. Also known as the "Master of the Telecaster", he reached a far wider audience after joining forces with ALLIGATOR RECORDS in the 80s, a righteous roots label which also rekindled the careers of ELVIN BISHOP, KOKO TAYLOR and JOHHNY WINTER. DELUXE EDITION spotlights COLLINS' engaging talk-sing vocal delivery and numbing six string work on titles like I AIN'T DRUNK, MASTER CHARGE, and BUT I WAS COOL, crowd pleasing roadhouse ripsnorters with plenty of southern soul and solid showmanship to spare. Sub-zero themes are revisited on the slick jams COLD CUTS and MELT DOWN, while tasty run-throughs of T-BONE WALKER's T-BONE SHUFFLE (assisted by JOHNNY COPELAND and ROBERT CRAY) and JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON's TOO TIRED round out this crisp collection. Earthy faves such as TOO MANY DIRTY DISHES, BRICK and HONEY HUSH are missing in action, so stone cold followers of ALBERT COLLINS know DELUXE EDITION is really just the tip of the iceberg.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never "Too Tired" for Albert Collins October 2, 2004
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Albert Collins will put some zip in your step. If you have some mindless job to do, turn on Albert Collins, crank it up, and get to it. Most of his music evokes energy, such that no matter how tired you are, you are never too tired to listen to "Too Tired". His music makes you want to move. Great wake up in the morning music.

One thing I like about Albert Collins, is the quick intro's and then he moves on to the heart of the song. I don't like long slow put you to sleep song intro's.

Another thing I like, his vocals are not over done. He leaves plenty of instrumental time in his songs.

Collins defined what is now called the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes to produce what is known now as the ICE or "ice-cold" sound from his Fender Telecaster.

If you want to trace Albert Collins roots, try listening to Gatemouth Brown.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Master... May 16, 2014
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...of the Telecaster.
An impressive array of songs from a truly original player and penultimate blues showman. If you know Albert Collins then you know what I mean. If you don't, then this is the perfect place for you to start.
Great horns, rock solid rhythm sections and grooves to move you. He worked with some absolutely exceptional bands on the selections that make up this disc.
The only drag here is that there were at least two tunes (I would have expected) that were missing. First off, "Ice Picking," and the searing, "Cold, Cold Feeling." But, that's just me...maybe a little greedy. A perfect addition to any electric blues collection. Hard to go wrong.
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