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In Session [Deluxe Edition CD/DVD] [Box set]

Albert KingAudio CD
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Albert King is truly a "King of the Blues," although he doesn't hold that title (B.B. does). Along with B.B. and Freddie King, Albert King is one of the major influences on blues and rock guitar players. Without him, modern guitar music would not sound as it does -- his style has influenced both black and white blues players from Otis Rush and Robert Cray to Eric Clapton and ... Read more in Amazon's Albert King Store

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  • Audio CD (November 9, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Stax
  • ASIN: B00377V6J2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,245 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Call It Stormy Monday
2. Old Times
3. Pride and Joy
4. Ask Me No Questions
5. Pep Talk
6. Blues At Sunrise
7. Turn It Over
8. Overall Junction
9. Match Box Blues
10. Who Is Stevie?
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Introduction
2. Texas Flood
3. Call It Stormy Monday
4. Matchbox Blues
5. Pep Talk
6. Don't Lie To Me
7. Who Is Stevie?
8. Pride and Joy
9. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts of Town
10. Outro

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Deluxe CD/DVD edition includes bonus DVD. Originally recorded for the Canadian television program In Session in 1983, this was a historic meeting of two artists that has been proven to be a very special moment This famed live jam session by Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan has proven to be an evening that will never be forgotten.

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246 of 250 people found the following review helpful
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This Albert King-Stevie Ray Vaughan combo CD/DVD package is worth the price a thousand times over for anyone with even a remote interest, let alone a love of electric blues. I have been an electric blues fanatic for over a quarter of a century and probably twenty-five-per-cent of my free time is spent listening to electric blues... researching electric blues... and spreading the gospel to age groups and races of all kinds. My all-time favorite electric blues CD is Albert and Stevie on the "original" **IN SESSION** which was created from a TV program in Canada on **DECEMBER 6, 1983** a date that will definitely live on for eternity as a sacred day in the history of **ELECTRIC BLUES**. The original *IN SESSION** CD was released in 1999. It is no exaggeration to say that I have played this CD close to a thousand times. Being that two types of people will probably be reading this review: 1) Someone who already has the original CD and is wondering if it's worth it to lay out what I believe is a steal of a price for the DVD... and 2) Someone who doesn't own the original CD and wonders if they should make the purchase at all... even with the priceless inclusion of this newly released DVD.

I obviously, as stated above have the original CD, but I've been searching and hoping and praying for eleven years for a DVD version, because, besides the unmatchable, otherworldly, electrical blues magic these two titanic icons of *STRING-BENDING* *ELECTRIC-BLUES* invented together on that day when all the blues planets aligned just perfectly... is much more than the music itself. Albert King was Stevie's idol... and the vocal interactions between... and during the songs... were so touching and awe inspiring...
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62 of 65 people found the following review helpful
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This 1983 live performance summit meeting between a legend and a soon-to-be legend has been reissued a few times on CD, including a hybrid SACD in 2003 and a remastered CD edition in July 2010. This latest version augments the original eleven audio tracks with video of seven performances, adding "Born Under a Bad Sign," "Texas Flood" and "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town" to the song list. At the time this pair met in a Canadian TV studio, Vaughan was blazing a trail into the blues world with his debut album, Texas Flood. King was long since a legend, and though he apparently didn't recognize the name "Vaughan," he immediately recognized the young guitarist who'd sat in with him whenever he played in Austin.

The video dimension turns this session into a master class for both Vaughan and the viewer. Vaughan is seen soaking up lessons from King's guitar playing, stage manner and the verbal notes he provides between songs. What was previously a musical conversation now becomes a visual one as well. King is often seen marveling - almost in surprise - at Vaughan's playing, and Vaughan's expressions capture the joy he feels in so clearly making the grade. Without a live audience, the two bluesmen play for each other and for the blues. The ease of King's play, the naturalness with which the guitar forms an extension to his soul is awe inspiring. The snippets of dialogue between the CD's tracks have always shown the personal bond that complemented the guitar slingers' artistic connection, but the visuals shed new light on the deep affection they clearly have for one another.

King and Vaughan are backed by the former's tack sharp road band, and run through a set drawn mostly from King's catalog.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
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By 'Rebel' Rod Ames

Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session (Stax Records) is sort of a re-release of the 1983 audio disc. However, the DVD includes three performances previously unavailable - "Born Under a Bad Sign", the landmark title track from Albert King's biggest Stax release, written by William Bell and Booker T. Jones; Stevie Ray's "Texas Flood", the Davis penned title track of Vaughan's immortal debut album; and "I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town", made famous by Louis Jordan and later, Ray Charles.

The entire event was taken from the Canadian series In Session. The magic occurred on December 6, 1983 and man-oh- man is it ever an unbelievable experience. Not only do we get to see two masters bend strings and literally sweat the blues, we get to see and hear them banter back and forth. There was a mutual respect for sure, but on Stevie's part, it was pure unadulterated idolization. This is the man he had placed upon the highest possible pedestal, and here he is, performing with him upon that very same pedestal.

I'm sure, by the time they finished the session, there was an absolute mutual adoration. At one point Mr. King tells Stevie after they finish playing "Stormy Monday", they reminisce about the first time they met at the Austin Coliseum in Austin, Texas, Mr. King says after hearing Stevie for the first time, "you got the makings of a good fiddler". Hysterical banter for sure. It was obvious the two masters of blues guitar were enjoying each other's company immensely.

Immediately afterwards, they blast into "Pride and Joy" which is incredibly mesmerizing, for lack of a better word to describe it.
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From the announcement I heard, there will be three more songs on it. Not sure if the CD will have the three extra songs or just the DVD.
Oct 1, 2010 by Ike Iszany |  See all 4 posts
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