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Truckin With

Albert CollinsAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 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 (November 19, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Mca
  • ASIN: B000002OIG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,686 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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One of the coolest things about the Iceman was his guitar lines; his clean, clear style suggested that it was impossible for him to put a note wrong. Truckin' with Albert Collins, a mostly instrumental collection of recordings from the early '60s (originally released as The Cool Sound of Albert Collins in 1965) is an early example of that icy-smooth playing, unhindered by vocals (the one exception is the slow blues "Dyin' Flu"). Take a gander at the titles, for starters: "Frosty," "Frostbite," "Thaw Out," "Don't Lose Your Cool," "Shiver 'N Shake," and more--one senses a trend, here. Many of these songs became signature Collins tunes, including "Sno-Cone" and the aforementioned "Frostbite." The backing band, which includes alto and tenor sax, trumpet, and organ, and includes elements of R&B, jazz, and rock, provides a warm contrast to Collins's guitar, making his guitar work stand out even more. Small wonder that he came to be known as the Master of the Telecaster. --Genevieve Williams

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality at any Age March 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I went surfing thru and found the heading of 'Blues under $10. Stopped and looked around. There was the name of Albert Collins. I remembered playing some of his music in my days at college radio. And for less than $10.00, how could I go wrong. This has become a must have CD for any blues fan. The switch from analog of the early 60's to the digital CD of now is one of the best. The stye of the music he did almost 40 years ago still holds up. This may not be an album you want to hear everyday, but one to take you back and realize quality is quality whenever the recording was done. I just wish the CD was longer than 33 minutes. But in the world of vinyl...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant music from Albert Collins August 9, 2008
Format:Audio CD
These tunes are all instrumentals (except Dyin' Flu) and were recorded sometime in the early 60's, I believe. This is fantastic music that is just not made anymore. The songs are all short and there is a good variety on the basic instrumental combo. Every track is loaded with riffing horns, grooving organ and Albert's guitar. Think Grant Green with a sharp edge and a shuffle. If you want more, look for the enhanced version on the Blue City label titled The Cool Sound of Albert Collins. This CD expands upon the 12 tracks here and adds 11 more for a total of 23 tracks and there isn't a bad track in the lot. The sound is also great on these recordings. Either one is highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest blues albums ever recorded February 7, 2011
Format:Audio CD
"Truckin' with Albert Collins" is actually an abridged reissue of "The Cool Sound Of Albert Collins", which was out of print for a time (you can still get the original as an import cd). DO NOT mistake this reissue for "The Hot Cool Sounds Of Albert Collins," which is a live bootleg and not that great.

"The Cool Sound Of Albert Collins" is probably Albert's greatest album, and one of the greatest blues records ever recorded. If you can't get the original as an import cd, "Truckin" is well worth your effort. Awesome stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Guitar Gusto Galore! May 5, 2014
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Man, on this album Albert Collins really tears it up and rips it apart; vibrant blasts of electric guitar with funky rhythms galore. This ain't your father's "woe is me" brand of blues, but a funkier, steamier, rockier brand of instrumental blues. Many tracks, I dare say, are closer to jazz and R&B in style than traditional blues, except for the one tune with vocals, which is my least favorite track on this short (about 32 minutes) but very sweet album. The instrumental jams on here really do sizzle. I dare you to try and sit still while listening to this splendid set of tunes. Your toes will be tapping and other body parts orbiting and oscillating. Bottom line: this is fun, funky music. I wish all blues music had this much energy and gusto.
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