Freddie King - Texas Cannonball


Analogue Productions Blues



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AAPB 8913
UPC: 753088913112
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Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original analog master tapes!

Released in 1972 as the second of Freddie King's three releases for Shelter Records, Leon Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his favorites, Freddie King.

King's output on Texas Cannonball includes brilliant covers of songs by Howlin' Wolf, Lowell Fulson, Leon Russell, Bill Withers and Elmore James.

Backing artists include many musicians who played with Eric Clapton in the 1970s. Clapton has stated many times over that Freddie King was among his chief influences. Supporting musicians include Leon Russell on piano, Carl Radle and Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, Jim Gordon, Chuck Blackwell and Al Jackson on drums, Don Preston on guitar and John Gallie on organ.

Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis in February 1972.

Texas Cannonball is among the first titles to be pressed at Acoustic Sounds' Quality Record Pressings.


1. Lowdown In Lodi
2. Reconsider Baby
3. Big Legged Woman
4. Me And My Guitar
5. I'd Rather Be Blind
6. Can't Trust Your Neighbor
7. You Was Wrong
8. How Many More Years
9. Ain't No Sunshine
10. The Sky Is Crying

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Top 5 Blues Album

posted on 04/19/2015
5 Stars
Texas Cannonball is a Top 5 blues album of all time. The sonics on this pressing are a 5 1/2 and the music is a 5 1/2. Side one is off the charts good. Side 1 had a couple of Derek & the Dominos/Layla session guys and Leon Russell playing piano. You can feel/hear the energy. The pressing was flat & quiet. Leon Russell did an excellent job producing this album. The song selection plus the supporting band members make this a "must-have" for any blues fan. Highly Recommended.

Another Steller Release

posted on 08/27/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: audiofan
The sonics are the same as on its predecessor (see "Getting Ready"), but I favor (slightly) the song selection on "Texas Cannonball"- the intensity is still there, but by the time he cut this second album (for Leon Russell's Shelter label) King just seems to feel more "at home" and relaxed. The music, however, burns brightly, and QPR's pressing reveals the sound to be as complex, beautiful, and involving as the surreal cover shot.

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