180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram anniversary release of Collins' debut classic
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat/Johnny Winter) from the original Blue Thumb Records tapes
Texan Albert Collins was absolutely one of the most prolific and rhythmic pioneers on the American blues scene ever. Recording his first 45's in the early 1960s and rapidly becoming one of the most in demand bluesmen of his time, Collins was truly an American legend on the worldwide blues circuit.
While recording a plethora of singles on cool blues labels such as Kangaroo, Tracie and Hall-Way from 1962 to 1965, TCF Records released Albert's first album The Cool Sounds Of Albert Collins a/k/a Truckin' With Albert Collins from a bunch of these wonderful single sessions. The album quickly faded into obscurity until a chance meeting with Canned Heat. The band convinced the man to make a move to California and the rest is rock and blues history.
Upon his arrival on the L.A. rock and blues market, he soon became one of the country's leading blues guitarist with a ton of devotees like his fans Canned Heat, John Mayall, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Robert Cray, whom were all diggin' what the bluesman was laying down.
Blue Thumb Records soon re-released his stunning first album Truckin' With Albert Collins, and now thousands of blues fans the world over were soon discovering the classic early '60s album which boasted his hit blues singles such as "Frosty," "Tremble" and "Frost Bite." The dozen gems that make up this jumping blues event would go on to become some of his most famous tunes including "Frosty" which was covered by numerous rock and blues artists over the years, plus even more terrific blues rockers such as "Sno-Cone II," "Icy Blue" and the rockin' "Don't Lose Your Cool."
Impeccably mastered by Joe "Bluesman" Reagoso (John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat/Johnny Winter) from the original Blue Thumb Records tapes, Albert Collins' classic Truckin' With Albert Collins will truly be one of the most anticipated blues releases of this holiday season.
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