Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Albert COLLINS - There's Gotta Be a Change 1971

Albert COLLINS - There's Gotta Be a Change 1971
TWS 103


Although this probably isn't Albert Collins' best album, it is significant for several reasons. Producer Bill Szymczyk, who had great commercial success with B.b. King on Indianola Mississippi Seeds obviously hoped to duplicate that for his own Tumbleweed label. To that end, an all-star assemblage of players were present for these sessions at the famed Record Plant West in Los Angeles. Highlights include a slashing guitar duel between Collins and Jessie Ed Davis.
By William Ashford, All Music Guide.
"The Albert Collins LP is a solid blues album, but far from his best LPs, probably because the production includes too many guests (Dr John, various horn players) and features mostly white session men/musicians: Jim Keltner, Jesse Ed Davis, Brian Garofalo... Good L.A musicians but not bluesmen! Only 9 tracks, with great blues ("There's got to be a change") but also a dispensable novelty blues called "Frog jumpin". Once again, amazing packaging with gatefold and giant poster."
By Stephane Rebeschini.
Bud Brisbois- Trumpet
Pete Candoli- Trumpet
Albert Collins- Guitar, Vocals
James Dallam- Piano, Keyboards
Larry Daniels- Drums 
Bryan Garofalo- Bass
Jimmie Haskell- Arranger, Horn
Jim Horn- Saxophone
Plas Johnson- Saxophone
Jim Keltner- Drums 
Bobby Knight- Trombone
Richard Landis- Piano
Lew McCreary- Trombone
Jay Migliori- Saxophone
Bill Perkins- Saxophone
Mac Rebennack(Dr. John)- Piano
Judy Roderick- Vocals
Michael Rosso- Bass, Drums 
Ernie Watts- Saxophone
Brent Williamson- Vocals
Joe Zagarino- Piano, Keyboards
Bill Szymczyk- Vocals
01. There's Gotta Be a Change 
02. In Love Wit'cha  
03. Stickin'  
04. Today Ain't Like Yesterday
05. Somethin' on My Mind
06. Frog Jumpin'
07. I Got a Mind to Travel
08. Get Your Business Straight
09. Fade Away

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