Blues For A King
Now that I got past the 1700 mark on my reviews, let start working on the 1800 mark with the new album by Shirley King, the blues-singing daughter of the legendary blues artist B.B. King and has earned the title “Daughter of the Blues,” but she is an outstanding singer and performer in her own right. Her newest full-length album, Blues For A King, which crosses musical genres from blues to rock to soul and back again.
Even next to such high wattage guests as Joe Louis Walker, Robben Ford, Junior Wells, Pat Travers, and Elvin Bishop, she has brought to the table her own sound and style with her take on such blues classics Gallows Pole and Hoodoo Blues Man as well as the soul hit Johnny Porter (originally by The Temptations) plus two songs by British rock band Traffic, Can’t Find My Way Home and Feelin’ Alright. My favorite track on this release is the powerful version of Etta James’s unforgettable At Last. I was quite moved with the performance on this album and how well it was recorded and produced.
She would definitely make her father proud with this album. This amazing piece of art will be available on both CD and vinyl starting June 19, 2020, from Cleopatra Blues, a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records, Inc. and all other music retailers. This is an album, that I would love to own on vinyl and have her sign it.