Albert King – Blues Power. Recorded Live: 9/23/1970 – Fillmore East – New York, NY!
So much passion & so so good.
This is one of the finest examples of slow blues ever captured on film. Such distinctive phrasing and passion! His influence will live on for generations.
How good was Albert King? Stevie Ray Vaughan literally called him daddy.
This is blues power!
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Everybody understands the blues
Are you listening?
I say everybody understands the blues
Everybody from one day to another has the blues
You take the little baby that’s layin’ in the cradle
He can’t get that milk bottle fast enough
He go to kickin’ an’cryin’
An’ goin’ on, tearin’ up the little baby bed
He got the blues
Can ya dig it?
Ha, ha, ha
You take this girl that’s got this main squeeze
That’s her boyfriend, that is, you know
An’ he just bought a brand new GTO
You know she want to be wit’ him everytime he cranks it up
An’ go around the corner to the soda fountain
This is where she want to go an’show it off
Where all the girls and guys be
You know what I mean?
An’ she get ready to go out this particular night
An’ her mother say, “Daughter you was just out last night
You can’t go out tonight, that’s too many nights in a row”
She go in the room an’fasten the door
An’ won’t answer the phone, won’t eat
Won’t talk to nobody
She got the blues
That’s what’s wrong wit’ her
Some people call them the reds, the pinks
When ya get through
It’s the old-fashioned country blues
I haven’t seen my main squeeze
In ten long weeks, today
You know I got the blues
Can you dig it? ha, ha, ha
Ah but wait, I don’t think you’re with me
Let’s everybody get a thing goin’ right here
Yes, yes, yes
Can you feel it?
I can’t hear you, can you feel it?
Sounds awful good, keep it, keep it, right there chilin’
Keep it right there, ha ha ha ha
An’ when you’re doin’ the blues
They so strong, that’s the reason there named
They call ’em blues power, yeah
An’ would you believe I invented blues power?
Can you dig the blues power?
Let everybody say “yeah”
Say it again, say “yeah”
Alright! Alright! Hey! Hey! Hey! Oh! Alright
Ha, ha, ha! Well! Woo! Ha, ha, ha! Oh man! Hey!
Thank you very much!
Thank you very kindly!
Songwriters: Eric Patrick Clapton / Leon Russell
Blues Power lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group