Ice Pickin' (CD) ~ Albert Collins (Artist) Cover Art

Ice Pickin (CD)

By: Albert Collins

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Albert Collins Artist Snapshot:

Texas blues master Albert Collins was known for his unique Telecaster style, typified by extensive use of reverb, staccato picking, unconventional minor-key tunings, and a percussive, trebly quality. For four decades, from the 1950s on, his "cool" sound was one of the most immediately identifiable in the blues guitar pantheon, inspiring both blues and rock guitarists.

Track Listing

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DISC 1 for Ice Pickin (CD) Album By Albert Collins iTunes
1   Honey, Hush aka Talking Woman Blues Buy Buy
2   When The Welfare Turns Its Back On You Buy Buy
3   Ice Pick Buy Buy
4   Cold, Cold Feeling Buy Buy
5   Too Tired Buy Buy
6   Master Charge Buy Buy
7   Conversation with Collins Buy Buy

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Album Description

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. 2007.

Product Notes

Until this album was released in 1978, Albert Collins had been a journeyman Texas bluesman, little known and unrecorded for six years. His guitar playing here won him a new generation of fans, and set the stage for the popularity he enjoyed until his death. His clustered, sustained, choked, and bent notes, played with his thumb and fingers, set a generation of pickers agog. The tone was piercing; the timing impeccable. Collins'' vocals were never quite as strong, but it scarcely mattered as he was the man for whom the electric guitar might have been invented. The eight songs on this set include "When the Welfare Turns Its Back on You," and several jaw-dropping instrumentals. --Colin Escott

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