Originally recorded for Canadian television. The two blues g uitar legends jam on ''Stormy Monday'', ''Don''t lie To Me'' and ''Pride and Joy''. 1999 release. Standard jewel case.
Recorded for a television program of the same name back in 1983, In Session bills itself as the only known recording of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King, who was Vaughan''s idol and mentor, playing together. That leads to some heavy expectations, which fortunately aren''t disappointed, at least if you aren''t expecting the customary over-the-top performances Vaughan was famous for. His playing here is much more laid-back and controlled, which is actually a recommendation--the stylistic similarities between teacher and student are that much more pronounced. The songs are mostly King concert staples, with the exception of "Pride and Joy"; highlights include the T-Bone Walker classic "Call It Stormy Monday" and one of King''s own, "Overall Junction," which features some excellent guitar solo work. The snippets of recorded conversation between songs are interesting curiosities as well. --Genevieve Williams
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