In Session (Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan album)

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In Session
Live album by Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan
Released August 17, 1999
Recorded December 6, 1983
Genre Blues
Length 63:39
Label Stax Records
Producer Ian Anderson; Bill Belmont
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In Session is a blues album by Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan recorded live for television on December 6, 1983, at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and released as an album on August 17, 1999. The album was released on DVD on September 28, 2010.[1][2]

It was the first of two collaborations captured for television [3], [4]. It was recorded for one of a series of live television sessions recording the performances of various artists. The show was called In Session. The album includes a few short segments of the banter by King and Vaughan between songs.

Initially, King was not going to do the show as he did not know who Vaughan was. He did not realize that Vaughan was actually 'little Stevie', the 'skinny kid' that he let sit in when King played in Texas. King talks about this on one of the conversation tracks. When he realized who Vaughan was, he agreed to play.

The album's material is mostly King's concert line up, with one Vaughan cut, "Pride and Joy." King is 'driving' the session, but he purposefully features Vaughan on a number of the songs.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Call It Stormy Monday (Aaron "T-Bone" Walker) - 8:59
  2. "Old Times" - 1:15
  3. Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan) - 5:57
  4. Ask Me No Questions (B.B. King) - 5:02
  5. "Pep Talk" - 0:51
  6. Blues at Sunrise (Albert King) - 15:08
  7. "Turn It Over" - 0:51
  8. Overall Junction (Albert King) - 8:19
  9. Match Box Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson) - 7:38
  10. "Who Is Stevie?" - 0:43
  11. Don't Lie to Me (Hudson Whittaker) - 8:56

Personnel[edit]

Productions[edit]

  • Recorded : CHCH Studios, Hamilton, Ontario, 1983/12/06
  • Original recordings produced by Ian Anderson

Recording Engineer: Doug McClement

  • Produced for release by Bill Belmont
  • Remixed by Stephen Hart, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
  • Reissue A&R : Chris Clough and Bill Belmont
  • Remastering : George Horn, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley

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