|Live album by The Red Devils|
|Released||28 July 1992|
|Recorded||King King Club, Los Angeles|
|Label||Def American (Cat. no. 9 26795-2)|
King King is the debut album by the blues-rock band The Red Devils. It was recorded live at King King Club in Los Angeles during three or four of their regular Monday-night performances in 1991. The album captures the immediacy and informality of a small club performance. It features the band's interpretation of blues songs originally recorded by Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf, and Willie Dixon as well as some band originals.
King King was released in July 1992 and a review in USA Today called it "the year's most electrifying live album, a stunning debut". According to the Los Angeles Times, "King King is a 12-song live recording that captures the band in fine, aggressive form at the La Brea Avenue club". Allmusic gave the album a three out of five star rating, who called it a mix of straight-ahead blues and singer/harmonica player Lester Butler's later alternative rock.
|2.||"Goin' To The Church"||Lester Butler||4:07|
|3.||"She's Dangerous"||Willie Dixon||5:02|
|4.||"I Wish You Would"||Billy Boy Arnold||3:01|
|5.||"Cross Your Heart"||Rice Miller (aka Sonny Boy Williamson II)||4:28|
|7.||"Devil Woman"||The Red Devils||6:57|
|9.||"Mr. Highway Man"||Chester Burnett (aka Howlin' Wolf)||3:35|
|11.||"Quarter to Twelve"||Marion Jacobs (aka Little Walter)||7:03|
|12.||"Cut That Out"||Junior Wells||4:59|
- Lester Butler – vocals and harmonica
- Paul "The Kid" Size – lead guitar
- Dave Lee Bartel – rhythm guitar
- Johnny Ray Bartel – bass
- Bill Bateman – drums
- In 1991–92, King King was at 6th St. and La Brea Ave., normally considered Mid-Wilshire, not Hollywood.
- Leroy, Dan (2007). The Greatest Music Never Sold: Secrets of Legendary Lost Albums by David Bowie, Seal, Beastie Boys, Chicago, Mick Jagger, and More!. Backbeat Books. pp. 117–44. ISBN 978-0-87930-905-3.
- Ham, Char. "King King – album review". allmusic. Retrieved October 13, 2010.
- Gundersen, Edna (October 28, 1992). "Red Devils Live Album Blasts Raw, Rootsy Blues". USA Today. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- Appleford, Steve (August 23, 1992). "Red Devils' Rowdy Gigs Lure Some Famous Fans". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
- Lyrics by Butler.
- Using music by James Moore aka Slim Harpo.
- John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson I recorded "Better Cut that Out" in 1947.