I'll Play the Blues for You

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I'll Play the Blues for You
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Studio album by
Released1972
Recorded1972 in Memphis, Tennessee
GenreSoul blues, Blues
Length39:44
LabelStax
ProducerAllen Jones, Henry Bush
Albert King chronology
Lovejoy
(1971)
I'll Play the Blues for You
(1972)
Blues at Sunset
(1973)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings4/4 stars[2]

I'll Play the Blues for You is the seventh studio album by Albert King released in 1972.[1]

In 2017, the single version of the title track was inducted in to the Blues Hall of Fame.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'll Play the Blues for You, Pts. 1-2" (Jerry Beach) – 7:20
  2. "Little Brother (Make a Way)" (Henry Bush, Marshall Jones, Carl Smith) – 2:49
  3. "Breaking up Somebody's Home" (Al Jackson Jr., Timothy Matthews) – 7:19
  4. "High Cost of Loving" (Sherwin Hamlett, Allen A. Jones) – 2:56
  5. "I'll Be Doggone" (Pete Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Tarplin) – 5:41
  6. "Answer to the Laundromat Blues" (Albert King) – 4:37
  7. "Don't Burn Down the Bridge ('Cause You Might Wanna Come Back Across)" (Allen A. Jones, Carl Wells) – 5:07
  8. "Angel of Mercy" (Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson) – 4:20[1]

Bonus Tracks Stax Remasters 2012 (previously unreleased)

  1. "I'll Play the Blues for You" (alternate version) - 8:44
  2. "Don't Burn Down the Bridge ('Cause You Might Want To Come Back Across)" (alternate version) - 5:13
  3. "I Need a Love" - 4:29
  4. "Albert's Stomp" - 2:18

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "I'll Play the Blues for You - Albert King | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved May 23, 2021.
  2. ^ Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. Penguin. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.
  3. ^ "BLUES HALL OF FAME - ABOUT/Inductions - Blues Foundation". Blues.org. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "I'll Play the Blues for You - Albert King | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved May 23, 2021.