Steve Cropper/Roebuck "Pops" Staples/Albert King: Jammed Together

Track List

>What'd I Say
>Opus de Soul
>Baby, What You Want Me to Do
>Big Bird
>Homer's Theme
>Trashy Dog
>Don't Turn Your Heater Down
>Knock on Wood

Album Notes

Full performer name: Steve Cropper/Pop Staples/Albert King.

Personnel: Steve Cropper, Pop Staples, Albert King (guitar).

Personnel: Albert King (vocals, guitar); Roebuck "Pops" Staples, Steve Cropper (vocals, guitar).

Audio Remixers: Honeya Thompson; Ron Capone.

While this is not nearly as essential as some other Stax wax, it has a loose, raffish appeal and never falls into the murk of a boring super-session chopsfest. These guys were simply havin' fun with some standard soul/R&B covers (e.g. "What'd I Say," "Baby What You Want Me To Do") and some wide-open originals, kickin' back with some serious riffin'. Cropper proffers his usual intense, simplistic soloing, while King swoops and dives in a stringbending fury. The added plus is the silky smooth near-falsetto of Pop Staples, whose vocal on "Tupelo" is suitably eerie... ~ John Dougan, Option 20_88


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