Label: Stax Records STX 7501-1
In Session, recorded in 1983, is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together. Its long-overdue commercial release (the album didn’t come out until 1999) stands as a fitting tribute to the genius of two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar.
Anyone who’s witnessed a much-anticipated jam session only to be disappointed – with each participant deferring to the other, the end result being that neither ever got out of first gear — will welcome this pairing of two giants of blues guitar. Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan obviously shared a mutual admiration, but it simply wasn’t in either one’s makeup to a) be intimidated or b) take a backseat to anyone. Not without kicking up a little dust.