Live At Fillmore West is a live album by King Curtis.
It was recorded at the Fillmore West in Dan Francisco on March 5–7, 1971 and released in August 1971. King Curtis and his band, the Kingpins and the Memphis Horns were both supporting and backing Aretha Franklin. She has also released a live album from these concerts Aretha Live At The Fillmore West.
In July 2006 an expanded version of the album was released with five extra tracks. My Sweet Lord with guest vocal from Billy Preston is a nice addition but the other four are alternative takes of four songs already on the original album.
If you want even more of King Curtis and Aretha Franklin, there is a four CD set which presents the three nights called Don’t Fight The Feeling: The Complete Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live At Fillmore West.
King Curtis Live At Fillmore West
Memphis Soul Stew – 7:40
A Whiter Shade Of Pale – 5:26
Whole Lotta Love – 2:15
I Stand Accused – 6:05
Them Changes – 7:01
Ode To Billie Joe – 3:22
Mr. Bojangles – 4:30
Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – 2:36
Soul Serenade – 5:32
My Sweet Lord – 2:33 (bonus with Billy Preston)
Them Changes – 5:33 (bonus)
Ode To Billy Joe – 4:35 (bonus)
Soul Serenade – 4:51 (bonus)
Memphis Soul Stew – 5:04 (bonus)
Playing on the album:
King Curtis – Saxophone
Cornell Dupree – Electric guitar
Jerry Jemmott – Bass guitar
Pancho Morales – Congas
Billy Preston – Electric Organ
Bernard Purdie – Drums
Truman Thomas – Electric piano
The Memphis Horns:
Jack Hale – Trombone
Roger Hopps – Trumpet
Wayne Jackson – Lead, Trumpet
Andrew Love – Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Mitchell – Baritone Saxophone
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