King Curtis

Aretha Franklin & King Curtis - Live At Fillmore West: Don't Fight The Feeling (1971) [2005, 4CDs Numbered Limited Edition]

Aretha Franklin & King Curtis - Live At Fillmore West: Don't Fight The Feeling (1971) [4CD] (2005)
R&B, Soul, Southern Soul, Live | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 05:12:32 h. | 2,14 Gb
Label: Rhino Handmade (USA) | Cat.# RHM2 7890 | Released: 2005-05-03 (1971)

The four CDs in this Rhino Handmade set - available only over the Internet unfortunately - contains the complete concerts of Aretha Franklin and King Curtis' stand at the Fillmore West in March of 1971 (not February as identified on the original LPs). Franklin's performances at the Fillmore were her first, and producer Jerry Wexler came up with the idea of using studio players in lieu of her regular band.
King Curtis - Wail Man Wail! - The Best Of King Curtis 1952-1961 [3CD Set] (2012) {Fantastic Voyage}

King Curtis - Wail Man Wail! - The Best Of King Curtis 1952-1961 [3CD Set] (2012) {Fantastic Voyage}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 815 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 506 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Fantastic Voyage | FVTD088
Jazz / R&B / Blues / Rock&Roll / Soul / Saxophone

The Best Of King Curtis 1952-1961 - Saxophone titan King Curtis gets the stellar showcase he deserves on Dave Penny’s latest career-defining set for Fantastic Voyage, continuing the roll which has seen the label raise the benchmark for knowledgeable, expertly-annotated compilations. Over three discs and nearly 100 tracks, Wail Man Wail! traverses the unmistakable tones of the late Curtis Ousley after he arrived from Texas in New York City in 1952, winning amateur night at Harlem’s Apollo before embarking on a recording career which took him to several seminal independent labels and bands with the likes of Lester Young and Lionel Hampton. He settled in New York for 17 years, declaring himself King Curtis and quickly making a name for roaring instrumentals and enhancing countless sessions.
King Curtis - Everybody's Talking (1971/2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

King Curtis - Everybody's Talking (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:12 minutes | 1,81 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Curtis Ousley, who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophone virtuoso known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, blues, funk and soul jazz. Curtis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 6, 2000. On Everybody’s Talking, King Curtis is joined by Bernard Purdie, Billy Butler, Cornell Dupree, Billy Preston and the Memphis Horns. This funky effort is highlighted by the hits “If I Were A Carpenter,” “Groove Me” and “Ridin' Thumb.” Everybody’s Talking was one of Billboard’s Top R&B Albums. This is soul-jazz at its best.
Oliver Nelson, King Curtis, Jimmy Forrest - Soul Battle (1960) [Remastered 1992]

Oliver Nelson, King Curtis, Jimmy Forrest - Soul Battle (1960) [Remastered 1992]
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 310 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label ~ Prestige Records

King Curtis - The New Scene of King Curtis (1960)  Music

Posted by intothe at Sept. 15, 2010
King Curtis - The New Scene of King Curtis (1960)

King Curtis - The New Scene of King Curtis (1960)
Jazz | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 280 MB | full artwork
OJC (1992) | 40:22 | RAR with 5% recovery info

King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree - Blues at Montreux (1971)  Music

Posted by intothe at June 28, 2009
King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree - Blues at Montreux (1971)

King Curtis & Champion Jack Dupree - Blues at Montreux (1971)
[Blues | EAC rip (FLAC+CUE+LOG) | 251 MB | full scans
Atlantic | 38:19 | RAR with 5% recovery

King Curtis - The New Scene of King Curtis  Music

Posted by intothe at May 19, 2008
King Curtis - The New Scene of King Curtis

King Curtis - The New Scene of King Curtis (1960)
MP3 | 320Kbps | 60MB
covers OJC (1992) Time: 40:22 Genre: soul-jazz

At first glance, this would appear to be a CD reissue well worth picking up. R&B tenor saxophonist King Curtis is heard in a rare jazz outing, holding his own with cornetist Nat Adderley (in prime form), pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Oliver Jackson on four originals and "Willow Weep for Me." - by Scott Yanow, AMG

King Curtis - The Blues Don't Care (2015)  Music

Posted by tomashass at May 12, 2015
King Curtis - The Blues Don't Care (2015)

King Curtis - The Blues Don't Care (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:17:55 | 180 MB
Genre: Saxophone Jazz, Blues Jazz, Soul Jazz | Label: Nagel Heyer Records

Curtis guested on John Lennon’s Imagine and was capable of attracting the best session musicians to put in appearances for his own albums, including Eric Clapton, guitarist Duane Allman on Instant Groove, and organist Billy Preston and drummer Bernard Purdie on Live At Fillmore West.

King Curtis - The Platinum Collection (2007)  Music

Posted by franklee at June 4, 2008
King Curtis - The Platinum Collection (2007)

King Curtis - The Platinum Collection
Label: Rhino | 2007 | Soul, R&B | MP3 | CBR 192 kbps | 01:13:57 | 111 MB
Freddie King - Freddie King Is A Blues Master (1969/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Freddie King - Freddie King Is A Blues Master (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:30 minutes | 775 MB
MONO, Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

1969 album from a certified blues master. Well, actually, we didn’t ask to see his certificate of mastery, but we respect Freddie King enough to know that he wouldn’t release an album entitled Freddie King is a Blues Master if he couldn’t back it up that kind of bold claim. Also, in case this piece happens to be your introduction to the album in question, allow us to assure you that we’ve heard it, and there’s definitely no case of false advertising in play with this album.