Albert King’s album The Big Blues – “Had You Told It Like It Was
The Big Blues Album by Albert King was originally released by King Records in 1962. On this album you’ll find a whole lot of great songs, like “I get Evil” or “This Morning”, but my favorite is “Had You Told It Like It Was”.
Debut album: The Big Blues
Most songs are composed by Albert King himself. The Big Blues was his first album and the only one before he signed with Stax Records, where he would record most albums in his career.
Had You Told it Like It Was
“Had You Told It Like It Was”, is a highly grooving song remarkable for the relaxing vocals and the laid back speech of Albert King. I never heard someone telling so relaxed that his girl was yelling at him, but Albert King does it easily! The backing vocals bring the context of this song so damn nice in place.
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