Eddie King
Cat.# RR0035
Cover Illustration by Keith LoBue

"Guitarist-singer Eddie King does not go in for subtlety. He prefers to grab the listeners by the throat on another Cow's Dead. Backed by the Blues Brothers Horns, featuring Ronnie Cuber on baritone sax, King unleashes with raw, funky abandon on a set of earthshaking originals... Eddie King is a real deal bluesman with a capital B whose sheer passion, drive and authenticity should put him up there in the ranks of his various namesakes (B.B., Albert, Freddie, Earl). A great record and a delightful discovery." Bill Milkowski copyright Jazz Times Magazine May 1998 (

"King's recorded output is slight, bordering on criminal, so these 12 tracks from this West Side Chicago bluesman is a welcome addition to his scant discography indeed. King sports a strong gospel-tinged voice and a nasty thick toned guitar style that never grates and both are well served here. Featuring the Blues Brothers "plus" horn section of Birch "Slide" Johnson, Alan Rubin, "Blue" Lou Marini abetted by Ronnie Cuber on baritone saxophone, the originals veer between soul and straight blues with "Kitty Kat," "Walk Right On In," "How Long Are You Going To Be Gone," "Pocketful Of Blues," "Never Loved A Woman" and the set closer "Hey Mr. Bluesman." The covers mine the same genre turf with Luther Ingram's "If Lovin Is Wrong," Albert King's "Angel Of Mercy," Eddy Giles' "Losin Boy" and Elmore James' "Yonders Wall" being notable highlights. This is an album that just makes you want to hear more from this highly overlooked artist." Cub Koda Syndicated Journalist copyright Vinyl Junkie Nov. 1997.

"Eddie King's beautifully crafted Another Cow's Dead is a result of the all-too-rare synergy between prodigious musical talent and inspired production. Label honcho Joe Roesch, tweaking a complex mix to perfection and drumming a solid driving groove, has a big hand in producing a solid contender for this year's top 10 list of blues recordings... The whole set is focused, coherent, and consistently brilliant." Jack Oudiz copyright Blues Access Magazine, Winter 1998 no.32 (

"Eddie King would have been hard-pressed to get a more kick -ass horn section on his record, and this sharp-minded move pays off big time: The disc really slams the blues home. King never lets up; his frenetic guitar solos are pure power, and the Blues Brothers Horns put a polish on the tunes." Ed Ivey copyright Blues Revue Magazine Jan/Feb.1998 no. 34 (

"Best known for his work as a guitarist during several stints with Koko Taylor's Blues Machine, Eddie King first garnered attention back in 1959 when he backed Little Mac for C.J. Records... King is a potent singer and player with a raw, gospel-tinged voice...and an aggressive, thick-toned guitar sound. With seven originals (and a remake of Albert King's Angel of Mercy that has mostly new lyrics), this set provides the best overview yet of King's talents... should please anyone who likes Luther Allison's recent recordings." Jim DeKoster copyright Living Blues Magazine, Vol.31 no.4 (

"Aujord hui, grace a Joe Roesch--producteur et mecene de Nouvelle Angleterre a qui l'on doit deja de superbes recueils signes Matt Murphy ou Jesse Austin--King poursuit ses aventures discographiques avec l'une des grandes reussites de cette annee. Un programme intelligent qui mele adaptations tres personnelles de standards soul et blues... et originaux signes Eddie King, une voix arrachee et une guitare pleine d'ame, sans oublier une confortable dose d'humour... Les cuivres des Blues Brothers, qui sont venus preter main forte a l'orchestre de King, sont royaux comme toujours, et le tout forme un album qu'on apprecie un peu plus a chaque passage. Un must! Sebastian Danchin copyright Soul Bag Magazine Le Pied Award France Summer 1997 (email:

"Gritty, back alley vocals, biting guitar solos, soulful blues arrangements, and a killer horn section provide a distinctive mix for Another Cow's Dead." Bill Mitchell copyright Phoenix Blues News July/Aug.1997 Vol.8 no.6 (

"King's got a hot and heavy band, churning out jumps and swings with a mean groove. The Blues Brothers horn section was arranged and led by "Blue" Lou Marini, and play melodic backup that doesn't overpower the rest of the band. Scott Spray, bass; Joe Roesch, drums; Tim DeHuff, guitar; and Roger Young on piano and organ; move the driving rhythms. But Eddie King is the star here. His strong and impassioned vocals and flamboyant, biting guitar steal the show. I like this high-powered dance music." Tony Lombardi copyright Holler Magazine- Colorado Blues Society Aug/Sept 1997 Vol3 no.1 (

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