Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Aretha Franklin and King Curtis live at the Fillmore West: "I Stand Accused" instrumental

Just in case you have a few dollars to spare you can get the album here.
Today's song is from the legendary 1971 live  recordings of Aretha Franklin's performance with King Curtis at the Fillmore West in San Francisco.

Jerry Wexler, who had added Aretha to Atlantic Records, had the glorious idea to have her perform with another band than her own show band -- and at a relatively small venue. The concert turned out to become legendary.

Not only did the audience get treated to the incomparable Aretha Franklin but also to such musicians as Billy Preston and The Memphis Horns. Can you imagine?  And for drummer groupies like me, the drums were in the hands of Bernard Purdie.

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