O mago da guitarra Gibson, Albert King, em Matchbox Blues

UM DOS TRÊS REIS MAGOS DO BLUES

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Juntamente com B.B. King e Freddie King, ele formou um dos tripés mais emblemáticos do blues, a que os admiradores se referem como Three Kings of the Blues Guitar. Se vivo estivesse, este gigante do gênero musical (do alto de seus quase 2m de altura) no ano que vem completaria 90 anos de idade.

Albert King, com seu inseparável cachimbo, foi a fonte onde nitidamente beberam (ou fumaram) outros grandes do rock, em particular os britânicos Eric Clapton e a banda Deep Purple, como é fácil perceber neste clássico chamado Matchbox Blues. O áudio ao vivo foi feito em Montreux, supõe-se que em 1973.

Matchbox Blues - clássico

MATCHBOX BLUES

(Albert King)

Now, this tune should be easy for you to deal with…
All you gotta do is remember back home,
you know what I mean
When you was sitting out behind the house
or practicing on your own guit feble

Tryin’ to get things together,
and you couldn’t make up your mind
Kinda half-way knew what you wanted to do
but you didn’t have it all together…

But you did know you wanted to travel
[That’s right!]
Yeah, I remember those days real good
[I know]

Didn’t have really many clothes
Didn’t know nobody to call to sing for you
So you had to get out there in no time, you know
[so]

You don’t make no tiffanies, you say
“I’m goin’…
And I know I got a great time, but I’m goin’ anyway…”
Whatever happens…
[What happens?]
I gotta pay my dues somewhere

Listen:

Dreamed that I was lucky,
But I woke up cold in hand
Hey, I dreamed that I was lucky, darling,
But I woke up cold in hand

I dreamed I had you all by myself,
But now I know you found you another man

Oh, that’s why I wonderin’
Will a matchbox hold my clothes?
Hey, sometimes I wonder, darling
Will a matchbox hold my clothes?
You know I haven’t got so many
But I got so far to go

If you gotta good woman,
You better pin’er up to your side
If you gotta good lady, fellow,
You better pin’er up to your side

Because if she flag my train, budy
I’m beyond the (live and well ??)

Oh, that’s why I wonder
Will a matchbox hold my clothes?
Hey, sometimes I wonder, darling
Will a matchbox hold my clothes?
You know I haven’t got so many
But I got so far to go, yeah

I see you might do something with it
[I hope so]
Yeah, take it…
You know, fix it like it, you know…

Saiba mais sobre o bluesman Albert King na Wikipedia (em inglês)

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