Sunday, May 1, 2016

Toru Oki Blues Band - Featuring Albert King

Toru Oki is a Japanese blues singer who was active in the '70s and early '80s. The Bluesman was well-known in Japan.
Toru Oki Blues Band featuring Albert King was a special released on CBS/SONY label in 1981. It includes the hit song "You Really Got A Hold On Me".
"You Really Got a Hold on Me" is a song written by Smokey Robinson which became a 1962 Top-10 hit single for the Miracles on the Tamla (Motown) label.
This million-selling song received a 1998 Grammy Hall of Fame Award.
It has also been selected as one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
It was covered by Toru Oki Blues Band in this LP on Side-B.
Toru Oki dedicated the song track "I Got A Mind To Give Up Living" for Michael Bloomfield (1943-1981) who passed away the same year the album was released.
As expected, Albert King guitar performance is exquisite.
Above taken from the accompanying text.
A big thank you to Bob Mac for finding it for us and for Flying Vee for requesting it.


1 comment:

Albert's Flying Vee said...

This is the best gift for 2015! Thank you so much Mr Xyros. I really appreciate it!