The music of Albert Collins has always been especially 'cool' so it's fitting that The Icebreakers joined him for this thrilling performance on the tiny stage of Onkel Pö's Carnegie Hall in Hamburg, Germany in 1980. This recording from Onkel Pö really covers the entire concert; including the 20-minute long Icebreakers opener, led by saxophonist A.C. Reed and percussionist Casey Jones. Only as of "Listen Here" is Collins master of the house, scat-singing and playing the guitar in parallel runs. The first part of the concert ends after about one hour and the second part starts again with four intro-pieces, showcasing Reed and again featuring, as at the very beginning of the evening, classics such as "Stand By Me," before Collins himself takes over once more (with "Mustang Sally"). A very independent and original blues-master can be experienced once more on this recording. The exceptionally atmospheric Onkel Pö with its passionate Hamburg audience turns the encounter, even after three decades, into a true event!
Albert Collins - guitar & vocals
A. C. Reed - tenor sax & vocals
Jackson Marvin - guitar
Johnny B. Gayden - bass
Casey Jones - drums & vocals