Albert King .... Broadcast May 25, 1973
ABC-TV In Concert; likely Civic Center, Santa Monica, CA

Thanks to gv0000 for the broadcast date info.

Albert King - guitar & vocals
Unknown backing musicians

Taper: bpthree
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Quality: ex-
Length: 6:02 minutes
Artwork: none.
Samples: none.

Set List:

01. Blues Power

Taper's Comments:

1 - HELP!! If you have any uncirculated SPIRIT shows, or better quality FM
broadcasts than what's been posted here before, please share them. If you
know anybody who has shows that fit this category that aren't on DIME, please
dub off their stuff and share it. I'm trying to write a book on SPIRIT and need
all the information I can get. I have a database of over 1500 gigs 1967-1996, and
want to find as much information as I can to add to it. If you have any memories
of where you saw SPIRIT, the more specific the better (venue, city, date, supporting
bands, etc.), I'd love to know that as well. Please leave that in the comments
section or PM me. Thank you!

2 - Show description & comments follow:

This show comes from a great but short lived series that ran on ABC-TV circa 1973-75.
Since this is way before stereo TV, you could watch the visual portion on TV, and they
would simulcast on certain FM stations the stereo sound. While the sound and mixes are
primitive by today's standards, they weren't too bad for the times. I'm happy to have
what I have, and pissed that I missed a lot of them too. I think the show was broadcast
on Friday nights, but I could be wrong on that.

A way too short performance by the late great Albert King. It's obviously the closing
number, as Albert exits, and the band continues on, until the broadcast fades out to
the commercial (bastards!). There is a clumsy edit during some of the spoken intro
on the song, where some clown likely thought something said had to be taken out
for the broadcast. You notice it, but it's not horrendous. If anybody can provide any
details as to the venue, date and band members for this performance, please do so in
the comments section. Wish there was more of this show, but it's likely rotting away
somewhere. Enjoy!


Support the band: Buy the officially released items, etc.

Prepared by Jeff James (roryglzep@aol.com)

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