Lovejoy
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1971
RecordedDecember 1970 - January 1971
StudioSkyhill Studios, Hollywood Hills, California
Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Sheffield, Alabama[1]
GenreBlues
Length36:23
LabelStax[2]
ProducerDon Nix
Albert King chronology
Blues for Elvis – King Does the King's Things
(1970)
Lovejoy
(1971)
I'll Play the Blues for You
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music2/5 stars[2]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide3.5/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings3.5/4 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]

Lovejoy is a studio album by Albert King, released in 1971.[7]

The album peaked at No. 188 on the Billboard 200.[8]

Production

The album was produced by Don Nix, who also penned some of the songs.[9] "Lovejoy, Ill." is about Brooklyn, Illinois, which is nicknamed Lovejoy, after Elijah P. Lovejoy.[10] King got his start in Lovejoy.

Track listing

  1. "Honky Tonk Woman" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 3:59
  2. "Bay Area Blues" (Donald "Duck" Dunn, Don Nix) – 2:55
  3. "Corrina, Corrina" (Don Nix) – 3:45
  4. "She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule to Ride)" (Taj Mahal, James Rachell) – 3:56
  5. "For the Love of a Woman" (Don Nix) – 4:20
  6. "Lovejoy, III." (Don Nix) – 3:46
  7. "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven" (Don Nix) – 4:20
  8. "Going Back to Iuka" (Don Nix) – 3:58
  9. "Like a Road Leading Home" (Don Nix, Dan Penn) – 5:24

Personnel

Technical

References

  1. ^ Whitley, Carla Jean (July 22, 2014). "Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: How the Swampers Changed American Music". Arcadia Publishing – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 4: MUZE. p. 841.CS1 maint: location (link)
  3. ^ Koda, Cub. Lovejoy at AllMusic
  4. ^ MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 630.
  5. ^ Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. Penguin. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.
  6. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 394.
  7. ^ "Albert King | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  8. ^ "Albert King". Billboard.
  9. ^ Tersch, Gary Von (September 30, 1971). "Lovejoy". Rolling Stone.
  10. ^ "The 100 Greatest St. Louis Songs". Riverfront Times.