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Cold Snap
Albert Collins
Cold Snap
Genres: Blues, Pop
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All Artists: Albert Collins
Title: Cold Snap
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alligator Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Chicago Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014551475224

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Albert Collins With A Twist!
deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 05/23/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Albert Collins' best studio recordings are probably "Frostbite", which has ample doses of the telecaster tone Collins has become famous for, and "Frozen Alive", which features Collins supported by a five piece band with a take no prisoners attitude and the outstanding sax of AC Reed. Close on the heels of those recordings is "Cold Snap". "Cold Snap" is Collins seventh Alligator release and the twelfth of his career. The disc features horns aplenty, a little funk guitar courtesy of Mel Brown and the famed organ of jazzier Jimmy McGriff. While the disc may bring to mind more James Brown than T-Bone Walker or Clarence Brown, there is no mistaking Collins' explosive guitar sound. If there is a downside to this disc it's probably "I Ain't Drunk" which may have sounded good in its day but is hardly worth listening to today. Bright spots include "Hooked On You" and the slow burner "Too Many Dirty Dishes". Overall, Collins' third best studio release."
If you love the guitar like you say
M. Moore | 11/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Then you need this as well as many more Albert Collins CD's. Master of the Telecaster he certainly was. I challenge anyone to replicate the riffs and tone of this journeyman bluesman. While you may not get it exactly right, one can imitate Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy and Clapton; just try to imitate Albert Collins, and you will be humbled. If you are not familiar with this great "guitarists' guitarist," theyn you need to be. A great studio album as an into to his live work. A tragic loss too soon, that all Blues lovers must feel."
Not His Best
D. MILLS | Manassas, VA United States | 02/01/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Like putting a wild animal in a cage, putting Albert Collins in a studio suppresses his natural exquisiteness. Mr. Collins was a hard driving, soul piercing blues guitarist who excelled in front of live audiences. He's not Ashlee Simpson. In this studio album his awesome power is watered down somewhat.

It's still a good CD. If you like it, then get one of his live albums, but make sure you have something to hold on to because it may very well blow you away.