Better than most bluesmen's greatest hits!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This cd is a collection of outtakes, alternate versions, and various rare tracks from King's stretch at Stax records. It says a lot about the quality of King's recordings that these leftover tracks are better than most bluesmen's greatest hits! Absolutely no one could bend strings like Albert King, and Stax always provided him with a first-rate backing band. Usually outtakes albums like this are only recommended for fans who already own the other releases, but I would totally recommend "Hard Bargain" for ANYONE interested in hearing some great blues."