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Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughan "In Session" Set for PBS Broadcast

 

PBS has announced that "Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session" program will air as a special on its stations beginning November 27 and throughout the month of December (check local listings). Grammy Award winning bluesman Robert Cray will serve as special fundraising host on the public television broadcasts.

In 1983, when legendary blues guitarist Albert King, then age 60, was joined by his disciple Stevie Ray Vaughan, then age 29, on a Canadian sound stage for the live music TV series In Session, magic took place. Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session is not simply a television program: it’s a summit of two master musicians. The only known recording of King and Vaughan performing together, this is the concert that blues fans in general, and Stevie Ray Vaughan fans in particular, have been waiting for.

The audio recording of the performance went on to sell more than 325,000 units from two releases: the first in 1999, the second in 2009. On November 9, 2010, Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group, released "In Session" as both a DVD and a deluxe DVD/CD combination.

The PBS special Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session contains the following songs: "Born Under a Bad Sign," "Call It Stormy Monday," "Texas Flood," "Pride and Joy," "Match Box Blues," and "Don’t Lie to Me."

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