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King Curtis

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Albums from Aretha Franklin, the Marvelettes et al

Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 15 April 1967

Blues Singers Make Comeback ...

Buddy Guy, Albert King, King Curtis: Village Gate, New York City

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, 15 February 1969

NEW YORK — The world of music moves closer as the long-established jazz spot, the Village Gate, took a brief weekend — but possibly regular ...

Aretha Franklin, King Curtis & the Kingpins: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 6 March 1971

Aretha Commands RESPECT ...

King Curtis Dead

Obituary by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 21 August 1971

KING CURTIS, whose wailing tenor sax was heard on many hit records over the past decade, was stabbed to death on New York's West Side ...

King Curtis: a Tribute

Obituary by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 27 August 1971

CURTIS OUSELEY – known the world over as King Curtis – was fatally wounded and died on Friday, August 13 only a few yards away ...

Soul Kaleidoscope: Aretha at the Fillmore

Special Feature by Michael Lydon, Ramparts, October 1971

IT WAS A night of nights. Even Tower of Power was okay, and then King Curtis and his Kingpins and the Memphis Horns and Billy ...

King Curtis: A Good Man Gone

Obituary by Michael Lydon, Fusion, 29 October 1971

MAYBE THIS should be a collection of unrelated notes. I’m not sure how the things I’m thinking about fit together. King Curtis is dead. That ...

King Curtis: Blow Man, Blow! (Bear BCD 15670)

Sleeve notes by Pete Grendysa, Bear Family, 1992

"BLOW MAN, BLOW!" The big man with the glittering horn sent showers of squeals and shrieks out over the heads of his ecstatic shouting audience, ...

King Curtis

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. Curtis Ousley, 7 February 1934, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 13 August 1971, New York ...

Aretha Franklin/King Curtis: Live at the Filmore West

Review by John Swenson, Offbeat, 1 August 2006

THIS IS Aretha Franklin at her absolute peak, fronting a supercharged band led by King Curtis and featuring the Memphis Horns with special guests Ray ...


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