Robert Cray is an influential American blues guitarist and singer, who recorded several charting songs, like "Right Next Door (Because of Me)" and "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark". During his 40+ years career, he released about 20 albums and bridged the lunes between, blues, R&B and soul. Robert Cray Collected consists of 23 songs, starting in 1980 with the song “Too Many Cooks” and ending with his 2017 released “The Same Love That Made Me Laugh”.
Growing up in the northwest, Robert Cray listened to the gospel of the five blind boys of Mississippi, Bobby Bland's soul, Jimi Hendrix's rock guitar and the Beatles pop sounds. He would bring all of the influences into play throughout his career, but his teenage band was captivated by southern soul and the blues. The glow of a career in music began when Cray was a teen, and in 1974 it burst into flames as the Robert Cray band came together in Eugene, Oregon. In the mid-80s he was building on a reputation as a live artist, followed by the release of his fourth album, Strong Persuader. The album received a Grammy Award and the first single “Strong Persuader” became his most successful hit. During the years he worked together with some of music's greatest, like Chuck Berry, Tina Turner, BB King and Eric Clapton. All these collaborations are included on the second LP.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
Includes liner notes
PVC Protective Sleeve
Selected songs from the American blues guitarist and singer
Featuring the hits “Strong Persuader”, “Right Next Door (Because Of Me)”, “Smoking Gun” and collaborations with Tina Turner, John Lee Hooker, BB King, Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry & Albert Collins
Side A 1. Too Many Cooks 2. Phone Booth 3. Change Of Heart, Change Of Mind 4. Smoking Gun 5. Right Next Door (Because Of Me) 6. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark
Side B 1. Acting This Way 2. Consequences 3. Just A Loser 4. 1040 Blues 5. I Can't Quit
Side C 1. Love Sickness 2. Time Makes Two 3. Trouble And Pain 4. Great Big Old House 5. You Move Me 6. The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
Side D 1. She's Into Something - Albert Collins, Robert Cray & Johnny Copeland 2. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N' Roll / Soundtrack Vers) - Chuck Berry & Robert Cray 3. 634-5789 (Live in Europe / 1988) - Tina Turner & Robert Cray 4. Mr. Lucky - John Lee Hooker Band & Robert Cray Band 5. Playin' With My Friends - BB King & Robert Cray 6. Crossroads (Live in San Diego / 1987) - Eric Clapton & Robert Cray