Alligator Records
Blues, Electric Texas Blues, Modern Electric Texas Blues, Texas Blues, Regional Blues

Album Review

Ice Pickin' is the album that brought Albert Collins directly back into the limelight, and for good reason, too. The record captures the wild, unrestrained side of his playing that had never quite been documented before. Though his singing doesn't quite have the fire or power of his playing, the album doesn't suffer at all because of that -- he simply burns throughout the album. Ice Pickin' was his first release for Alligator Records and it set the pace for all the albums that followed. No matter how much he tried, Collins never completely regained the pure energy that made Ice Pickin' such a revelation.
Thom Owens, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Honey Hush
  2. When the Welfare Turns Its Back on You
  3. Ice Pick
  4. Cold, Cold Feeling
  5. Too Tired
  6. Master Charge
  7. Conversation with Collins
  8. Avalanche
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