Exactly why it was so advantageous to be named King in the early days of the electric blues revolution, I don’t know. Maybe it was something to do with King Biscuit Time, a US radio show that started in 1941, named after its sponsors, a brand of flour, and specialising in African-American music. This was..
Now that West and Pappalardi are both departed (along with Steve Knight also), there will be no more Mountain manifestations in the future, but while this evidence of their quality exists, you can remember them this way. Ah, Mountain! Too often forgotten, apart from perhaps their much-covered Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride - the track..