Blues guitarist Albert Collins (1932-1993) had his own band in Houston, Texas, when he was 18, but it wasn't until 1958 that he recorded his first single, The Freeze, in a local studio.
Almost all his early singles recorded from 1958 to 1965 for several Houston labels were instrumentals. Several of them, like his signature tune Frosty, became staples of his shows over the next three decades.
Hot 'n Cold (b/w Dyin' Flu, a vocal) was recorded in 1965 for Hall Records in Houston and distributed nationally on the TCF/Hall label, a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox. The featured saxophonist is identified only as "Big Tiny." The MP3 is from the 45 single.
A dozen of Collins's early sides were gathered on The Cool Sound of Albert Collins, an LP issued on TCF/Hall in 1965.
This album was reissued by Blue Thumb in 1970 as Truckin' with Albert Collins, with a gatefold cover.
Truckin' with Albert Collins is available as a download from most of the major sites, including iTunes. Cheap copies on CD are also plentiful and it has been recently (late 1993) issued on 180-gram vinyl for audiophiles.
Below is another selection from the album.