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Albert King

Albert King
Born: Apr 25, 1923 in Indianola, MS
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Died: Dec 21, 1992 in Memphis, TN
Genre: Blues, R&B
Biography: Albert King is truly a "King of the Blues," although he doesn't hold that title (B.B. does). Along with B.B. and Freddie King, Albert King is one of the major influences on blues and rock guitar players. Without him, modern guitar music would not sound as it does -- his style has influenced both black ...Read full biography
Born Under A Bad Sign
Released: 1967
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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Albert King recorded a lot in the early '60s, including some classic sides, but they never quite hit the mark. They never gained a large audience, nor did they really capture the ferocity of his single-string ...Read full review
Years Gone By
Released: 1969
Label: Fantasy Inc.
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King cranked out this solid, if typical, album for the Stax label after the success of Born Under a Bad Sign. With Booker T. drummer Al Jackson producing, the set includes such staples as "You Threw Your ...Read full review