King Of The Blues Guitar CD (1989)

Artist: Albert King

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Product Overview


Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60149790
UPC 075678201721
UPC 14 00075678201721
Format CD
Release Date 8/8/1989
Author Albert King
Associated Artist/Work Cropper, Steve
Associated Artist/Work Hooker, John Lee
Associated Artist/Work King, Earl
Associated Artist/Work King, Freddie
Associated Artist/Work Morrison, Jim
Associated Artist/Work Morrison, Jim (Doors)
Associated Artist/Work Reed, Jimmy
Associated Artist/Work Reed, Jimmy (Blues)
Associated Artist/Work Winter, Johnny
Artist Influence B.B. King
Artist Influence Blind Lemon Jefferson
Artist Influence Blind Willie Johnson
Artist Influence Elmore James
Artist Influence Howlin' Wolf
Artist Influence Jimmy Reed
Artist Influence Lightnin' Hopkins
Artist Influence Lonnie Johnson
Artist Influence Muddy Waters
Artist Influence Robert Nighthawk
Artist Influence T-Bone Walker
Artist Contemporary Arthur Adams (Vocals)
Artist Contemporary B.B. King
Artist Contemporary Blind Lemon Jefferson
Artist Contemporary Buddy Guy
Artist Contemporary Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Artist Contemporary Cream
Artist Contemporary Earl King
Artist Contemporary Elmore James
Artist Contemporary Freddie King
Artist Contemporary Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones)
Artist Contemporary Hound Dog Taylor
Artist Contemporary Howlin' Wolf
Artist Contemporary Ike Turner
Artist Contemporary Jimi Hendrix
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Reed
Artist Contemporary Joe Louis Walker
Artist Contemporary Johnnie Taylor
Artist Contemporary Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Artist Contemporary Johnny Copeland
Artist Contemporary Johnny Winter
Artist Contemporary Little Jimmy King (Guitar)
Artist Contemporary Little Milton
Artist Contemporary Magic Slim
Artist Contemporary Robben Ford
Artist Contemporary Robert Cray
Artist Contemporary Roebuck "Pops" Staples
Artist Contemporary Ronnie Earl
Artist Contemporary Roy Buchanan
Artist Contemporary Son Seals
Artist Contemporary Stevie Ray Vaughan
Artist Contemporary T-Bone Walker
Artist Contemporary Z.Z. Hill
Artist Follower Albert Collins
Artist Follower B.B. King
Artist Follower Booker T. Jones
Artist Follower Buddy Guy
Artist Follower Eric Clapton
Artist Follower John Brim
Artist Follower Junior Wells
Artist Follower Lazer Lloyd
Artist Follower Otis Rush
Artist Follower Son Seals
Artist Follower William Bell
Technical Info
Producer Stax Staff; Jim Stewart
CatalogID 7567820172
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 08/08/1989
Original Release 1969
Number of Discs 1
Length 52m : 38s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678201721
Album Notes and Credits
Recorded 1966-68.
Backed by Booker T & the MGs and the Memphis Horns, Albert King (confusingly, no relation to Freddie or BB--though he named himself after the latter) shows off his spare, elastic, fluid guitar style on this definitive compilation. Songs such as "Laundromat Blues", "Oh, Pretty Woman," and the immortal "Crosscut Saw" with its sinuous, interweaving rhythms are blues classics, while "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "The Hunter" were later covered by Cream and Bad Company respectively. The combination of King and the Memphis musicians makes for some thrilling moments--particularly the guitar's entry under the horns on "Sign" and the interplay between King's guitar and Al Jackson's samba-style drums in "Crosscut Saw." Though King never achieved the fame of the man whose name he took, he created his fair share of great blues recordings, and KING OF THE BLUES GUITAR is an excellent primer to his unique style.
Artist Overview
Albert King is one of the most important post-war blues guitarists. His influence was even more profoundly felt in the rock world than in blues, though he earned iconic stature in both. His unusual style came from playing pickless, upside-down, and left-handed, and from his preference for attack, tone, and volume over speed. King was also one of the first blues players to enter the R&B world, recording on Stax with Booker T. & the MG's.
Disc 1
1 Laundromat Blues
2 Overall Junction - (mono)
3 Oh, Pretty Woman
4 Funk-Shun
5 Crosscut Saw
6 Down Don't Bother Me - (bonus track)
7 Born Under A Bad Sign
8 Personal Manager
9 Kansas City - (bonus track)
10 Very Thought Of You, The - (bonus track)
11 Hunter, The - (bonus track)
12 I Almost Lost My Mind
13 As The Years Go Passing By - (bonus track)
14 Cold Feet
15 You Sure Drive A Hard Bargin
16 I Love Lucy
17 You're Gonna Need Me
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