King of the Blues Guitar

by Albert King

(1989) Atlantic #8213-2

Personnel Albert King, g/v, Booker T. Jones, p, Steve Cropper, g, Duck Dunn, b, Al Jackson, d
Description A compilation of some of this left-handed bluesmaster's finest songs.
Posted By Jim Burger (4613)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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On 11/30/1999, Jim Burger (4613) posted:
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Nobody knows how to create tension by squeezing all of the juice out of one note (and keeping on wringing) like Albert King. Check out the solos on "Funk-Shun" and "Laundromat Blues". The guy does blues the way it should be -- not too fast, but with lots of feeling. Apparently, he made the most out of playing with his guitar strung upside-down!

This album has some of his best suff, including the 2 above-mentioned, as well as Crosscut Saw, Down Don't Bother Me, Born Under a Bad Sign (no, Cream didn't originate this song), and The Hunter. The songs were taken from various albums recorded from 1966-1968.