Albert King

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: blues rhythm and blues guitar electric blues classic blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Albert Nelson, 23 April 1923 (although three other dates have also been published), Indianola, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 December 1992, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Despite the fact that his work has been overshadowed by that of his regal namesake B.B. King, this exceptional performer was one of the finest in the entire blues/soul canon. King’s first solo recording, ‘Bad Luck Blues’, was released in 1953, but it was not until the end of the decade that he embarked on a full-time career. His early work fused his already distinctive fretwork to big band-influenced arrangements and included his first successful single, ‘Don’t Throw Your Love On Me Too Strong’. However, his style was not fully defined until 1966 when, signed to the Stax Records label, he began working with Booker T. And The MGs. This tightly knit quartet supplied the perfect rhythmic punch, a facet enhanced by a judicious use of horns. ‘Cold Feet’, which included wry...

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