Albert Collins

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by Albert Collins

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3 October 1932, Leona, Texas, USA, d. 24 November 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Collins was the embodiment of the Texas blues guitar style, using non-standard tuning, and slashing out blocked chords and sharp flurries of treble notes (played without a plectrum) to produce an ‘ice-cold’ sound from his Fender Telecaster. As a youth he developed his style by listening to fellow-Texan Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, Frankie Lee Sims and his own cousin Willow Young. His first... Read more

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blues
blues rock
guitar
classic rock
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