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  posted on 5/12/2010 at 08:26 PM
IS the man

Blues Power
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5dpp2iCRwM

I'll Play The Blues For You
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdDRCIEEZ3w

 

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  posted on 5/12/2010 at 08:59 PM
Agreed...one beast of a guitar-fiddler! Theres a show of his from The Bottom Line in '76 with Dickey sittin' in that is flat-out ridiculous.
 

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  posted on 5/12/2010 at 08:59 PM
Saw Albert in 1981 with Joe Louis Walker and Koko Taylor and yes he was the man .

 

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  posted on 5/12/2010 at 09:28 PM
A supreme player -- he's on the 1982 Blues Alive show that's been mentioned somewhere -- along w/Buddy Guy/Jr. Wells, Sippy Wallace & others -- a great vid
Fully agreed on Albert King

 

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  posted on 5/12/2010 at 09:33 PM

one of my favorites.....powerful. His playing just bursts through the song at times. And I love the Stax records he did...what a sound! Soul blues!

 

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  posted on 5/12/2010 at 09:40 PM
Love Albert King!
 

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  posted on 5/12/2010 at 10:10 PM
I love Albert; it is almost as if the term "bending the strings" was created to describe him. In my mind he (more than any other of the later generation bluesmen) breached the gap b/w blues and rock since he played so many shows at the fillmore

but, he did have his limitations. Just last week i found this on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FreJv-QABXA

love the man, but the solos are almost the same as those on Blues Power

 

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  posted on 5/13/2010 at 05:32 AM
Albert!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/13/2010 at 10:16 AM
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  posted on 5/13/2010 at 12:03 PM
Albert is one of the best....the Skydogs play several of his tunes...love his tone, style, and approach to solos. SRV copped a bunch from Albert...

 

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  posted on 5/13/2010 at 12:53 PM
Love Albert.

 

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  posted on 5/13/2010 at 02:31 PM
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SRV copped a bunch from Albert...


To say the least . . .

 

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  posted on 5/13/2010 at 03:19 PM
I have his Very Best Of album. Good stuff on it. If he were alive today, he'd definitely be part of Clapton's guitar festival.

[Edited on 5/13/2010 by allmanfan21]

 

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  posted on 5/13/2010 at 04:34 PM
ya gotta love him..

he's lefthanded

 

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  posted on 5/13/2010 at 04:56 PM
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ya gotta love him..

he's lefthanded


And plays upside down like Hendrix - part of the reason given for his pattented sound

 

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  posted on 5/15/2010 at 02:15 AM
The King of the Blues Guitar!! My hero and inspiration... how I wish Dan Forte would have written his biography! Man, I absolutely LOVE Albert King... What tone! What bends!What a voice! What a cool guitar! (I love Lucy, too!) I'll never forget the night I saw Albert King... 10 feet away... Lucy's tone stayed with me for days afterward. The most underrated and overlooked guitarist in history.
 

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  posted on 5/15/2010 at 10:21 AM
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The King of the Blues Guitar!! My hero and inspiration... how I wish Dan Forte would have written his biography! Man, I absolutely LOVE Albert King... What tone! What bends!What a voice! What a cool guitar! (I love Lucy, too!) I'll never forget the night I saw Albert King... 10 feet away... Lucy's tone stayed with me for days afterward. The most underrated and overlooked guitarist in history.




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To say the least . . .


I have to concurr with all these statements and SDPB and I rarely agree (at least politically.) Years ago I bought a cassette tape at a truck stop. You know the type. So-and-so's greatest hits. It was an Albert King with the James Brown tune "Cold Sweat." Now I believe that Albert was being backed by Booker T and the MG's on this cut. It's pretty easy to see where Stevie got a lot of his rhythmic chops from this one cut. You can't tell the difference. So I guess you could say SRV owes a great deal to AK for that side of his playing as well (at least to Steve Cropper )

Besides the tone and the bends Albert was also notorious for treating his band like sh*t. I'll never forget a few firsthand stories I've heard from musicians who said Albert took the entire back of the tour bus and the rest of the band slept sitting up in the front.

 

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The King of the Blues Guitar!! My hero and inspiration... how I wish Dan Forte would have written his biography! Man, I absolutely LOVE Albert King... What tone! What bends!What a voice! What a cool guitar! (I love Lucy, too!) I'll never forget the night I saw Albert King... 10 feet away... Lucy's tone stayed with me for days afterward. The most underrated and overlooked guitarist in history.




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I have to concurr with all these statements and SDPB and I rarely agree (at least politically.) Years ago I bought a cassette tape at a truck stop. You know the type. So-and-so's greatest hits. It was an Albert King with the James Brown tune "Cold Sweat." Now I believe that Albert was being backed by Booker T and the MG's on this cut. It's pretty easy to see where Stevie got a lot of his rhythmic chops from this one cut. You can't tell the difference. So I guess you could say SRV owes a great deal to AK for that side of his playing as well (at least to Steve Cropper )

Besides the tone and the bends Albert was also notorious for treating his band like sh*t. I'll never forget a few firsthand stories I've heard from musicians who said Albert took the entire back of the tour bus and the rest of the band slept sitting up in the front.




Totally agree on Albert King. I wish I could have seen him live.

I think there are a lot of big name musicians who didn't treat their bands so well. I have a friend who played guitar for John Lee Hooker for 5 years in the 70s, and he told me they'd do a gig for $5,000, and the band members would all get $100 each. He said it cost him money to go on the road, but knowing there were people who would have done the job for free, he didn't complain. He also played on John Lee Hooker, Jr.s Grammy-award nominated album a couple of years ago.

 

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  posted on 5/15/2010 at 11:21 AM
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actually, Hendrix diid not play upside down/you can clearly see the thicker strings on the top of his guitar...

he did play right handed guitars, strung properly

 

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  posted on 5/15/2010 at 11:34 AM
i used to love trying to figure out his licks from the blues at sunrise album..i wish i could find it now..
 

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  posted on 5/15/2010 at 11:35 AM
i wish they would put the Tomato Records release on CD..great live AK

 

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  posted on 5/15/2010 at 11:42 AM
i used to love trying to figure out his licks from the blues at sunrise album..i wish i could find it now..
 

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  posted on 5/15/2010 at 11:48 AM
Love Albert ...... Can hear him in so many that came after...His voice with his Lucy tone are one of the greatest double threats ever..... "You been meeting your man baby.... down at the local laundromat"....

 

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