Blues Guitarist Albert King is said to be one of the “Three Kings” of the blues guitar, along side B.B. King and Freddie King. Born in Indianola, Mississippi he was also known as “The Velvet Bulldozer”. He is an absolutely fantastic blues musician who adopted the trait of playing a right handed guitar left handed so that the strings are opposite with the Low E actually being on the bottom. He is one of the few blues guitarists to play this way. Albert could be described as a minimalist player or a “less is more” sort of player, he didn’t fill his solos with lots of notes but the ones he played, he made count!

Albert King

Top 5 Songs

Born Under a Bad Sign

Got To Be Some Changes Made

Overall Junction

You’re Gonna Need Me

Shake ‘Em Down

Top 3 Albums

Born Under a Bad Sign

Truckload Of Lovin’

Blues at Sunrise

Discography:

Albums

[edit]Posthumous releases

  • 1993 The Ultimate Collection, Rhino Records
  • 1993 So Many Roads, Charly Blues Masters
  • 1994 The Tomato Years, Tomato Records
  • 1994 Funky London, Stax Records
  • 1994 Chicago 1978, Charly Records
  • 1995 Mean Mean Blues, King Records
  • 1995 Live On Memory Lane, Monad Records
  • 1996 Hard Bargain, Stax Records
  • 1997 Born Under A Bad Sign & Other Hits, Flashback Records
  • 1998 Rainin’ In California, Wolf Records
  • 1999 Blues Power, Stax Records
  • 1999 Live In Canada, Charly Records
  • 1999 The Very Best Of Albert King, Rhino Records
  • 1999 A Truckload Of Lovin’: The Best Of Albert King, Recall Records (UK)
  • 1999 Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan In Session, Stax Records (with Stevie Ray Vaughan)
  • 2001 Guitar Man, Fuel 2000 Records
  • 2001 I Get Evil: Classic Blues Collected, Music Club Records
  • 2001 More Big Blues Of Albert King, Ace Records
  • 2001 Godfather Of The Blues: His Last European TourP-Vine Records
  • 2002 Blue On Blues, Fuel 2000 Records
  • 2003 Talkin’ Blues, Thirsty Ear Records
  • 2003 Blues From The Road, Fuel 2000 Records
  • 2003 Live ’69, Stax Records
  • 2004 The Complete King & Bobbin Recordings, Collectables Records
  • 2006 Stax Profiles, Stax Records
  • 2006 Albert King’s King’s Jump, Charly Records
  • 2007 Heat Of The Blues, Music Avenue
  • 2007 The Very Best Of, Stax Records