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Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)

Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:40
Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Fuel | # 302 061 993 2

Curious, isn't it, how some of the greatest guitarists in post-war Blues history all shared the same regal surname? And entirely fitting. Freddie, Albert, and Earl King royally ruled the Blues kingdom with their brilliant innovations and seminal licks. All of them greatly impacted the Rock field as well. Eric Clapton cites Freddie as a major influence, while Stevie Ray Vaughan was an Albert acolyte. Jimi Hendrix did a dynamite version of Earl's 'Let The Good Times Roll.' These three kings of the electric Blues guitar played a mammoth role in defining the sound of post-war Blues guitar. Their influence remains monumental to this day.
Albert King - Blues At Sunset: Live At Wattstax And Montreux (1973) Remastered 1993 [Re-Up]

Albert King - Blues At Sunset (Live At Wattstax And Montreux) (1973) Remastered 1993
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Stax | # SCD 8581-2 | Time: 00:49:24

Blues at Sunset is a Blues album by Albert King, recorded live at Wattstax (August 20, 1972) and at the Montreux Jazz Festival (July 1, 1973), and released in 1973. Additional material recorded at the 1973 Montreux festival would be released in his later albums Montreux Festival and Blues At Sunrise.
Albert King / Otis Rush - Door To Door (1969) [Chess Legendary Masters Series, Remastered Reissue 1998]

Albert King / Otis Rush - Door To Door (1969)
Chess Legendary Masters Series, Remastered Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:26
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Chess/Universal | # MCD 09322, 329 322-2

Although Albert King is pictured on the front cover and has the lion's share of tracks on this excellent compilation, six of the fourteen tracks come from Rush's shortlived tenure with the label and are some of his very best. Chronologically, these are his next recordings after the Cobra sides and they carry a lot of the emotional wallop of those tracks, albeit with much loftier production values with much of it recorded in early stereo. Oddly enough, some of the material ("All Your Love," "I'm Satisfied [Keep on Loving Me Baby]") were remakes – albeit great ones – of tunes that Cobra had already released as singles! But Rush's performance of "So Many Roads" (featuring one of the greatest slow blues guitar solos of all time) should not be missed at any cost.
Albert King - On My Merry Way - Singles As & Bs: The Earliest Sessions Of The Guitar King 1954-1962 (2017)

Albert King - On My Merry Way - Singles As & Bs: The Earliest Sessions Of The Guitar King 1954-1962 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 239 Mb | Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 28 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Jasmine Records #JASMCD 3089

Albert King doesn't require much of an introduction, he was one of the 'Three Kings of the Blues' and arguably next to B.B. he was perhaps the most popular of the many genuine blues guitarists to have been adopted by the rock world during the mid-1960s. Albert began playing in the late 40s and made his first recordings in 1953 and it is these early sessions that are the focus of this outstanding collection from Jasmine. Includes tracks "Blues At Sunrise", his fine version of Tampa Red's "Little Boy Blue" and his hit song "Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong" plus many other superb tracks. Albert King influenced many artists including Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This then is Albert King's first tentative steps towards global popularity compiled in chronological order and with fully detailed liner notes.
Albert King - I'm In A Phone Booth, Baby (1984) Remastered 1991 [Re-Up]

Albert King - I'm In A Phone Booth, Baby (1984) Remastered 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Stax | # SCD-8560-2 (F-9633) | 00:38:17

Albert King kept threatening to retire during the last decade of his life, yet he continued spreading his blues-power sound to audiences of every persuasion around the globe right up until a massive heart attack killed him in Memphis on December 21, 1992. King did, however, stop making records, and this January 1984 recording, cut for Fantasy Records in Berkeley, California, was his very last album. Backed by his road rhythm section and legendary Phil Spector session saxophonist Steve Douglas, King kept one foot in the Mississippi Delta with a couple of Elmore James classics ("Dust My Broom," "The Sky Is Cryin'), and the other in contemporary material by such then-little-known writers as Doug MacLeod ("Your Bread Ain't Done") and Robert Cray ("Phone Booth"). Digitally remastered by George Horn (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) {2013, Remastered} Repost / New Rip

Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) {2013, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 309 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 117 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 34 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Stax Remasters #STX-34334-02

Albert King recorded a lot in the early '60s, including some classic sides, but they never quite hit the mark. They never gained a large audience, nor did they really capture the ferocity of his single-string leads. Then he signed with Stax in 1966 and recorded a number of sessions with the house band, Booker T. & the MG's, and everything just clicked. The MG's gave King supple Southern support, providing an excellent contrast to his tightly wound lead guitar, allowing to him to unleash a torrent of blistering guitar runs that were profoundly influential, not just in blues, but in rock & roll (witness Eric Clapton's unabashed copping of King throughout Cream's Disraeli Gears)…
Albert King - Crosscut Saw: Albert King In San Francisco (1983) Reissue 1992 [Re-Up]

Albert King - Crosscut Saw: Albert King In San Francisco (1983) Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Ace | # CDSXE 076 | Time: 00:47:12

Crosscut Saw reissues Albert King's 1983 album San Francisco '83 (a studio album, not a live one), adding two previously unreleased cuts. His first new release in five years, it wasn't one of King's better records – but it did represent a return to a basic five-piece sound, an improvement upon his over-produced outings of the late '70s.
Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (1972) Expanded Remastered 2012 [Re-Up]

Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (1972) Expanded Remastered 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Concord Music/Stax | # 0888072337169 | 01:00:59

It's not as if Albert King hadn't tasted success in his first decade and a half as a performer, but his late-'60s/early-'70s recordings for Stax did win him a substantially larger audience. During those years, the label began earning significant clout amongst rock fans through events like Otis Redding's appearance at the Monterey International Pop Festival and a seemingly endless string of classic singles. When King signed to the label in 1966, he was immediately paired with the Stax session team Booker T. & the MG's. The results were impressive: "Crosscut Saw," "Laundromat Blues," and the singles collection Born Under a Bad Sign were all hits. Though 1972's I'll Play the Blues for You followed a slightly different formula, the combination of King, members of the legendary Bar-Kays, the Isaac Hayes Movement, and the sparkling Memphis Horns was hardly a risky endeavor. The result was a trim, funk-infused blues sound that provided ample space for King's oft-imitated guitar playing.

Albert King - Stax Classics (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at May 19, 2017
Albert King - Stax Classics (2017)

Albert King - Stax Classics (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:25 | 94 Mb
Electric Blues | Label: Stax Records

The new Stax Classics series celebrates the iconic label's greatest stars, offering new liner notes, label discographies and 12 choice cuts from the artists' Stax catalog. This collection highlights one of the most influential bluesmen in history, Albert King, who single-handedly ushered blues into the modern era by combining his direct, urgent Mississippi blues style with contemporary soul rhythms, continually redefining the state of the genre. During his nine years on the label, the prolific artist released dozens of innovative hits and became one of the few blues artists to break through to the young, white rock crowd, influencing many of the biggest rock stars of the 60s and 70s, including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. This album includes such classics as 'Crosscut Saw,' 'Born Under a Bad Sign,' and 'Breaking Up Somebody's Home.'
Albert King - On My Merry Way: The Earliest Sessions Of The Guitar King 1954-1962 (2017)

Albert King - On My Merry Way: The Earliest Sessions Of The Guitar King 1954-1962 (2017)
Electric Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:13:10 | 172 MB
Label: Jasmine Records | Release Year: 2017

Albert King doesn’t require much of an introduction, he was one of the “Three Kings of the Blues” and arguably next to B.B. he was perhaps the most popular of the many genuine blues guitarists to have been adopted by the rock world during the mid-1960s. Albert began playing in the late ‘40s and made his first recordings in 1953 and it is these early sessions that are the focus of this outstanding collection from Jasmine. Includes tracks “Blues At Sunrise” his fine version of Tampa Red’s “Little Boy Blue” and his hit song “Don’t Throw Your Love On Me So Strong” plus many other superb tracks. Albert King influenced many artists including Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This then is Albert King’s first tentative steps towards global popularity compiled in chronological order.