Albert King Cross

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 - 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.

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at April 19, 2017
Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Ace Records | # CDCHD 827 | Time: 01:02:25

All of King's recordings for the Bobbin label are on this 22-track disc, including everything from his 1959-1963 singles for the label and previously unissued alternate takes of "Why Are You So Mean to Me," "The Time Has Come," and the previously unissued "Blues at Sunrise." While these are decent journeyman urban blues/R&B, they're not up to the level of his subsequent recordings for Stax. Albert King just sounds too much like the records another King – B.B. King, that is – was making during the same era. There are similar horn arrangements and alternation of stinging guitar with smooth, confident vocal phrasing. It's a tribute to Albert King's abilities, in a way, that it does sound confident, and not the work of an imitator, despite the similarities.
Albert King - The Big Blues: The Definitive Remastered Edition (2016)

Albert King - The Big Blues: The Definitive Remastered Edition (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, artworks - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 MB | 00:55:17
Modern Electric Blues, Soul Blues | Label: Soul Jam Records | Release Year: 2016

A specially disc salute to one of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar, Albert King. This is a comprehensive and definitive portrait of one of the biggest influences on blues and rock guitar players, the legendary Albert King This is the latest release in the critically-acclaimed Group Definitive CD series This is truely a `must have' CD for all blues and guitar fans.

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) [MFSL UDCD 577]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 1, 2016
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) [MFSL UDCD 577]

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 577 | ~ 188 or 84 Mb | Covers(jpg) Included
Rock, Delta Blues, Blues

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…

Albert King - The Best Of Albert King (1986)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 1, 2016
Albert King - The Best Of Albert King (1986)

Albert King - The Best Of Albert King (1986)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 376 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 147 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Blues | Label: Stax, FCD-60-005 | 1986 | 01:02:35

Albert King is truly a "King of the Blues," although he doesn't hold that title. Along with B.B. and Freddie King, Albert King is one of the major influences on blues and rock guitar players. Without him, modern guitar music would not sound as it does – his style has influenced both black and white blues players from Otis Rush and Robert Cray to Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's important to note that while almost all modern blues guitarists seldom play for long without falling into a B.B. King guitar cliche, Albert King never does he's had his own style and unique tone from the beginning.

Albert King - Live From The Fabulous Forum 1972 (2015)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 7, 2016
Albert King - Live From The Fabulous Forum 1972 (2015)

Albert King - Live From The Fabulous Forum 1972 (2015)
Modern Electric Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:44:15 | 103 MB
Label: Rockbeat Records | Release Year: 2015

The Rockbeat label continues it's releases of old broadcasts of rock/jazz/blues artists, and this Albert King set is worth a listen if you're a fan of his blues style. The sound is actually pretty decent–similar to other recent live sets from this label–a bit flat but every instrument can easily be heard. And like other releases from this label some songs fade out prematurely. As usual the booklet notes are nothing all that great, except for the cover painting of King, and the disc slips inside a slot in the cardboard package.