Albert King Guitar Blues

Albert King - Pure Blues 1953-1961 (2012)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 10, 2016
Albert King - Pure Blues 1953-1961 (2012)

Albert King - Pure Blues 1953-1961 (2012)
Electric Blues, Bues Soul | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49 min | 156 MB
Label: Vintage Masters | Rel: 2012

When Rolling Stone reporter Jon Landau asked Albert King in 1968 who his guitar influences were, King replied, "Nobody. Everything I do is wrong." A pioneer of electric blues, King (who was left-handed) played a right-handed 1959 Gibson Flying V upside down, with the bass strings unconventionally facing the floor. He used an indecipherable secret tuning, hitting notes with his thumb. The six-foot-four, 300-pound King was able to bend notes farther and more powerfully than almost any other guitarist, and his records influenced a generation: Eric Clapton lifted the "Strange Brew" solo from King, and Duane Allman turned the melody of King's "As the Years Go Passing By" into the main riff of "Layla." Jimi Hendrix was star-struck when his hero opened for him at the Fillmore in 1967. "I taught [Hendrix] a lesson about the blues," said King. "I could have easily played his songs, but he couldn't play mine."

Albert King - Roadhouse Blues (2013)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Jan. 27, 2014
Albert King - Roadhouse Blues (2013)

Albert King - Roadhouse Blues (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 50:33 | 122,43 MB
Genre: Blues, Soul, Funky | Label: Concord Music Group

A collection of Albert King's recordings for Stax, Roadhouse Blues doesn't quite live up to its title, as it isn't down and dirty like the blues played at an out-of-the-way juke joint. Instead, this is slick, funky soul-blues that emphasizes the blues somewhat but certainly has a bit of the slick, keyboard-and-horn-fueled funkiness of the '70s. There are a couple of oddities here – a version of "Killing Floor" that has a vocal, a live version of "Match Box Blues" from Wattstax – but this is best thought of as a nice sampler of Albert King's somewhat unheard and definitely underrated early-'70s work.

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.

Albert King - King Of The Blues Guitar (1969) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by countryfreak at March 1, 2011
Albert King - King Of The Blues Guitar (1969) [Re-Up]

Albert King - King Of The Blues Guitar (1969)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | 307 MB | Covers
Genre: Blues/R&B/Soul-Blues | Label: Atlantic | Catalog Number: 8213-2 | Release Date: 1969
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Atlantic's original vinyl edition of this was comprised of Albert's Stax singles – a few from Born Under a Bad Sign, along with "Cold Feet," "I Love Lucy" (two of King's patented monologues), and the beautiful "You're Gonna Need Me." Great stuff. Even greater, though, is the CD reissue, which includes those singles (which didn't appear on any other LPs) and all of Born Under a Bad Sign. Need I say more?

Albert King, "I Wanna Get Funky" (Repost)  Music

Posted by arkezone at May 4, 2009
Albert King, "I Wanna Get Funky" (Repost)

Albert King, "I Wanna Get Funky"
1974 | Label Stax Records | MP3 44100Hz stereo 192 Kbps | 61 Mb
Blues, Soul

Memphis soul blues gem from Albert king on Stax Records
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.

VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Feb. 20, 2018
VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)

VA - Slide Guitar Blues (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 609 MB | Cover | 01:46:02
Electric Blues, Blues Rock | Label: X5 Music Group

Slide guitar blues is produced when a player uses some kind of tubular finger covering (usually made of metal or glass, like a bottleneck) to depress the strings of a guitar over the frets so that the strings are stretched and bent, producing a wavering tone. Traditionally slide guitar blues was played on resonator guitars, but a variety of acoustic and electric guitars have also been used. Blues slide guitar originated in the Mississippi Delta region where it was popularized by a number of blues players, including Robert Johnson. Electric slide guitar blues developed along with other electric blues styles with the migration of African-Americans north to Chicago in the 1940s.

Albert King - Blues For Elvis (1969) Remastered Reissue 2001  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 1, 2018
Albert King - Blues For Elvis (1969) Remastered Reissue 2001

Albert King - Blues For Elvis (1969) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans ~ 75 Mb | CD Extras ~ 160 Mb
Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Stax, ZYX | # SCD24 8504-2 | 00:36:49

Blues for Elvis - King Does the King's Things is the fifth studio album by Albert King. The songs in this album are versions of songs previously recorded by Elvis Presley. On the album sleeve there is a review by Albert Goldman, Music Critic of LIFE Magazine, who says, among other things "For the first time on record, the King of Blues is meeting the King of Rock." and "…you're gonna love every minute of this musical feast fit for kings".
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.