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
RAR 5% Rec. | Uploaded + DepositFiles

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
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)…