Albert King Guitar Blues

Albert King - Pure Blues 1953-1961 (2012)  

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 - 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 - 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.

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.
Blues Masters - The Essential Blues Collection: Vol.1 - Vol.15 (1992-1993)

Blues Masters - The Essential Blues Collection: Vol.1 - Vol.15 (1992-1993)
Blues | FLAC (tracks)+Cue+Log | 3,97 Gb + 5% Recovery | Scans 371 Mb
Label: Rhino | Release Year: 1992-1993

The Blues Masters series, much to Rhino`s credit, adopts an expansive definition of blues, allowing the likes of Count Basie, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Muddy Waters and even Louis Prima admission. There is none of the purist`s quibbling over strict 12-bar form or the relative significance of prewar and postwar styles.
What Rhino delivers instead is the blues in all its myriad guises. This music is old and new, black and white, acoustic and electric, folksy and jazzy, performed by women and men, and yet it is all still blues at its core.

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.