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 - 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.
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) ~ 336 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, R&B | Label: Fuel | # 302 061 993 2 | Time: 00:50:40

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.

Gary Moore - Still Got the Blues (1990) Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at June 7, 2015
Gary Moore - Still Got the Blues (1990) Repost

Gary Moore - Still Got the Blues (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin, V2 07777 7 86167 2 6 | ~ 314 or 125 Mb | Scans(png) -> 62 Mb
Hard Rock / Blues Rock

Relieved from the pressures of having to record a hit single, Gary Moore cuts loose on some blues standards as well as some newer material. Moore plays better than ever, spitting out an endless stream of fiery licks that are both technically impressive and soulful. It's no wonder Still Got the Blues was his biggest hit…

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)  

Posted by Designol at May 21, 2015
Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: 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.