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Friday, April 22, 2011

Born Under a Bad Sign - Albert King

Albert King was the real deal. He was warm and vibrant but he was also cantankerous. I remember seeing him in a small club called the Mason Jar just a short time before he passed. He hadn't slowed down, just riffin away and smokin his pipe. He's the father of the Texas style of guitar... oh yeah this song was written by the backing band Booker T and the MG's (Green Onions)but made a huge crossover for Albert and then a great hit for the Cream. Albert playing left handed and upside down had a lot to do with his style and how his guitar sounded. The meat in his bends. Stevie Ray Vaughn, of course one of our best contemporary blues players drew a lot of influence from Alberts style.
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