Albert King if one of the great Blues Kings - Freddie, B.B., and Earl are the others – but Albert has the most individual style of the four, famous for his bent note technique, all played by the left handed musician on a guitar stringed “backwards.” One of the few blues men to crossover to pop; his Born Under a Bad Sign (1967 Stax) is one of the best blues albums ever made and the title track is considered a blues classic. In the mid-80s he said he was retiring, but he continued to tour and record until he died of a heart attack in1992. He was Inducted into the Blues Awards Hall of Fame in 1983.
King was born into a life of hard farm work around 1924. He grew up in... Read More