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Albert King is probably the most influential electric blues guitarist of the post-T-Bone Walker generation. An imposing figure who played his signature upside-down-strung flying V left-handed, King had a stinging and passionate style that visibly shaped the sounds of his disciples, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Rush, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Robert Cray.

After working with the likes of Jimmy Reed and Willie Dixon and cutting sides for Parrot, Bobbin, King, Chess, and other labels, the guitarist inked a deal in the mid '60s with Memphis soul powerhouse Stax Records, where he had his greatest success.
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King, Albert - Born Under A Bad Sign LP
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    Along with B.B. and Freddie, Albert King will forever be hailed as one of the original ?Three Kings of the Blues Guitar.? Cutting a dynamic 6? 4? figure on stage while playing his 1958 Gibson Flying V upside down to accommodate his left-handedness (paging Mr. Hendrix!), Albert earned the nickname ?The Velvet Bulldozer? due to his forceful yet subtle style. An enormous influence on the British blues scene, Eric Clapton was perhaps King?s most vocal fan, crediting Cream classics like ?Strange...

    King, Albert - The Big Blues LP
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      The DEFINITIVE reissue of this legendary blues album vinyl • Pressed at RTIStanding well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. Still, he made an even bigger impression through his recordings, reaching fans all over the world with his punchy, aggressive guitar playing and his commanding voice. Born on a...