Albert Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known by his stage name Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer whose playing influenced many other blues guitarists. He is perhaps best known for the popular and influential album Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) and its title track. He is one of the three performers (together with B. B. King and Freddie King) known as the "Kings of the Blues.
Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. One of the most important post-war blues guitarists, renowned for his massive tone and unique way of squeezing bends out of a guitar string.
Blues Rock Albert King. 1. The Blues Don't Change. 7. Firing Line (I Don't Play with your Woman, you Don't Play with Mine). 8. The Pinch Paid off (Part 1). 9. The Pinch Paid off (Part 2). 10. I Can't Stand the Rain. 11. Ain't it Beautiful.
In so doing, it became Albert King’s best-ever performing album, in terms of chart position. With all its Albert King hallmarks, any connoisseur of the blues will love this record – in particular the raw power of his guitar. As Joe Walsh once said: Albert King could blow Eddie Van Halen clean off stage with his amp just on Standby! Who are we to disagre. Years Gone By can be bought here. Follow the Stax Soul Explosion playlist.
|A1||Travelin' To California||3:00|
|A2||What Can I Do To Change Your Mind||2:48|
|A3||I Get Evil||2:26|
|A4||Had You Told It Like It Was||2:59|
|A6||I Walked All Night Long||2:51|
|B1||Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong||2:55|
|B2||Let's Have A Natural Ball||2:52|
|B3||I've Made Nights By Myself||2:34|
|B4||This Funny Feeling||2:32|
|852||Albert King||The Big Blues (LP, Album, Mono)||King Records||852||US||1963|
|950639||Albert King||The Big Blues (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu)||WaxTime In Color||950639||Europe||2018|
|KCD-852||Albert King||The Big Blues (CD, Album, RE)||King Records||KCD-852||US||1988|
|VS-1036, 852||Albert King||The Big Blues (LP, Album, RE)||Vivid Sound, King Records||VS-1036, 852||Japan||1984|
|KSD 1060||Albert King||Travelin' To California (LP, Album, TP)||King Records||KSD 1060||US||1969|