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Albert King - 1967 - Born Under A Bad Sign


One of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with B. B. King and Freddie King), Albert King stood 6' 4" (192 cm) and weighed 250 lbs (118 kg) and was known as "The Velvet Bulldozer". He was born Albert Nelson on a cotton plantation in Indianola, Mississippi. During his childhood he would sing at a family gospel group at a church. One of 13 children, King grew up picking cotton on plantations near Forrest City, Arkansas  where the family moved when he was eight. He began his professional work as a musician with a group called In The Groove Boys in Osceola, Arkansas. He also briefly played drums for Jimmy Reed's band and on several early Reed recordings. Influenced by blues musicians Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lonnie Johnson, but also interestingly Hawaiian music, the electric guitar became his signature instrument, his preference being the Gibson Flying V, which he named "Lucy". Born Under a Bad Sign is a blues album recorded between 1966 and 1967, and released in 1967 by Stax Records. This was the first album Albert King recorded on Stax, and the title song became a blues standard.

01 - Born Under A Bad Sign
02 - Crosscut Saw
03 - Kansas City
04 - Oh, Pretty Woman
05 - Down Don't Bother Me
06 - The Hunter
07 - (When I Lost My Baby) I Almost Lost My Mind
08 - Personal Manager
09 - Laundromat Blues
10 - As The Years Go Passing By
11 - The Very Thought Of You

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