Albert King was an American blues guitarist and singer. One of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with B. B. King and Freddie King), Albert King stood 6' 4" (192 cm) (some reports say 6' 7") 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".
01 Get Out Of My Life Woman 02 Born Under A Bad Sign 03 The Feeling 04 We All Wanna Boogie 05 The Very Thought of You 06 I Got the Blues 07 I Get Evil 08 Angel of Mercy 09 Flat Tire 10 California 11 Searchin' for a Woman 12 Bad Luck Blues 13 Wild Woman 14 Be on Your Merry Way 15 Murder 16 Howlin' For My Darlin' 17 Won't Be Hangin' Around