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Albert King (feat. Dickey Betts) - The Bottom Line - New York (1976)
Albert King is truly a "King of the Blues," although he doesn't hold that title (B.B. does). Along with B.B. and Freddie King, Albert King
is one of the major influences on blues and rock guitar players.
Without him, modern guitar music would not sound as it does -- his style
has influenced both black and white blues players from Otis Rush and Robert Cray to Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's important to note that while almost all modern blues guitarists seldom play for long without falling into a B.B. King guitar cliché, Albert King never does -- he's had his own style and unique tone from the beginning.
plays guitar left-handed, without re-stringing the guitar from the
right-handed setup; this "upside-down" playing accounts for his
difference in tone, since he pulls down on the same strings that most
players push up on when bending the blues notes. King's
massive tone and totally unique way of squeezing bends out of a guitar
string has had a major impact. Many young white guitarists -- especially
rock & rollers -- have been influenced by King's playing, and many players who emulate his style may never have heard of Albert King,
let alone heard his music. His style is immediately distinguishable
from all other blues guitarists, and he's one of the most important
blues guitarists to ever pick up the electric guitar. (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)
This is an excellent FM broadcast recording featuring Dickey Betts from The Allman Brothers Band ... hey ... let´s jam together !
Personnel: Albert King (guitar, vocals) Dickey Betty guitar on + a bunch of unknown musicians
Tracklist: 01. Intro Jam (King) 5.19 02. Born Under A Bad Sign (Jones/Bell) 6.54 03. Oh Pretty Woman (King) 5.00 04. Blues Power (King) 12. 34 05. Jam (King/Betts) 12.28 06. Crosscut Saw/Closing Jam (Ford/King) 9.46