It was there that he began to truly make his name in the club scene there, developing his trademark minimalistic guitar playing on his Flying V guitar and making waves until his fortunes improved with Bobbin Records. One figure who aided in his growth was Syd Nathan , a record executive from Cincinnati who owned a number of labels, most notably King records.
On the Turntable . Rainin' in California . Spirit of Blues . Stax Gold . Blues Giants [K-Tel] . Blues Guitar Masters [Charly] . Essential Blues Guitar . The Doors Box Set . Hard Bargain . Masters of Blues .
Mean Old World: The Blues from to . Stax: Top of the Stax, Vol. The Essential Blues, Vol. Vintage Blues, Vol. Blues Fest: Modern Blues of the '70s . Blues Masters, Vols. Blues Power . Born Under a Bad Sign [Alex] . Heaven's Prisoners . King of the Blues . Live on Memory Lane . Major League 2 .
Ramblin' Man . Roots of Soul, Vol. The Essential Blues [House of Blues] . Blues Brother Soul Sister, Vol. Blues Masters Sampler . Chicago . Funky London . Tomato Years . Blues Masters, Vol.
The Ultimate Collection . Blues Masters: Essential Blues Collection . Live: Charly Blues Masterworks, Vol. The Blues Don't Change . The Soulful Sounds of Stax Vol. Zeppelin Classics . Atlantic Blues [Box] . Masterworks . Roadhouse Blues . Stax Blues Masters: Blue Monday . The Complete Stax-Volt Singles . The Tomato Sampler . Blues Guitar Box .
It's Christmas [Stax] . Stax: Superblues, Vol. Thursday Night in San Francisco . Wednesday Night in San Francisco . Let's Have a Natural Ball .
Birds Can't Row Boats . Blues at Sunrise: Live at Montreux . Down Home Blues Malaco . Jammed Together .
Live at Montreux Blues at Sunrise . Soul Shots, Vol. Memphis Soul Classics . Atlantic Blues: Guitar . The Best of Albert King, Vol. The Best of Booker T. I'm in a Phone Booth, Baby . Laundromat Blues . Truckload Of Lovin' Lyrics. Travelin' Man Lyrics. Guitar Man Lyrics.
Love Shock Lyrics. This Funny Feeling Lyrics. Travelin' to California Lyrics. Personal Manager Lyrics. All The Way Down Lyrics. Ask Me No Questions Lyrics. Old Times Lyrics. At the time, Atlantic was partnered with Stax to release their albums at the national level.
That seemingly insignificant detail of who designed the cover may actually mean that it was Atlantic and not Stax that put together this compilation, or else the artwork would have probably been done in-house at Stax. In fact, the album was released both through Atlantic and Stax. The back cover has what was the standard Stax design at the time, as all of their LPs essentially had the same style back cover, the artist and title in bold at the top, the track listing on left and a short essay on the artist on the right side.
Note that the only picture I could find was of the back of the Atlantic release. The Stax version looks identical, except with the Stax logo instead of the Atlantic logo in the top right hand corner.
I have the Sundazed reissue of Born Under a Bad Sign and it has a second essay on the back by Bill Dahl written in , giving more contextual information on the album, along with a picture of King playing guitar. As someone who lives in Memphis, TN, it is very hard to come by original Stax albums at non-astronomical prices, so I do not own an original copy of the album. However, Sundazed is one of the best reissue labels when it comes to sounding just like the original as they put a lot of care into pressing their vinyl.
Note: All song titles are linked to Youtube clips of the songs. As always, I most recommend buying the vinyl version for best listening experience. If you can get your hands on an original Stax S that is in good condition, then pick it up. If not, the Sundazed vinyl reissue is fine. It may be the quintessential blues recording.
Ya know, when you listen to the lyrics it is actually a really depressing song. Again, it is interesting to hear the Memphis styled sound backing up King on what was a song he had recorded many years earlier. There are great sounding horns on this track. 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 years old. He beg… read more. Albert King April 25, — December 21, was an American blues guitarist and singer. King and Freddie King , … read more. King and Freddie King , Albert King stood 6' 4", weighed … read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am.
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Messages 26, Lolaviola Supporting Member. For tone, try a treble booster. For the bent note phrases, youre on your own! I did watch a youtube with Guthrie Govan where he did variations on the pentatonic scale practice. One of the variations was to bend up to the next note.
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