The Best Of Albert King

Albert King

The Best Of Albert King
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    1. I'll Play The Blues For You (Parts 1 And 2) 7:21
    2. Killing Floor 3:08
    3. Honky Tonk Women 3:59
    4. The Sky Is Crying 4:09
    5. Breaking Up Somebody's Home 3:39
    6. Hound Dog 4:03
    7. That's What The Blues Is All About 3:54
    8. Angel Of Mercy 4:15
    9. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven 3:45
    10. Can't You See What You're Doing To Me 3:38
    11. Answer To The Laundromat Blues 4:40
    12. I Wanna Get Funky 4:08
    13. Blues Power 10:17

Albert King's groundbreaking soul-imbued recordings for Stax between 1966 and '74 defined the state of modern blues during that period and had a vast and lasting impact on guitar players on both sides of the Atlantic. Not only did his unique style alter the approaches of such already established blues stylists as Otis Rush and Albert Collins, but it had a tremendous influence on younger musicians like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Recorded between 1968 and '73, both in the studio and in person, these 13 tracks are among the most popular and frequently requested performances of King's stellar career.

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