Albert King

Albert King - The Best Of Albert King (1986)  Music

Posted by SuniR at Nov. 1, 2016
Albert King - The Best Of Albert King (1986)

Albert King - The Best Of Albert King (1986)
EAC | FLAC (log,image+cue) -> 376 Mb (5% Rec.) | Mp3 CBR320 Kbps -> 147 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Blues | Label: Stax, FCD-60-005 | 1986 | 01:02:35

Albert King is truly a "King of the Blues," although he doesn't hold that title. 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 cliche, Albert King never does he's had his own style and unique tone from the beginning.

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) [MFSL UDCD 577]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 1, 2016
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) [MFSL UDCD 577]

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 577 | ~ 188 or 84 Mb | Covers(jpg) Included
Rock, Delta Blues, Blues

Albert King recorded a lot in the early '60s, including some classic sides, but they never quite hit the mark. They never gained a large audience, nor did they really capture the ferocity of his single-string leads. Then he signed with Stax in 1966 and recorded a number of sessions with the house band, Booker T. & the MG's, and everything just clicked…
Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)

Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King - We Three Kings Of Blues Guitar (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Modern Electric Blues, R&B | Label: Fuel | # 302 061 993 2 | Time: 00:50:40

Curious, isn't it, how some of the greatest guitarists in post-war Blues history all shared the same regal surname? And entirely fitting. Freddie, Albert, and Earl King royally ruled the Blues kingdom with their brilliant innovations and seminal licks. All of them greatly impacted the Rock field as well. Eric Clapton cites Freddie as a major influence, while Stevie Ray Vaughan was an Albert acolyte. Jimi Hendrix did a dynamite version of Earl's 'Let The Good Times Roll.' These three kings of the electric Blues guitar played a mammoth role in defining the sound of post-war Blues guitar. Their influence remains monumental to this day.

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)  

Posted by Designol at May 21, 2015
Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)

Albert King - More Big Blues (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues, Soul-Blues | Label: Ace Records | # CDCHD 827 | Time: 01:02:25

All of King's recordings for the Bobbin label are on this 22-track disc, including everything from his 1959-1963 singles for the label and previously unissued alternate takes of "Why Are You So Mean to Me," "The Time Has Come," and the previously unissued "Blues at Sunrise." While these are decent journeyman urban blues/R&B, they're not up to the level of his subsequent recordings for Stax. Albert King just sounds too much like the records another King – B.B. King, that is – was making during the same era. There are similar horn arrangements and alternation of stinging guitar with smooth, confident vocal phrasing. It's a tribute to Albert King's abilities, in a way, that it does sound confident, and not the work of an imitator, despite the similarities.
Albert King - King Of The Blues Guitar (1969/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Albert King - King Of The Blues Guitar (1969/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 34:13 minutes | 767 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The cream of the crop of the blues legend's acclaimed '60s Stax Records work. King of the Blues Guitar is a compilation disc by blues guitarist and vocalist, Albert King. The album includes, "Born Under A Bad Sign", "Oh, Pretty Woman", and "The Very Thought of You".

Albert King - Roadhouse Blues (2013)  

Posted by DjangoTiger at Jan. 27, 2014
Albert King - Roadhouse Blues (2013)

Albert King - Roadhouse Blues (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 50:33 | 122,43 MB
Genre: Blues, Soul, Funky | Label: Concord Music Group

A collection of Albert King's recordings for Stax, Roadhouse Blues doesn't quite live up to its title, as it isn't down and dirty like the blues played at an out-of-the-way juke joint. Instead, this is slick, funky soul-blues that emphasizes the blues somewhat but certainly has a bit of the slick, keyboard-and-horn-fueled funkiness of the '70s. There are a couple of oddities here – a version of "Killing Floor" that has a vocal, a live version of "Match Box Blues" from Wattstax – but this is best thought of as a nice sampler of Albert King's somewhat unheard and definitely underrated early-'70s work.

Albert King - The Tomato Years (1994)  

Posted by countryfreak at July 25, 2013
Albert King - The Tomato Years (1994)

Albert King - The Tomato Years (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 503 MB
Genre: Blues/R&B/Soul-Blues | Label: Tomato/Rhino | Release Date: January 4, 1994 | Catalog Number: 71623
Hoster: Uploaded + DepositFiles | RAR 5% Rec.

Albert King enjoyed an erratic but memorable reign at Tomato in the 1970s. The label aimed to continue the success King had enjoyed at Stax mixing blues backing and vocals with pop/soul arrangements and lyrics……
Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session (1999) [Reissue 2003] PS3 ISO+FLAC {RE-UP}

Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session (1999) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:53 minutes | Scans included | 2,06 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,33 GB

Recorded in December 1983, In Session captures an in-concert jam between Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, the latter of whom had become the hot blues guitarist of the year thanks to his debut Texas Flood, as well as his work on David Bowie's hit Let's Dance. Vaughan may have been the new news, but King was not suffering, either. He had a world-class supporting band and was playing as well as he ever had. In other words, the stage was set for a fiery, exciting concert and that's exactly what they delivered. Vaughan was clearly influenced by King – there are King licks all over his first two recorded efforts, and it was an influence that stayed with him to the end – and he was unafraid to go toe-to-toe with his idol. King must have been impressed, since In Session never devolves into a mere cutting contest. Instead, each musicians spurs the other to greater heights. For aficionados of either guitarist, that means the album isn't just worth a listen – it means that it's a record that sounds as exciting on each subsequent listen as does the first time through.
Albert King - I'm In A Phone Booth, Baby (1984) Remastered 1991

Albert King - I'm In A Phone Booth, Baby (1984) Remastered 1991
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 104 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Blues | Label: Stax | # SCD-8560-2 (F-9633) | Time: 00:38:17 | Scans included

Albert King kept threatening to retire during the last decade of his life, yet he continued spreading his blues-power sound to audiences of every persuasion around the globe right up until a massive heart attack killed him in Memphis on December 21, 1992. King did, however, stop making records, and this January 1984 recording, cut for Fantasy Records in Berkeley, California, was his very last album. Backed by his road rhythm section and legendary Phil Spector session saxophonist Steve Douglas, King kept one foot in the Mississippi Delta with a couple of Elmore James classics ("Dust My Broom," "The Sky Is Cryin'), and the other in contemporary material by such then-little-known writers as Doug MacLeod ("Your Bread Ain't Done") and Robert Cray ("Phone Booth"). Digitally remastered by George Horn (1991, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley).
Albert King - Crosscut Saw: Albert King In San Francisco (1983) CD issue 1992

Albert King - Crosscut Saw: Albert King In San Francisco (1983) CD issue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 113 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Blues | Label: Ace Records | # CDSXE 076 | Time: 00:47:12 | Scans ~ 94 Mb

Crosscut Saw reissues Albert King's 1983 album San Francisco '83 (a studio album, not a live one), adding two previously unreleased cuts. His first new release in five years, it wasn't one of King's better records – but it did represent a return to a basic five-piece sound, an improvement upon his over-produced outings of the late '70s.