Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Birthday Albert King!

On this day in 1923, blues guitar legend Albert King was born in Mississippi.

One of the three "kings" of blues, the other two being BB King and Freddie King, Albert King was one of the chief movers of blues music.

Being left handed, he was known for playing a Gibson Flying V (an oddity in the blues world) in a right handed configuration with the heavy strings on the bottom, unlike Hendrix who switched the strings, giving him a voodoo aura. He passed away in 1992.

Wishing Albert a happy birthday; and here's his most famous song, Born Under a Bad Sign, with another blues legend, Stevie Ray Vaughan!

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