Thursday, January 14, 2016

'You're Gonna Need Me' - Albert King

Albert King is one of the leading staples of blues music; his guitar prowess and soulful vibe led to many players, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, to take King as a mentor.

In 1969 he released 'You're Gonna Need Me', and while it's your cold standard 12-bar blues, he was at this phase in his career experimenting with soul; indeed, his 1972 album "I'll Play the Blues For You" featured members of Issac Hayes' band and the funk band Bar-Keys, and was a very soul/funk trip.

His guitar playing shines here as usual, in his unique reverse guitar style.

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