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‘He’d never really had a lot of success’: A move to Stax finally sparked Albert King’s career

‘He’d never really had a lot of success’: A move to Stax finally sparked Albert King’s career

By the time Albert King recorded his debut album for Stax, he was anything but the new kid on the block. In fact, the scorching blues guitarist had been around for ages, but somehow he’d never quite broken through. That changed in the blink of an eye with his 1967 release Born Under a Bad Sign

Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (1967; 2013 reissue)

Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (1967; 2013 reissue)

Playing an upside down Gibson Flying V, Albert King set about turning everything you thought you knew about the blues, about rock, and certainly about the left-handed guitarist himself on its head with this stunning Stax release.

Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship’s “Count on Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Jane,” “No Way Out”: Gimme Five

Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship’s “Count on Me,” “Find Your Way Back,” “Jane,” “No Way Out”: Gimme Five

Craig Chaquico joins us to talk about key moments from Jefferson Starship and his solo career, including his take on the Albert King-via-Cream classic “Born Under a Bad Sign” from the guitarist’s newly released debut for Blind Pig. We also touch on memorable hits like 1978’s “Count On Me,” 1979’s “Jane,” 1984’s “No Way Out” and his 1994 remake ofRead More

New reissue of Albert King's classic I'll Play the Blues for You uncovers four new tracks

In 1972, Albert King joined forces with some of the leading figures in the legendary Stax soul sound to create one of his most celebrated releases

Jeff Golub Band, featuring Henry Butler – The Three Kings (2011)

Jeff Golub, a longtime sideman with Rod Stewart and Billy Squier, has compiled the expected all-star amalgam in this tribute to the blues stylings of The Three Kings — Albert, B.B. and Freddie.

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