His guitar is wonderfully evocative, but then so is his singing; Albert King had one of the finest voices among guitar-toting blues men.
From Muddy Waters to B.B. King and Koko Taylor to Shemekia Copeland, discover the records that made it onto our list of the best blues albums ever.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
The blues master's 1969 album had him working with the combined might of Booker T and the MGs.
The last in our Stax interview series is on a lady who has been part of the fabric of the famous Memphis institution for more than half a century.
A classic example of Stax blues, the ‘King Of The Blues Guitar’ album is a go-to for those seeking to acquaint themselves with Albert King.
Gary's death at just 58, on February 6, 2011, came as a great shock, but he left a legacy of nearly 40 years of work.
Two of Moore’s American blues guitar heroes, Albert King and Albert Collins, were also on the guest list for the gold-certified 'Still Got The Blues.'
Louis Armstrong, Labelle and Jackson Browne are also represented this year.
The highly distinctive Flying V guitar was trademarked by Gibson on January 6, 1958.
Unlike pop stars, most blues artists have never been obsessed with image. But there are still some great blues album covers out there.
There’s not a blues guitarist that has not copped Albert King’s licks and fallen under his spell.
If you haven’t heard Albert King’s ‘Born Under A Bad Sign’, it’s time for a change of luck. Go ahead, listen. It’ll make your day.
The pioneering Mississippi blues guitarist was known as one of the "Kings of the Blues" as well as "The Velvet Bulldozer."
The collection is part of Craft's 'Made In Memphis' campaign and features many of Stax's biggest stars and songs of the era, such as Eddie Floyd, the Staple Singers and Albert King.