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.
His guitar is wonderfully evocative, but then so is his singing; Albert King had one of the finest voices among guitar-toting blues men.
The Wattstax concert was a snapshot of the Black-is-Beautiful movement; an early 70s salve for the wounds caused by the 60s.
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.
From B.B. King to Muddy Waters, these are the 100 greatest blues albums of all-time.
The latest in our series about the great names that built Stax is William Bell, who wrote one of their earliest chapters and one of their most recent.
The great writer-guitarist, with wife Bonnie, made some of the best blues, rock and gospel-flavoured US music of their generation.
The second star-studded edition also featured everyone from Marvin Gaye and Ike & Tina Turner to Joe Cocker and Jethro Tull.
The pioneering Mississippi blues guitarist was known as one of the "Kings of the Blues" as well as "The Velvet Bulldozer."
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.