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Album Review

King cranked out this solid, if typical, album for the Stax label after the success of Born Under a Bad Sign. With Booker T. drummer Al Jackson producing, the set includes such staples as "You Threw Your Love on Me Too Strong," "Wrapped up in Love Again," and a powerful version of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor." For fans of King's guitar work, the inclusion of the instrumental workouts on "You Don't Love Me" and "Drowning on Dry Land" are a special bonus. Not an essential Albert King album, but one of his good ones.

Customer Reviews

Good Album But...

The album is great but the tracks on iTunes cut off the first couple seconds of each song. Hopefully they fix this. You can tell something isn't right because the songs kinda jump in and sound like they've been cut.

Great album, but.....

1-3 seconds from the beginning of some songs cut off....unacceptable

Albert King's Greatest Record!

"I'll Play the Blues For You" is probably his most accomplished, and his work with Booker T. & the MGs is surely his most popular, but for my money is just doesn't get any better than this one. This is Albert at the top of his game doing what he does best. Albert did more to influence rock guitar than he will ever get credit for. I love B.B. but if I had to take one blues record with me to a deserted island it would be this one.


Born: April 25, 1923 in Indianola, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Albert King is truly a "King of the Blues," although he doesn't hold that title (B.B. does). Along with B.B. and Freddie King, Albert King is one of the major influences on blues and rock guitar players. Without him, modern guitar music would not sound as it does -- his style has influenced both black and white blues players from Otis Rush and Robert Cray to Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's important to note that while almost all modern blues guitarists seldom play for long without falling...
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