The Best of Albert King (Remastered)
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||I'll Play the Blues for You||Albert King||7:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Killing Floor||Albert King||3:05||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Honky Tonk Woman||Albert King||3:58||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||The Sky Is Crying||Albert King||4:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Breaking Up Somebody's Home (Edit)||Albert King||3:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Hound Dog||Albert King||4:03||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||That's What the Blues Is All About||Albert King||3:53||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Angel of Mercy||Albert King||4:20||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven||Albert King||4:19||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Can't You See What You're Doing to Me||Albert King||4:15||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Answer to the Laundromat Blues||Albert King||4:35||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Wanna Get Funky||Albert King||4:08||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Blues Power (Live)||Albert King||10:16||Album Only||View In iTunes|
"The best of Albert King"? More like the best material that he happened to record for Stax between 1968 and 1973. Even that's debatable, the 13 tracks including covers such as "Honky Tonk Woman," "Sky Is Crying," and "Hound Dog." It does present a reasonable cross-section of his soul-inflected work of the period, drawing from over a half-dozen LPs and a couple of singles, though you might be as well or better off with his more focused individual titles. And for the true "best of Albert King," Rhino's Ultimate Collection remains the hands-down winner.
The late Albert King is probably one of the greatest blues singers and guitar players of all times. For those who love the blues, this is a must have, especially "I'll play the Blues for you", "Blues Power" and "Breaking up somebody's home". The unique sound of Albert is created with his Gibson "flying V" guitar played as a leftie even though it was strung for a rightie and his personal way of plucking the string with the thumb. For those who play the guitar and are serious about it, playing the Blues is fundamental (you already know that if you are a serious player.) Albert King is one of the masters who need to be studied seriously (with others like B.B. King, Eric Claption, Jimi Hendrix.) If you want to really appreciate his music, I recommend you listen to it late at night, in the dark. Close your eyes and let Albert take you to some special place with his guitar played in G blues and his deep voice...
I'll Play The Blues For You — just about the best ninety nine cents you are ever going to spend!
Born: April 25, 1923 in Indianola, MS
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s