Michael passed away suddenly January 21, he was only 33 years old. Look for Kilborn to have some special guests subbing for Andy in his absence. Killarney Urbana formerly the Wyndham Garden Doors open at 6pm, program 7 - 9pm. You can make a payment through Paypal or your credit card. All donations go to his family. Can't make it to the Celebration of Life for Abraham? Here's your chance to make a contribution to his family. We are heartbroken. Shows don't get much cooler than this! How about a Blues Cruise through the North Sea?
Our good friend Jackie Scott will not be able to fly from her home in Virginia due to the approaching hurricane. We had planned to do shows with Jackie on Friday and Saturday September 14th and 15th. We'll reschedule a midwest appearance with Jackie soon. In the mean time everyone stay safe!
A couple of our best friends are returning to the area and joining us for some special shows. Don't miss these shows! Race St. Don't miss On A Train - Mid-West Blues - Mid-West Blues (CD event! For much of this tour we will be joined by former Joe Cocker tour drummer John Parry. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Articles Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. Advanced Search. Track Listing. To retain his popular appeal, King eagerly embraced the new sound of funk. InKing's career took a turn downward when Stax Records filed for bankruptcy, after which he moved to the small Utopia label.
His next two albums, Albert and Truckload of Lovin'devolved into generic s pop music. His third album for Utopia, King Albertwhile somewhat more subdued, still lacked any standout material, and King's guitar took a backseat to the background instruments. This led to her On A Train - Mid-West Blues - Mid-West Blues (CD with King in the Deep South in the s. King took a four-year break from recording after the disappointing sales of his albums in the late s.
During this period, he re-embraced his roots Album) a blues artist and abandoned any arrangements except straight bar guitar, bass, drums, and piano. King's health problems led him to consider retirement in the s, but he continued regular tours and appearances at blues festivals, using a customized Greyhound tour bus with "I'll Play The Blues For You" painted on the side. At the time of his death, he was planning a tour with B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland. One just pushed the others.
King died of a heart attack on December 21,in his Memphis home. King was survived by his wife, Glendle; two daughters, Evelyn Smith and On A Train - Mid-West Blues - Mid-West Blues (CD Randolph; a son, Donald Randolph; a sister, Elvie Wells; 8 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. King's first instrument was a diddley bow. Next, he built himself a cigar box guitarand eventually he bought a Guild acoustic guitar. The instrument he is usually associated with is a Gibson Flying V.
This guitar was recently sold by Gruhn's guitar  to an unknown collector. King was left-handed, but usually played right-handed guitars flipped over upside-down. The lighter-gauge strings, and lower string tension of the dropped tuning, were factors in King's string-bending technique.
For amplification, King used a solid-state Acoustic amplifier, with a speaker cabinet containing two inch speakers and a horn "which may or may not have been operative". Later in his career he also used an MXR Phase He also influenced his contemporaries Albert Collins and Otis Rush. He was often cited by Stevie Ray Vaughan as having been his greatest influence.
Eric Clapton has said that his work on the Cream hit " Strange Brew " and throughout the album Disraeli Gears was inspired by King. Over the course of his career, King was nominated for two Grammy awards. InKing was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
King received a On A Train - Mid-West Blues - Mid-West Blues (CD on the St. Louis Walk of Album) in King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in King was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from King Albert album.
American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. For other people named Albert King, see Albert King disambiguation. Blues soul blues. Musician songwriter producer. Bobbin King Stax Atlantic. Jimmy Reed B. King Freddie King Booker T. Musical artist. Main article: Albert King discography. Encyclopedia of Arkansas.
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