Albert King

Albert King



Albert Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known professionally as Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer whose playing influenced many other blues guitarists. One of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with B.B. King and Freddie King), he is perhaps best known for the 1967 single "Born Under a Bad Sign".

He was known as "The Velvet Bulldozer" because of his smooth singing and large size—he stood taller than average, with sources reporting 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) or 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), and weighed 250 lb (110 kg)[1]—and also because he drove a bulldozer in one of his day jobs early in his career.

King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in May 2013.



Stax Classics
Stax Classics is an album by musical artist Albert King, released on May 19, 2017.
Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 riots in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles.
Born Under a Bad Sign
Born Under a Bad Sign is the second studio album by Albert King released in 1967.
Born Under a Bad Sign
"Born Under a Bad Sign" is a blues song recorded by American blues singer and guitarist Albert King in 1967.

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