Albert king albums

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  1. SFT

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    What are his best albums?
     
  2. Marty s Horne

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    I had "King of the Blues Guitar". It had "Born Under a Bad Sign", "Oh Pretty Woman", " I Love Lucy", "Cold Feet", among others.....great album with a lot of his better known songs.
     
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    Born Under A Bad Sign - 1967. Recorded at Stax with Booker T. & the MG's.
     
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    This
     
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    My choice as well.
     
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    Born Under a Bad sign is the only "must have" studio album of his, imho. Not that there wasn't good stuff on some of his others, but still.

    I do think though, that the live Wednesday/Thursday Night in San Francisco discs are required listening as well
     
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    Born Under a Bad Sign, great as it is, is almost entirely a collection of singles.

    For a proper Albert King album, you should think about Live Wire/Blues Power, Years Gone By, I'll Play the Blues for You, Wednesday Night in San Francisco, and Thursday Night in San Francisco.
     
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    Live Wire Blues Power, for live. Outstanding album!

    I'm also quite fond of "Blues for Elvis". A brilliant concept with tons of funky soul.

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    Not a full album or his best known works but the tracks on the Door To Door album are all spectacular.
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    For a proper Albert King album, you should think about Live Wire/Blues Power, Years Gone By, I'll Play the Blues for You, Wednesday Night in San Francisco, and Thursday Night in San Francisco.[/QUOTE]

    All of these.
     
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    Live Wire/Blues Power is the first that comes to mind. King of the Blues Guitar and Born Under a Bad Sign aint too shabby, either.
     
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    You can's go wrong with Born On A Bad Sign. It's a classic for sure, with the MGs backing king.

    However, these three are the ones I listen to most; hard to pick the "best".


     
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    Cool album. I believe Rory Gallagher sits in on "As The Years Go Passing By".
     
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    Live Wire/ Blues Power...just smokin' And that voice...the Velvet Bulldozer.
     
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    Wednesday Night in San Francisco, Thursday Night in San Francisco are indeed phenomenal. AK's most blistering stuff, for my money, was on a live disc (Chicago 1977), a split with John Lee Hooker (of all people), called I'll Play the Blues for You (on Tomato). But it is hard to go wrong with Albert (except maybe for the sides John Mayall produced, blecch).
     
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    My favorite is "I'll play the blues for you " followed by "Live wire/Blues Power",I also recommend "The Big Blues" and "I wanna get funky", superb singing on the first and great guitar playing on the latter.
     
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    Lots of good ones have been mentioned. I have this one and like it. It swings...

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