I've never considered myself a blues fan. Heck, I've never taken the time to learn fancy turnarounds or blues inversions. My style of playing is simply not all that based on the blues. However, I've been listening to Born Under a Bad Sign by Albert King, and this has to be one of the greatest vocal and guitar performances ever put on record. This album has soul. SRV's playing seems to have been enormously influenced by Albert King. Hail to the King!