Albert King - Live Wire / Blues Power (1968)

Albert King was a highly influential American blues guitarist and singer.

In the late 60s Albert King, by then well into his forties, found himself a new wider audience. He was no longer just playing in small clubs to blues devotees, but also to much larger crowds of young (mostly white) rock & roll fans. His second album for Stax Records was a live one, recorded at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco (his first headlining gig there), and produced by Al Jackson of Booker T. & The MGs (who had backed King on his Stax singles). Filling in for the MGs as King's backing band were Willie James Exon (guitar), James Washington (organ), Roosevelt Pointer (bass) and Theotis Morgan (drums).
The result was a fantastic album of live blues, showing Albert King to be a master who had the white kids truly under his spell.

Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) <|> Years Gone By (1969)
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