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King of the Blues - Sheet music Albert King
Albert King (April 25, 1923 - December 21, 1992) was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in May 2013.
One of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with B.B. King and Freddie King), Albert King stood 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), some reports say 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and weighed 250 pounds (110 kg) and was known as "The Velvet Bulldozer".
He was born Albert King Nelson, on a cotton plantation in Indianola, Mississippi. During his childhood he would sing at a family gospel group at a church where his father played the guitar. One of 13 children, King grew up picking cotton on plantations near Forrest City, Arkansas, where the family moved when he was eight.
King died on December 21, 1992, from a heart attack in his Memphis, Tennessee home. His final concert had been in Los Angeles two days earlier. He was given a funeral procession with the Memphis Horns playing "When The Saints Go Marching In - Download MP3" and buried in Paradise Gardens Cemetery in Edmondson, Arkansas near his childhood home. B.B. King eulogized him by stating: "Albert wasn't my brother in blood, but he was my brother in blues."
On December 11, 2012, it was announced that King would be posthumously inducted into the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer, and Booker T Jones performed King's "Born Under A Bad Sign - Download MP3" at the induction ceremony.
King also has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame
Albert King Guitar Play-Along
Guitar Play-Along Volume 177. By Albert King. Guitar Play-Along. Softcover with CD. With guitar tablature. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.123271). With guitar tablature.
The Guitar Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the CD to hear how the guitar should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio CD is playable on any CD player. For PC and Mac computer users, the CD is enhanced so you can adjust the recording to any tempo without changing pitch!
Albert King (DVD)
A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of a Blues and Soul Legend. By Albert King. Hal Leonard Guitar Signature Licks DVD. Blues. Instructional video: DVD. Duration 1h19m. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.320368).
Associate editor of Guitar World, Andy Aledort discusses and demonstrates the unique guitar solos of this blues giant! Features lessons and tips on re-creating the Albert King style through an in-depth analysis of 8 tunes, including Born Under a Bad Sign - lyrics, I Wanna Get Funky, Laundromat Blues and more.
The Essential Albert King
A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of a Blues and Soul Legend. By Albert King. Hal Leonard Guitar Signature Licks. Blues and Instructional. Instructional book and examples CD. With introductory text, instructional text, musical examples, standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, guitar notation legend, vocal melody and lyrics. 88 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695713).
Ain't Nothing You Can Do
With introductory text, instructional text, musical examples, standard guitar notation, guitar tablature, guitar notation legend, vocal melody and lyrics. Blues and Instructional. 9x12 inches.
Learn the trademark riffs and solos of this blues King! Provides in-depth analysis of 12 songs, including Angel of Mercy - Download MP3, Born Under a Bad Sign, Laundromat Blues and more. CD features full demonstrations.
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Lyrics Albert King
Angel Of Mercy
A Real Good Sign
As The Years Go Passing By
Born Under A Bad Sign
Cadillac Assembly Line
Call My Job
Cold Women With Warm Hearts
Down Dont Bother Me
I Get Evil
Oh Pretty Woman
Rub My Back
Running Out Of Steam
The Very Thought Of You
Albert King - In Session
Item Number: HL.124869. ISBN 1480370681. With guitar tablature. 9x12 inches.
Electric Blues Guitar
Notes and tab for seven tracks off the collaborative album from these two blues legends: Ask Me No Questions - Blues at Sunrise - Don't Lie to Me - Match Box Blues - Overall Junction - Pride and Joy - Download MP3 - (They Call It) Stormy Monday (Stormy Monday Blues).
Crosscut Saw Albert King Sheet music
Piano, voice, and guitar (chords only). By Albert King and Eric Clapton. Blues; Pop; Rock; Soul. 4 pages. Published by Hal Leonard - Digital Sheet Music
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