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Albert King

Albert King, one of the most influential bluesmen in history, singlehandedly ushered blues into the modern era by combining his direct, urgent Mississippi blues style with contemporary soul rhythms, continually redefining the state of the genre. During his nine years on the label, the prolific artist released dozens of innovative hits and influenced many of the biggest rock stars of the 60s and 70s, including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. This album includes such classics as "Crosscut Saw," "Born Under a Bad Sign," and "Breaking Up Somebody’s Home". This collection highlights one of the most influential bluesmen in history, Albert King, who single-handedly ushered blues into the modern era by combining his direct, urgent Mississippi blues style with contemporary soul rhythms, continually redefining the state of the genre. During his nine years on the label, the prolific artist released dozens of innovative hits and became one of the few blues artists to break through to the young, white rock crowd, influencing many of the biggest rock stars of the 60s and 70s, including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. This album includes such classics as "Crosscut Saw," "Born Under a Bad Sign," and "Breaking Up Somebody’s Home."

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TRACK LISTING:

  1. Born Under A Bad Sign
  2. The Sky Is Crying
  3. I’ll Play the Blues For You (Part 1)
  4. That’s What the Blues is All About
  5. Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
  6. Crosscut Saw
  7. Can’t You See What You’re Doing to Me
  8. Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
  9. Blues Power (live)
  10. The Hunter
  11. Don’t Turn Your Heater Down
  12. Travelin’ Man