Happy Birthday to one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” along with B. B. King and Freddie King, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Albert King[/lastfm] was known as “The Velvet Bulldozer”. He would have been 88 today. He was an influential blues guitarist who was emulated by some of the best in the business. Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson, and later Gary Moore and Stevie Ray Vaughan (“Criminal World”, on David Bowie’s 1983 release Let’s Dance, features a guitar solo copied note-for-note from his hero Albert King by young session musician Stevie Ray Vaughan). In 1976 Albert wrote a song called “Workin’ on the Cadillac Assembly LIne” about a guy who moves to Detroit to find work.
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