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Your favorite "King of the blues"

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Three choices: Albert, B.B. and Freddie. I have to go with Albert. Listen to the following albums for the reason why: Born Under a Bad Sign and In Session (the latter with Stevie Ray Vaughan).
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Junior Kimbrough
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I went with Freddie. It was a tough call, and I could have gone Albert. Freddie had the perfect guitar tone, and that pushed him over the top. As a guitar player, I have chased that sound for years.
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Blind Old Willie Witherspoon
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the Hound just featured Freddie on hos blog: http://thehoundblog.blogspot.com/200...ddie-king.html
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Definitely Freddie. BB is great, but -- dare I say it? -- overrated.
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Rodney King was king of getting whupped by guys in blue.
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Not much of a blues fan, but I'm a big fan of all three Kings. Freddie is my favorite. I learned how to play guitar by listening to his albums, and I also have a great childhood memory of seeing a poster advertising Freddie's concert at a local university.
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Freddie and Albert King. But Hound Dog Taylor has been a fave for the last few years too.
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Definitely Freddie. BB is great, but -- dare I say it? -- overrated.
I think he's under appreciated. To most people, he's just the blues guy with the most recognizable name, but what makes him spectacular is subtle and generally glossed over by non-players. It was a toss-up between B.B. and Albert for me. I just love Albert with his monster bends and his cut-through steel tone. I figured B.B. would be getting his fair share of votes anyways, but I guess not.
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Freddie and Albert King. But Hound Dog Taylor has been a fave for the last few years too.

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I read he got very drunk one night and tried to cut off his 6th finger but didn't do it.
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B.B. for me. I think that on recordings, they're all almost exactly equal. But seeing BB live just puts him over the edge for me. That concert was incredible.
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I'm really impressed that there are so many Freddie King fans on the forum. I really thought this thread was going to be Albert vs. B.B.

'Big Legged Woman' live is fantastic.

BB is great too; I saw him once in Montreal, and once in Vancouver. What a showman!

Albert is no slouch either, by the way.
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I'm really impressed that there are so many Freddie King fans on the forum. I really thought this thread was going to be Albert vs. B.B.

'Big Legged Woman' live is fantastic.

BB is great too; I saw him once in Montreal, and once in Vancouver. What a showman!

Albert is no slouch either, by the way.

Thanks so much for this. I appreciate the effort. It really helps a lot.
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