Your favorite "King of the blues"

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  1. Connemara

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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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    milosz Senior member

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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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    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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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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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.


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