The King of Kings

by Tony Shea on April 26, 2013



Albert King

This week marked the birthday of blues great Albert King. One of the great badass guitar players in history, as well as one of the “Three Kings” of the blues, along with BB and Freddie, all no relation, Albert King was known as the “velvet bulldozer.” Standing 6’4” and weighing 250 pounds, Albert King sweated his way through live shows like he was standing in the rain, wailing on his signature Flying “V” guitar, and inspiring a number of notable devotees including: Stevie Ray Vaughn and fellow lefty, Jimi Hendrix. Albert King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the class of 2013. The induction ceremony will be presented on HBO on Saturday, May 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

3 from Albert King:

Here two legends, Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan go head to head.

Blues Power

Killing Floor

Tony Shea ( Editor-in-Chief, New York)

Tony Shea is based in New York, having recently moved from Los Angeles after more than a decade on the sunny coast. His short films have won numerous awards and screened at major festivals around the world including Comic-Con. As a musician, he is the lead singer for Los Angeles rock n’ roll band Candygram For Mongo (C4M) who has been a featured artist on Clear Channel Radio’s Discover New Music Program and whose songs have been heard on Battlestar Gallactica (Syfy Channel) and Unhitched (Fox) among other shows and films.

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