Albert King I Wanna Get Funky
Add to Wishlist. Listen to this album and millions more. First month free. I Wanna Get Funky is the eighth studio album by Albert King, covering various blues tunes with funk overtones, by Albert King, recorded in and released in Reviews Review Policy.
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King's eighteenth studio album. On this album B. King mixed elements of blues and rock music. Producer Bill Szymczyk decided to follow up on the success of the hit "The Thrill Is Gone" by matching King with a musical all-star cast.
The result was one of King's most critically acclaimed albums and one of the most highly regarded blues crossover albums of all time. He started using the name Albert King in as an attempt to be associated with B.
King's brother. King's guitar was named Lucille. King later said: "He called his guitar 'Lucy,' and for a while he went around saying he Albert King I Wanna Get Funky my brother. That bothered me until I got to know him and realized he was right; he wasn't my brother in blood, but he sure was my brother in the blues. According to King, his father left the family when Albert was five, and when he was eight he moved with his mother, Mary Blevins, and two sisters to Albert King I Wanna Get Funky area near Forrest City, Arkansas.
He made his first guitar out of a cigar box, a piece of a bush, and a strand of broom wire. He picked cotton, drove a bulldozer, worked in construction, and held other jobs The Modern Tropical Quintet Gamboa A Flor Que O Tempo Guardou he was able to support himself as a musician.
King began his professional work as a musician with a group called the Groove Boys in Osceola, Arkansas. InAlbert King I Wanna Get Funky moved north to Gary, Indiana where he briefly played drums in Jimmy Reed 's band and on several of Reed's early recordings. Inhe moved to Brooklyn, Illinoisjust across the river from St. Louis, and formed a new band. King left Bobbin in late and recorded one session for King Records. InHe signed with jazz artist Leo Gooden's Coun-Tree label and cut two records for them, but these failed to chart.
With no apparent career prospects other than touring the club circuit in the South and Midwest, King moved to Memphiswhere he signed with the Stax record label.
Albert King I Wanna Get Funky production of Albert King I Wanna Get Funky songs was sparse and clean and maintained a traditional blues sound while also sounding fresh and thoroughly contemporary.
InKing performed live with the St. Louis Symphony Walter Rizzati House By The Cemetery. That same year, he released the album Years Gone By. It was a collection of Presley's s hits reworked and re-imagined in King's musical style, although critics felt the results were mixed. Recordings of this performance were released in by Rhino Records as Live in Vancouver InKing's career took a turn downward when Stax Records filed for bankruptcy, after which he moved to the small Utopia label.
His next two albums, Albert and Truckload of Lovin'devolved into generic s pop music. His third album for Utopia, King Albertwhile somewhat more subdued, still lacked any standout material, and King's guitar took a backseat to the background instruments.
This led to her touring with King in the Deep South in the s. King took a four-year break from recording after the disappointing sales of his albums in the late s. During this period, he re-embraced his roots as a blues artist and abandoned any arrangements except straight bar guitar, bass, drums, and piano. King's health problems led him to consider retirement in the s, but he continued regular tours and appearances at blues festivals, using a customized Greyhound tour Albert King I Wanna Get Funky with "I'll Play The Blues For You" painted on the side.
At the time of his death, he was planning a tour with B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland. One just pushed the others. King died Albert King I Wanna Get Funky a heart attack on December 21,in his Memphis home.
King was survived by his wife, Glendle; two daughters, Evelyn Smith and Gloria Randolph; a son, Donald Randolph; a sister, Elvie Wells; 8 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. King's first instrument was a diddley bow. Next, he built himself a cigar box guitarand eventually he bought a Guild acoustic guitar. The instrument he is usually associated with is a Gibson Flying V.
This guitar was recently sold by Gruhn's guitar  to an unknown collector. King was left-handed, but usually played right-handed guitars flipped over upside-down. He was born Albert Nelson on a cotton plantation in Indianola, Mississippi.
During his childhood he would sing at a family gospel group at a church. One of 13 children, King grew up picking cotton on plantations near Forrest City, Arkansas where the family moved when he was eight years old.
He beg… read more. Albert King April 25, — December 21, was an American blues guitarist and singer. King and Freddie King… read more. Harry Manfredini Friday The 13th Part II and Freddie KingAlbert King stood 6' 4", weighed … read more.
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