What was the name of the electric Blues guitarist who was born on this day, April 25, in the year of 1923, in Indianola, Mississippi?
Hint #1: He played a standard-issue, Gibson Flying V electric guitar – which he named “Lucy” – left-handed and thus, upside-down.
Hint #2: In the All Music Guide to Popular Music (4th Edition), Daniel Erlewine & Stephen Thomas Erlewine write about this musician that: “His style is immediately distinguishable from all other Blues guitarists, and he’s one of the most important Blues players to ever pick up the electric guitar.”
Hint #3: I wrote about him in my archived blog post of April 25, 2010.
Well, Albert King of course! One of the “three kings” of the Blues.
Yep, Albert King, the “inventor of Blues Power”…. 🙂
Not long ago I caught a show on PBS with Albert and Stevie Ray playing in a studio with a couple of studio musicians as backup. If you’ve not seen it and get a chance to, don’t miss it….