The Four Kings

There are four kings of the blues: B.B. King, the perennial favorite; Freddie King, a vastly underappreciated guitarist who died far too young; Earl King, and Albert King, who established himself with a fabulous album, Born Under a Bad Sign.

I think everyone knows B.B. King.  Or knows of him anyway.  If you don’t, you are sorely missing out.

Freddie King never gained the fame he deserved.  The first time I heard this song, I went home and listened to it on repeat for about an hour straight.

Albert King is a new discovery for me, one I am looking forward to getting to know better, much better.

Earl King was a landmark artist especially for New Orleans audiences and made his fame as a songwriter as well as a performer.

All hail to the Kings.


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