Albert King was a highly influential American blues guitarist and singer.
Albert King's third studio album for Stax Records was an unusual concept - a leading electric blues artist covering Elvis Presley's best-known hits. Blues For Elvis - King Does The King's Things was produced by Al Jackson, Jr. and Donald 'Duck' Dunn, both of the Stax house band Booker T. & The MGs. However it wasn't the MGs that backed King this time round, the instrumental support instead coming from Marvell Thomas (keyboards), James Alexander (bass) and Willie Hall (drums), plus of course The Memphis Horns.
The covers came off well, often being far removed from the originals in style, the set as a whole still having the funky electric blues sound King had made his own. The one song that was furthest removed from the blues and saw King singing at his most tender was, appropriately, "Love Me Tender".
Years Gone By (1969) <|> Lovejoy (1971)
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