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A biography of Albert King (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992) Albert king, also known as 'The Velvet Bulldozer', is one of the three kings of the blues guitar along with B.B. King and Freddie King. King was a large man, weighing more than 250 pounds and standing at 6ft4, he had a presence that is big and superior hence the name 'Velvet Bulldozer". King, was brought into existence as Albert Nelson during the year of 1923 on April 25th in a place called Indianola, Mississippi in a cotton plantation. King's astonishing talent began with intedependently teaching himself to play on a homemade instruments such as the diddly bow and cigarbox guitar. Initially, Albert sang with the family gospel group in his church, but after gaining an interest to many bluesmen like T-Bone Walker and Blind Lemon Jefferson; he has grown a passion for the blues. Albert was known for his unique left-handed strumming on right handed guitars (he played the guitar upside down and backwards), razor-sharp riffs and innovative sounds. Also, for performing with the local 'In The Groove Boys' and driving a bulldozer during day, hence the name "Velvet bulldozer". King's adorning music has inspired three generations of proficient blues and rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Otis Rush, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Albert always kept his tone innovative and intensive; raw with passion. He was a master of string bending sounds that produced awe-inspiring and astonishing music.He didn't become prominent until after signing with stax records in 1955. The blues-man, Albert, one of the first bluesmen who crossed over into the world of soulful music, signing with Stax Records and recording such classic songs as “Born Under a Bad Sign” and “Crosscut Saw.” During the mid 80s, King announced his retirement because of

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