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Albert King "Blues Power" live
King's favored guitars were modeled on the Gibson Flying V. Luthier Dan Erlewine said King tuned to C-F-C-F-A-D with light-gauge strings (0.009", 0.012", 0.024" wound, 0.028", 0.038", 0.050"). The lighter-gauge strings were a factor in King's string-bending technique.
Recorded Live on September 23rd, 1970 at the Fillmore East, 105 Second Avenue at East 6th Street Manhattan, New York City. Among the notable acts to play the Fillmore East was Jimi Hendrix. His album Band of Gypsys was recorded live on New Year's Day 1970, and before Hendrix, British blues-rock trio Cream played the Fillmore East when it was called the "Village Theater" on September 20 & 23 1967.

Magic Sam - West Side Soul.
The hugely overlooked Magic Sam's finest album "West Side Soul" on Bob Koester's Delmark Records from Chicago in 1967. Reviewed by Conrad Warre.

Starlight Campbell - Blueberry Pie.
New blues from the Isle of Man. Reviewed by Conrad Warre.

Mike Zito - Make Blues Not War.
Tom Hambridge and Mike Zito knock it out of the park. Reviewed by Artie Bucco.

Sewlyn Birchwood - Pick Your Poison.
Sewlyn's latest knockout album on Alligator Records reviewed here. Reviewed by Conrad Warre.

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton
Released in England on the 22nd of July in 1966 showcasing the definitive Clapton blues tracks. Reviewed by Conrad Warre.

B.B. King's - Indianola Mississippi Seeds
Recorded in 1969 and 1970 King cites Indianola Mississippi Seeds as his personal favorite album. Reviewed by Leigh Baxter.

Johnny Winters' - Second Winter
Winter producing, playing guitar and mandolin and singing, the personnel includes his brother Edgar on keyboards, alto saxophone & vocals Uncle John Turner on drums, and Tommy Shannon & Dennis Collins on bass. Reviewed by Martin Avery.

The one thing the blues don't get is the backing and pushing of TV and radio like a lot of this garbage you hears. They choke stuff down people's throat so they got no choice but to listen to it.
    — John Lee Hooker
It's very easy to learn. And very difficult to master.
    — Sonny Terry
If T-Bone Walker had been a woman, I would have asked him to marry me. I'd never heard anything like that before: single-string blues played on an electric guitar.
    — B.B. King
The parallel development in American blues to the British movement has resulted in Johnny Winters.
    — Alexis Korner

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