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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Guitar Giant Albert King

Albert King was a giant among bluesmen, and not only for his immense talents on the guitar. A 250-pound giant of considerable bulk, King stood between six-four and six-seven and made any guitar he held in his massive hands look like a child’s plaything. ... …

Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert King Play "Pride and Joy" and "Born Under a Bad Sign" in 1983

On December 6, 1983, up-and-coming guitar god Stevie Ray Vaughan got together with blues legend Albert King at CHCH-TV studios in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.The result was one hell of a jam session—that almost didn't even happen.Initially, King wasn't going to do the show because he apparently didn't know who Vaughan was. As in, he didn't realize Vaughan was actually "Little Stevie," that skinny... …

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