Saturday, April 1, 2017

Albert Collins - Frostbite (1980) & Live '92 - '93 (1995)

Albert Collins (October 1, 1932 – November 24, 1993) was an American electric guitarist and singer with a distinctive guitar style. Collins was noted for his powerful playing and his use of altered tunings and capo. His long association with the Fender Telecaster led to the title "The Master of the Telecaster". (Wiki)

Albert Collins was a wonderful funky blues guitarist and  vocalist in the Texas tradition of  tough, flamboyant Blues players - He has an immediately recognizable and unique musical style and personality...His hard attack and snappy guitar style was a big influence on Robert Cray and Coco Montoya amongst others.. I consider him one of the Greats

Here are 2 great albums ...some years apart - ''Frostbite' was his second release on the Alligator label from 1980 whilst 'Live '92 - '93' on Pointblank, comes from his final years before succumbing to cancer in November 1993 aged 61. Enjoy 


GuitarGus said...

My rips & full scans @ 320
Albert Collins Frostbite :

Live '92 - '93 :

The Jackal said...

Glad to have seen the great Albert with his searing Tele here down under.
A real deal blues man.

Feilimid O'Broin said...

Many, many thanks for both albums, Gus. I always thought that Collins never got sufficient recognition given the magic his fingers could create.

Mike said...

Gettin'into the blues. Thanks!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Gus!

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