|1. Born Under A Bad Sign|
|2. Crosscut Saw|
|3. Kansas City|
|4. Oh, Pretty Woman|
|5. Down Don't Bother Me|
|6. The Hunter|
|7. I Almost Lost My Mind|
|8. Personal Manager|
|9. Laundromat Blues|
|10. As The Years Go Passing By|
|11. The Very Thought Of You|
One of the best Blues Albums of all times.
Born Under a Bad Sign dates back to a time when albums were collections of singles, and when singles, designed for radio and jukebox play, seldom ran more than three and a half minutes. That limitation meant that artists had to make an impact quickly and firmly. In blues, the tendency of songs to go on a bit had to be curbed to produce performances with punch and point. There are few better examples of this process in action than Albert King's 1960s tracks like "Crosscut Saw," "Born Under a Bad Sign," and his story of hot whispers during the hot-wash cycle, "Laundromat Blues." With his thick voice and no-nonsense guitar, King brought absolute blues credibility to the well-made commercial single, and even tracks that were recorded purely for the album, like the aching slow blues "As the Years Go Passing By," became classics. Reissued with the original funky cover art, Born Under a Bad Sign is one of the foundation stones of a blues collection. --Tony Russell
One of the great blues albums. If you have any kind of vinyl collection, this is a must have. The likes of Clapton and SRV have said this album was the reason that they played the... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Bigs
This 1967 release by Albert King is one of the essential albums for any blues fan.
All the tracks on this album are available on a 2CD Albert King Greatest Hits release... Read more
This record, is just hit after hit, of absolute first class blues, later imitated by other greats such as Stevie Ray.
If you like the blues, dare I say you prob. Read more
This is a solid blues album by a man named Albert King and this album dates back to 1967 he also has a cover of Kansas City this album has good instrumentation and good... Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by Chris
I purchased this album on Friday the thirteenth after hearing a few of Albert King's tracks, knowing that I would not be dissapointed. Read morePublished on April 17 2004 by S. Koropeckyj
This is a super album, which sounds wonderful through headphones. It contains all first rate songs -- most are now blues standards ... Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by sir_isaac_newton