A crown jewel in the blues canon!
Special edition pressed on red vinyl
Backed by a razor-sharp band that includes Ike Turner!
Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, Albert King cut an imposing visual figure. Still, he made an even bigger impression through his recordings, reaching fans all over the world with his punchy, aggressive guitar playing and his commanding voice. His debut album, The Big Blues, is a dynamic mix of twelve vocal and instrumental tracks, ten of which were self-composed. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles.