Albert king VS. B.B. King?

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Postby Minimalist777 » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:13 am

Albert for me. B.B. is a great singer but not as good of a guitarist.
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Postby gatorblue » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:44 pm

There's no mo' better between the two (or even the three) Kings. They all are/were incredible with their own style.

Albert's piercing, heart-rendering licks were economical but oh so soulful, powerful and moving. His tone was unequaled anywhere, anytime, period.

Freddie's incredibly fast finger-picking leads and gospel voice were accompanied by his amazing ability to write songs (instrumental and vocal) that provided more cross-over hits than any other bluesman ( with the possible exception of Jimmy Reed). Freddie had 15 or so that hit the popular charts as well as the R&B charts. As Clapton has said, "Freddie taught me everything I ever needed to know."

Then, of course, there's Riley B. King whose dedication, longevity, iincredible nuance, and soaring voice has carried us through 3 generations. His playing and singing has been as good as the other 2 Kings and his loyal role as blues diplomat to the world is immeasurable. He has given his life to the blues. He has influenced more guitarists than anyone who ever lived and he has done it all with class and a kindness in his big, big heart.
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Postby ricochet » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:16 am

And where does Don King fall in this ranking?
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Postby gatorblue » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:04 pm

Don King is a as low in the valley as the three Kings are high on the mountain.
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Postby ricochet » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:03 am

Well, how about Larry King, then?
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Postby jellyroll baker » Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:24 am

ricochet wrote:Well, how about Larry King, then?


Playing checkers with Don.
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Postby chick french » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:22 pm

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Postby jellyroll baker » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:17 pm

In a shock knockdown in the 9th round it actually looks like Albert beats B.B.
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Postby lightninboy » Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:49 pm

What about Rodney King?
He takes a lot of beating!
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Postby ricochet » Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:55 pm

Can't we just all get along?
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Postby TC90 » Tue May 15, 2007 9:45 pm

Since you asked, never have liked BB much. The few BB Cd's I have are pretty dusty. I respect his gift, success and influence, just don't like his style.

Albert all the way between the two, but Freddie is out in front if he'd be included. love Freddie! 8)
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Re: Albert king VS. B.B. King?

Postby paul120 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:18 am

I think Albert in my view..he is very good in the business that B.B. King.

I am really a fan of albert.. Thanks for rising the topic.
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Re: Albert king VS. B.B. King?

Postby LesFromChicago » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:37 pm

What about Freddie? Nobody ever mentions him anymore.


but for A vs BB I'll take BB anytime.
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Re: Albert king VS. B.B. King?

Postby ricochet » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:43 pm

I love Freddie, myself.
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Re: Albert king VS. B.B. King?

Postby goldbrick » Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:42 am

How 'bout Sky King--he can fly

Chris Thomas King is good too for a young guy or Ed King from Lynyrd Skynyrd or Sergeant Preston of the Yukon and his dog Yukon King--or the Burger King

Albert is my favorite


Do you have Prince Albert in the can ?
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