Happy Birthday Albert Collins

Posted on: Sunday, Oct 1, 2006

Albert Collins had one of the most amazing guitar tones that I ever heard. He was a great songwriter, a great player and had a fabulous voice. If you want to read more on his unique Telecaster sound then read here.

Albert Collins has always been a favourite of mine, back in the mid 80s when I was beginning to get into blues one of my first blues albums purchased was Showdown featuring Albert Collins, Johnny Copland and Robert Cray.

It’s a common belief that Albert was the bluesman who played to the largest audience that a bluesman has ever managed as he was one of the featured artists on the original LiveAid concert in 1985.

Here’s a great YouTube clip of Albert in action.

Albert would have been 74.

Albert Collins

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