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Albert King

“Born Under a Bad Sign”

This 1967 single is off King’s second album ever, and his first with the legendary Stax Records. It’s release marked the modernization of blues, as well as the influence of B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and anyone else who ever picked up a guitar and played the blues.

King’s haunting method of playing the guitar surely sticks with any lover of the blues, and is still imitated to this day.

In 1985, the song was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, and the album was ranked in Rolling Stone’s top 500 albums of all time.

Sit back, relax (but not too much), and let King’s twang take you back in time.