This week’s lick is taken from the intro to Albert King’s recording of “Crosscut Saw,” a funky, cooking tune found on his Atlantic Records album, King of the Blues Guitar (1989 Atlantic Recording Corp. 8213-2)...
This is Albert King playing the Elmore James classic, "The Sky is Crying." Albert brings the dynamics down and back up with his masterful musical sensibility. The other guitar player is no slouch, but Mr. King demonstrates true mastery.
Here's a bit of blues history - Mississippi Fred McDowell plays "Louise," in the 1960's. He's on electric guitar here, though most of his recorded music is on acoustic. Either way, it's the real thing.