Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Classic Archival Interview With Blues Guitar Great Albert King Available Online

A historic archival interview with late blues guitar legend Albert King, conducted by Senior Writer Alan Paul of Guitar World magazine, is now available online.

The interview done in Cleveland Ohio in 1991 covers a vast array of topics, including the late bluesman's opinions of famed blues rock guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Irish guitar legend Gary Moore, who passed away February 6th of a suspected heart attack while in vacation in Spain.

Of Moore, with whom the larger than life blues master recorded with on 1990's 'Still Got The Blues' King stated, "Gary’s a good player. To me, Gary and Stevie Ray Vaughan were two of our best young players. I was sure hurt when we lost Stevie. I really wanted to see him and Gary hook up together. I wanted to see that concert. I don’t care where it was. I would have caught a plane. No doubt about it, both those guys had what it takes to really do it".

To read the entire interview go to this location.

Alan Paul is the author of Big In China : My Unlikely Adventures Raising a Family, Playing the Blues, and Becoming a Star in Beijing which will be released by Harper Collins on March 1, 2011. Pre-Order here.

In addition to being Senior Writer of both Guitar World and Slam magazines, his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Entertainment Weekly, People, Sports Illustrated, and many other media outlets. He has contributed to The Rolling Stone Jazz and Blues Guide, The Insider's Guide to Beijing, and several other books.

Albert King with Gary Moore "Stormy Monday" live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England May 11, 1990 :

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