June 22nd, 2010, 02:40 AM
Just got the DVD of Albert on Austin city Limits. Some great Fender blues. Antone's Derek O'Brien on rhythym with an old strat and a BF Twin and Albert with two SF Twins. Great stuff. Got to see him here in Seattle back in '92. "The lights are on but nobody's home" is what hooked me on the blues back when I had my first Tele, a MIK Squier. Stood right in front of him when he did his audience walk. A real thrill.
June 22nd, 2010, 07:15 AM
Excuse me JimmieT but as a fan I gotta say this thread needs music. Albert Collins=totally unique. If there was a game where you had to identify a guitarist I'd bet I could name Albert in 3 or 4 notes. I used to hack my way through Frosty back in the 1990's. Since I used standard tuning, the fingerings were really unique as well!
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June 22nd, 2010, 08:11 AM
Albert Collins is my favourite blues guitarist. I agree wholeheartedly with elihu that he is instantly recognisable. His phrasing is so unique and he gets some very vocal tones from his tele. There's a bit in the Live at Montreaux video where he makes the sound of a bee buzzing around and says, with his tele "Get lost (words to that affect) motherfu*&er". It's one of my all time favourite moments in history.
June 22nd, 2010, 08:37 AM
Albert Collins was incredible 'cause he could just plug in a tele, crank the amp and go! He had a tone but he didn't fuss much over it.
When he played, it was like his fingers knew kung-fu with the strings.:twisted:
June 22nd, 2010, 12:06 PM
If you haven't got them already, there are other AC dvd's out there. Two I have are one in the "Ohne Filter" series, with Debbie Davies on guitar, and also one with Mt. Fuji in the title, from a festival in Japan.
Bask in the power of Albert!