Albert Collins - "Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues."

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  1. srblue5

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    I've been a blues fan for years but Albert Collins has flown under my radar for some reason. I've been aware of him and own a copy of his Ice Pickin' album but for some reason never really paid much attention to it.

    I recently picked up a best of (Deluxe Edition) of his and now I'm absolutely hooked! His cameo appearance in Adventures In Babysitting is also pretty awesome...seems like he was a genuinely nice and funny guy!
     
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    Saw it when it opened in the theater. Been in love with Elizabeth Shue ever since.
     
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    Met Albert back in the early 80s, spent about ten minutes with him,
    just 'shootin' the breeze',

    He seemed to be a nice, likeable guy... RM
     
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    I met and gret (meeted and greeted?) Mr. Collins shortly before his death. Spectacular gebtleman, consummate showman and genuinely nice guy. Got his autograph (amongst others) on a $2 bill that now resides in the mojo bag that hangs off my guitar strap.
     
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    A high school friend of mine, "Rabbit", played bass for Albert for a while in Albert's late career.
     
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    Knew what movie this was just by the title :)
     
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    For my money, Albert Collins, B.B. King, and Albert King had the most distinctive blues guitar sounds of the post-war era.
     
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    The first time I was aware of AC was a local collage radio station that had a blues show late at night. They would play classics with a smattering of newer artists. They played trax from Cold Snap & Showdown. Have been a huge fan ever since. :)

    R.I.P. :cry:
     
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