Born Under a Bad Sign dates back to a time when albums were collections of singles, and when singles, designed for radio and jukebox play, seldom ran more than three and a half minutes.
That limitation meant that artists had to make an impact quickly and firmly. In blues, the tendency of songs to go on a bit had to be curbed to produce performances with punch and point. There are few better examples of this process in action than Albert King's s tracks like "Crosscut Saw," "Born Under a Bad Sign," and his story of hot whispers during the hot-wash cycle, "Laundromat Blues.
Reissued with the original funky cover art, Born Under a Bad Sign is one of the foundation stones of a blues collection.
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. Albert King. Audio CD. Live At The Regal [Vinyl]. In Session [Vinyl]. Next page. Customers who bought this item also bought. Live At The Regal. It features eleven electric blues songs that were recorded from March to June , throughout five different sessions. King played with two in-house bands: Booker T. Although the album failed to reach any music chart , it did receive positive reviews and is now regarded by critics as one of the greatest blues albums ever made.
In , it was ranked at number on Rolling Stone 's list of the greatest albums of all time. In , it was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry. In , King signed with the Memphis-based label Stax Records. The year-old musician had already recorded music for other labels, but outside of his song " Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong ", [a] he had yet to find any commercial success.
Born Under a Bad Sign is an electric blues album, with influences of soul and funk. The sharp guitar sound heard throughout the album can be partially attributed to King's unorthodox style of play. Side one of Born Under a Bad Sign features six short songs, which are all under three minutes long.
Bell wanted to write a song about astrology and came up with an unconventional ten-bar guitar line as opposed to eight-bar and twelve-bar blues during a jam session. Kelly said: "Booker T and the MG's never sounded better, even on a one-off jam that was never supposed to be issued. Decades after its release, Born Under a Bad Sign 's status continues to grow, and it is now considered one of the greatest blues albums ever made.
Erlwine noted how influential the guitar play on the album was. Born Under a Bad Sign has been recognized by several music institutions as an influential album. The list states: "King's first album for the Stax label combines his hard, unflashy guitar playing with the sleek sound of the label's house band, Booker T. Michael Point believes Born Under a Bad Sign was critical to the modernization of blues music, and catapulted King into mainstream popularity. Track listing taken from the vinyl release of Born Under a Bad Sign.
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