Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 25 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Texas. On October 1, 1932 in Leona, Texas. The Iceman was related to Lightnin' Hopkins.
|What was the name of the song from his "Ice Pickin'" LP about a man who got his wife a credit card for her birthday?||Starring Albert Collins
Master Charge. "I can see in my mind
on a horse like Paul Revere
I check my mail box
'cause these bills keep coming here"
|Albert Collins played on albums for people like Branford Marsalis, John Mayall, David Bowie, Robert Cray and Jack Bruce. Which of his songs did he play on B.B. King's "Blues Summit?"
||Starring Albert Collins
Call it Stormy Monday. "Crossroads Blues" is a Robert Johnson song that has been covered by many artists. "Voodoo Child" is a Jimi Hendrix song which has also been done by Stevie Ray Vaughan. Stevie Ray also recorded a version of "Mary Had a Little Lamb".
|Albert had a unique style of playing that included minor tuning, use of a capo, and an attacking fingerstyle. His style had a name. What was it?||Starring Albert Collins
Collins Shuffle. "The Master of the Telecaster" used an open Em tuning: E-G-E-G-B-E.
Don't Lose Your Cool. "Don't Lose Your Cool" included "Get to Gettin'", "When a Guitar Plays the Blues", "...But I Was Cool", and, of course, "Don't Lose Your Cool."
Adventures in Babysitting. Albert played himself.
|Albert shared a grammy with two other blues guitarists for the 1985 album, "Showdown." Who were the other two guitarists?||Starring Albert Collins
Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland. Angus Young and Bon Scott were/are in AC/DC. Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs were Country & Western musicians. Ravi Shankar played the sitar while George Harrison was a Beatle.
Alligator Records. Alligator Records' stable of artists included: A.C. Reed, Johnny Copeland, Roy Buchanan, Koko Taylor, Robert Cray, Son Seals, Johnny Winters, and Gatemouth Brown, among many others.
Fender Telecaster. Albert was "The Master of the Telecaster." Chet Atkins played a Country Gentleman. I play a Yamaha F325 (badly). It is an acoustic guitar.
|In the song "Bending Like a Willow Tree" Albert sings "got down on my bendin' knee, ____ and bendin' like a willow tree." What word goes in the blank?||Sing Along With Albert Collins
weepin'. This song was written by the late Lowell Fulson who also penned such blues classics as "3 O'Clock Blues," "Everyday I Have the Blues," "Trump," and "Reconsider Baby." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listed "Reconsider Baby" among the "Top 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll."
you can see just like me. "Put your shoe on another foot, you can walk just like me."
"Put your eye on another view, you can see just like me."
"Put your tongue on another word, you can talk, talk just like me."
I could-a made and I can't sew. Jon Smith did the sax solo at the start of "Master Charge." Smith is a popular session saxophonist who has played on albums by such diverse groups as Edgar Winter's White Trash, Toto, Doobie Brothers, Randy Newman, Dr. John, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, The Fabulous Boogie Kings, and The Forever Fabulous Chickenhawks.
a bone from a t-bone steak. Albert was known as "The Master of the Telecaster", "Iceman" and "The Razor Blade Man."
downtown. "Lights are on but nobody's home" is an idiom for someone who is not very smart. Some similar sayings are: "a few cards shy of a full deck", "a couple bricks shy of a load", and "his/her elevator doesn't go to the top floor".
eight. In this song, Albert used his guitar to emulate the sounds of trying to start his truck, walking to the gas station, and even a car honking at him.
millionaire. "If Trouble Was Money" was recorded on the "Live in Japan" album. I have also heard him sing it as "If Money Was Trouble".
Leona, Texas. Albert was born in Leona, Texas on October 1, 1932.
win. "I layed down last night, too tired to wait;
I had a chill this mornin', too tired to shake;
I got a good poker hand, too tired to win;
I could hear my baby knockin', too tired to let her in."
|"Don't Go Reaching Across My Plate" is about a man sitting down to a feast. On the menu "they had barbecue possum, rattlesnake gravy," What delicacy comes after rattlesnake gravy?||Sing Along With Albert Collins
chicken fried skunk. "an' it smelt real crazy"
|Here are some lines from "Stormy Monday": "the ____ flies on Friday, and Saturday I go out to play." What flies on Friday?||Sing Along With Albert Collins
eagle. "Stormy Monday" was written by T-Bone Walker, who also wrote T-Bone Shuffle. According to BB King, this song inspired him to take up the guitar.