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Albert Collins (October 1, 1932 – November 24, 1993)[1] was an American electric blues guitarist and singer with a distinctive guitar style. Collins was noted for his powerful playing and his use of altered tunings and capo. His long association with the Fender Telecaster led to the title "The Master of the Telecaster".


The Killers: Directed by Robert Siodmak. Writing Credits: Anthony Veiller (screenplay) Ernest Hemingway (story), John Huston (uncredited), Richard Brooks (uncredited). Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ole'Swede'Andreson, Ava Gardner, Kitty Collins, Edmond O'Brien, Jim Riordan, Albert Dekker, &Big Jim Colfax


Billy Gibbons of ZZTop-"Gibbons' guitar work has been religiously true, in its thunderbolt attack and melodic concision, to his Texas forebears (Freddy King, Albert Collins) and the electric-Delta charge of Muddy Waters. "You can definitely make someone wiggle in their seat a little bit," Gibson says of his solos, "if you know where you're heading with it and end up there."


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