ALBERT KING was one of the Three Kings of the electric Blues guitar. Together with his unrelated namesakes, B.B. and Freddie, he defined post-World War II electric Blues, influencing the future sounds of Blues, Soul and Rock & Roll. A master of the single-string attack, Albert played his trademark Flying V guitar left-handed, without re-stringing the instrument, thus creating his own distinctive style and totally unique tone. He influenced a new generation of guitar players that included the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. The Heat Of The Blues contains four of Albert King's Fine albums recorded for Tomato Records between 1976 and 1978.