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Albert Collins Puts The Blues On The Map

Gene Santoro, Guitar World, November 1987

THE MASTER of the Telecaster. The Ice Man. The Houston Twister. The Razor Blade. Those are just a sampling of the titles that have hung from the supercharged Texas bluesmaster named Albert Collins, whose fat-but-cutting tone, warbling vibrato, serrated-edge licks and bitten-off note flurries have become his trademark in the thirty-plus years since he first burst onto the Houston blues scene.

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