Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Born to Sing The Blues

Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, 14 June 1969

COLLECTORS of rhythm and blues music are doomed to perpetual frustration, as they witness one white singer after another plundering the culture they love. Occasionally, they can feel some satisfaction, as when B. B. King, Albert King and now Albert Collins begin to make the kind of money their imitators have long been getting. And sometimes the collectors may acknowledge white rhythm and blues singers who are original and creative.

Total word count of piece: 2707


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.