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NEWS: OBITUARY

Willie King Alabama Blues Singer, Guitarist

Willie King Alabama Blues Singer, Guitarist

Willie King, 65, an Alabama blues singer and guitarist whose career took him from backwoods juke joints to the largest blues festivals in North America and Europe, died Sunday in Alabama.

King had a heart attack at his home in the Old Memphis community of Pickens County near the Mississippi line, said band member Debbie Bond. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Willie King and the Liberators: Living in a New World

Read "Living in a New World" reviewed by Charlie B. Dahan

Willie King follows his critically acclaimed album “Freedom Creek,” with an equally masterful recording of conscious blues that while highly entertaining, packs the punch of a Bob Marley song. On “Living in a New World,” King turns his insightful observation from statements on social injustice and prejudice to thoughts of redemption and optimism that despite everything ...