Soul of the Blues
Albert White is no stranger to rhythm and blues. He began playing guitar at an early age. His uncle, the legendary Piano Red, noticed that Albert was actually playing self-made chords on a ukulele at the age of nine. Red sent Albert to take lessons from his guitarist, Wesley Jackson. Albert and his friend Marion Smith were soon camped out in front of juke joints, playing and singing for tips. In early 1962, Albert became the bandleader for Piano Redâ€™s â€œDr. Feelgood and the Interns.â€ Red had scored a hit with his song â€œDr. Feelgoodâ€ and dressed his band in intern jackets and nurses uniforms. One of the â€œnursesâ€ was Beverly â€œGuitarâ€ Watkins who became a lifelong friend to Albert. When Red disbanded, Albert joined the â€œTamsâ€ from the late 60â€™s to the early 70â€™s, and by the mid 70â€™s, joined Hank Ballard and the Midnighters. In recent decades, Albertâ€™s own sound emerged, gigging with musicians in Atlanta, Georgia. Albert is currently touring the globe with the Music Maker Revue with his blues that makes everybody â€œFeel goodâ€!