- Jan 19, 2009
Man! That is some tuff news. He seemed wonderful and very friendly. I will miss his posts.
To be sitting in your room – yeah, at my parents’ house, and listening to an LP like this as a 19 year old kid who ‘tried’ to play a little guitar, these people on this (and other) pieces of vinyl were nothing less than Gods. Forces from a planet of talent and creativity that didn’t exist in, well, southern Ohio. At least in my circles. While most fans tend to gravitate to the singer and lyrical content, us fledgling guitarists were glued to his riffs. These were seemingly impossible variables of simple, D, C, G chords that sounded other worldly when recorded back then by the likes of Ed King and his ilk. Ed, whether he realized it or not, pulled from that magic catalog of guitar chords and phrases that captivated us all. You players know as well as I do that those three chords were easy enough to play but…it was quite another thing to play them like Ed did on Sweet Home Alabama.
May you forever grace the universe with your love, music and talent, Ed King. Rest in Peace.