Albert King, “The Velvet Bulldozer,” along with Gary Moore. Just a couple of years before Albert died.
It’s easy to get confused about the relative importance of musicians if you’re a regular ol’ consumer of music. Gary Moore could play Albert King better than Albert could. Lots of people could. Hendrix could. SRV and his brother could. So what? A minimum-wage worker can sit in a factory and make a light bulb better than Edison, or Swan, ever could.
Someone has to invent this stuff.