Earl King

~ Person

Also performs as: Pearl King


Earl King (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003) was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of blues standards such as "I Hear You Knocking" (recorded by Smiley Lewis, Gale Storm, Dave Edmunds and others), "One Night" (recorded by Smiley Lewis and Elvis Presley), "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Professor Longhair's "Big Chief", he is an important figure in New Orleans R&B music.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Street Parade Earl King 1
1990 Sexual Telepathy Earl King 1
2005 The Sonet Blues Story Earl King 1
Glazed Earl King & Roomful of Blues 1
Hard River to Cross Earl King 1
King of New Orleans Earl King 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Come On: Earl King 1
Earl's Pearls Earl King 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 A Mother's Love / I'm Your Best Bet Baby Earl King 1
1955 Those Lonely, Lonely Nights / Baby, You Can Get Your Gun Earl King 1
1960 Come On Earl King 1
1961 Trick Bag / Always a First Time Earl King 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
New Orleans Blues Earl King 1
New Orleans Street Talkin' Earl King 1

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