Earl King

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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 RatingReleases
1972 Street Parade 1
2005 The Sonet Blues Story 1
King of New Orleans 1

Album + Compilation

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


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

Unspecified type

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Sexual Telepathy 1
Hard River to Cross 1
New Orleans Blues 1
New Orleans Street Talkin' 1

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