Albert Collins

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  October 1, 1932    Leona, TX

Date of Death:  November 24, 1993  Las Vegas, NV

Place of Burial:  Davis Memorial Park

                          6200 South Eastern Avenue

                          Las Vegas, NV 89119

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Garden of Prayer, Section C, Space 2

                            36  4' 36" N / 115  7' 3" W


Love Can Be Found Anywhere (Even In A Guitar), Imperial (LP 12428)

Trash Talkin', Imperial (LP 12438)

The Compleat Albert Collins, Imperial (LP 12449)

There's Gotta Be A Change, Tumbleweed Records (TWS 103)

Ice Pickin', Alligator Records (ALCD 4713)

Frostbite, Alligator Records (ALCD 4719)

Frozen Alive!, Alligator Records (ALCD 4725)

Live in Japan, Alligator Records (ALCD 4733)

Cold Snap, Alligator Records (ALCD 4752)

Iceman, Point Blank Records (7243 8 39194 2 0)

Live at Montreux, Eagle Records (ER 20124-2)

Funky Blues: Live 1973, Rock Beat Records (ROC-CD-3275)

Deluxe Edition, Alligator Records (ALCD 5601)

The Complete Imperial Recordings, EMI Records (CDP-7-96740-2)

Collins Mix: The Best Of, Pointblank/Charisma Records (7243 8 39097 2 8)

Albert Collins And Henry Hayes, Kangaroo Shuffle, Kangaroo Records (PCD 2294)

Albert Collins/Robert Cray/Johnny Copeland, Showdown!, Alligator Records (ALCD 4743)


Bakker, Vincent. The Gangster of Love: Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Performer, Preacher, Pimp. CreativeSpace Independent Publishing

     Platform, 2014.

Barkley, Ron et al. The Handbook of Texas Music. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 2003.

Bogdanov, Vladimir et al. (Ed.). All Music Guide to The Blues. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003, 3rd Edition.

Bradley, Andy and Roger Wood.  House of Hits. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010.

Clayton, Lawrence and Joe W. Specht. The Roots of Texas Music. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003.

Clement, Cowboy Jack and John Lomax.  “Jack “Cowboy” Clement Interview (circa 1977)”  Accessed May 20, 2017.

Cohn, Lawrence. Nothing But the Blues. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.

Corcoran, Michael. All Over the Map – True Heroes of Texas Music. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

Dahl, Bill. “Blues Fans In A Deep Freeze Over Loss Of Albert Collins.” Chicago Tribune, December 10, 1993. Accessed 

     May 20, 2017.

Davis, Francis. The History of The Blues. New York: Hyperion, 1995.

Douse, Cliff (ed.). “Albert Collins,” Guitarist Presents Blues Guitar Heroes, 2010, pp. 50-53.

Dansby, Andrew. “Jonathan Toubin’s favorite old 45s.” Houston Chronicle, vol. 116, n. 184, Saturday, April 15, 2017, p. A2.

Evans, David (Ed.). Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Felps, Paula. Lone Stars and Legends: The Story of Texas Music. Plano: Republic of Texas Press, 2001.

Friedman, Josh Alan. Tell The Truth Until They Bleed – Coming Clean in the Dirty World of Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll.  New York: Backbeat

     Books, 2008.

Gart, Galen and Roy C. Ames. Duke/Peacock Records: An Illustrated History with Discography. Milford, NH: Big Nickel Publications, 1990.

Gioia, Ted. Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music. New York: W.W. Norton and

     Company, 2008.

Gleason, Holly. “Cool Blues Put Albert Collins in the Pink.” Sun-Sentinel, January 27, 1989.  Accessed May 20, 2017.

Govenar, Alan. Meeting the Blues – The Rise of the Texas Sound. New York: Da Capo Press, 1995.

______. The Early Years Of Rhythm & Blues. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Limited, 2004.

______. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

______ and Jay Brakefield. Deep Ellum: The Other Side of Dallas. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2013.

Greensmith, Bill, Mike Rowe, and Mark Camarigg. Blues Unlimited. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.

Gregory, Hugh. Roadhouse Blues: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Texas R&B. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2003.

Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who’s Who. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979.

Harrison, David. Blues – A Photographic Documentary. New York: Crescent Books, 1977.

Hawkins, Martin. Slim Harpo Blues King Bee Of Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016.

Herzhaft, Gérard. Encyclopedia of the Blues (Second Edition). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997.

Hopkins, Craig. Stevie Ray Vaughan Day By Day, Night By Night: His Early Years, 1954-1982. Milwaukee, WI: Backbeat Books, 2010.

______. Stevie Ray Vaughan Day By Day, Night By Night: His Final Years, 1983-1990. Milwaukee, WI: Backbeat Books, 2011. 

Iglauer, Bruce and Patrick A. Roberts. Bitten By The Blues: The Alligator Records Story. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018.


King, B.B. with David Ritz. Blues All Around Me – The Autobiography of B.B. King. New York: Avon Books, 1996.

Koster, Rick. Texas Music. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1998.

Leadbitter, Michael (Ed.). Nothin’ But the Blues. London: Hanover Books Ltd., 1971.

Leigh, Keri. Stevie Ray: Soul To Soul. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company, 1993.

McGee, David. B.B. King – There Is Always One More Time. San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2005.

Mould, Todd. Way Down in Louisiana. Lafayette: University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, 2015.

O’Brien, Timothy J. and David Ensminger. Mojo Hand – The Life and Music of Lightnin’ Hopkins. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.

Obrecht, Jas (Ed.). Rollin’ And Tumblin’. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books, 2000.

Otis, Johnny. Upside Your Head! Rhythm and Blues on Central Avenue. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1993.

Rolf, Julia (Ed.). The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Jazz & Blues. London: Flame Tree Publishing, 2007.

Sallis, James (Ed.). The Guitar in Jazz: An Anthology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1996.

Santelli, Robert. The Big Book Of Blues. New York: Penguin Books, 2001 (revised).

Schmidt, Detlef. Keith Ferguson: Texas Blues Bass. Anaheim, CA: Centerstream Publishing, 2014.

Shurman, Dick. “Postwar Texas and the West Coast.” The Blackwell Guide to Blues Records. Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1990, pp.


Stanton, Scott. The Tombstone Tourist: Musicians. New York: Pocket Books, 2003 (Second Ed.).

Steptoe, Tyina L. Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City. Oakland: University of California Press, 2016.

Waterman, Dick. Between Midnight & Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive. New York: Thunder Mouth Press, 2003.

Watrous, Peter. “Albert Collins, Guitarist, Dies; Influential Blues Stylist Was 61.” New York Times, November 25, 1993. Accessed May 28,  2017.

Wood, Roger and James Fraher. Down in Houston. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.


“Albert Collins, Once Called ‘The Most Powerful Blues Guitarist In The World.” The Seattle Times, Thursday, November 25, 1993. Accessed May 15, 2017.


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