King Alex 1934 - 2008
King Alex was a bluesman for nearly 60 years. Primarily as a bass player, he was a sideman to Albert Collins, Claude "Fiddler" Williams and Little Hatch. He was also a member of The Kansas City Turnpikes, one of the few Kansas City blues acts of the '50s, '60s and '70s to actually record. He started leading his own band, The Untouchables, in the early 1970s. In the decade or so prior to his 2008 death, King Alex featured his B.B. King-like voice more than his bass. He released four CDs, his last, Sweet Banana Pie, recorded at Blue Heaven Studios.