As a vocalist, King was very much in the vein of Terrell and Billy Eckstine, with a warmth in his baritone. And his jazzy guitar playing was an added attraction to his music. Later he would become Carlos Santana's father-in-law and he even recorded with this musical legend. He passed in 2000 after suffering a stroke in 1999. Ace Records (UK) has a fine CD of his best recordings available. Here are some of his recordings and a couple of covers.
Here is the first part of S.K. Blues.
Here is his rendition of St. James Infirmary.
Here he is playing the aptly titled instrumental Swingin'.
Here is the uptempo B Flat Blues.
Here is a top-ten R&B hit in 1949, Empty Bedroom Blues
And here is Big Fat Butterfly, a song Dexter Gordon would sometimes perform.
Here is the Dexter Gordon doing Big Fat Butterfly
And we close with Big Joe Turner with Pete Johnson with their hit version of S.K. Blues.