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Freddie King (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by TeleCat, May 16, 2005.

  1. TeleCat

    TeleCat Blackmore's Advocate

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    Freddie King Official Website

    Albums:

    1961 Freddy King Sings
    1961 Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King
    1962 Two Boys and a Girl Freddy King, Lulu Reed & Sonny Thompson
    1963 Bossa Nova and the Blues
    1963 Freddy King Goes Surfin
    1965 Bonanza of Instrumentals
    1965 Freddie King Sings Again
    1969 Freddie King Is A Blues Master
    1970 My Feeling For The Blues
    1971 Getting Ready
    1972 The Texas Cannonball
    1973 Woman Across The River
    1974 Burglar
    1975 Freddie King Larger than Life


    I recently have a new favorite blues guitar player who's sadly no longer with us. Freddie King. I've always liked Jeff Becks version of Going Down and knew Freddie King's was the original that led me to check out his catalog. Clapton thought highly of him and toured with him. He also coverd Tore Down. I really like his insturmentals though. Hide Away is his most popular. San Ho Zay isn't typical blues, has a very 60's groove to it.

    Anyway this cat is from Texas and I relate to his style. Plays in the box and his leads are played in riffs. Simple blues perhaps but he played with a flat pick and a finger pick on his pinky that added a cool sound. Almost country. He once toured with B.B. and Albert dubbed the Three Kings Tour.
     
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    You can really hear Freddie's influence on Clapton's playing. His early instrumantals are really cool, and have been covered by lots of people besides Clapton such as SRV and Peter Green.

    If you've never heard them, check out one of the three albums he recorded for Leon Russell's Shelter label in the early 70's. Blues with a definite rock influence. Getting Ready is my personal favorite.
     
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    Yeah, EC was very fond of Freddie and I read he sort of revitalized his career by going on tour with EC when he was popular in the early 70's. I think you can hear Claptons influence in Freddie as much as the other way around. Clapton was already into blues but Freddie King started rocking. But he's unconventional anyway. Like I mentioned San Ho Zay almost sounds like 60's beach music.

    Thanks for the tip. I'll have to do some searching.
     
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    I remember Freddie. He was good, for sure. Gonna have to download some of his stuff now that you got him in my brain. Anybody remember Johnny Winter, when he used to kick ass, before he lost his "edge?" I saw him many years ago when he used to tear down the house, then I saw him a few years back, and it seemed like he just didn't have it any more. Anywho, he was probably my favorite blues/rocker of all time. Maybe not the most traditional, or original, but certainly an accomplished picker. He's my today's vote for the best bluesman with some jammin' rock to back it up!
     
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    Re: Can't let the Blues thread die!

    Check out the Texas Cannonball album by Freddie King. One of my alltime favorite blues album
     
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    Re: Can't let the Blues thread die!

    I agree about Freddie's style; I saw him play a couple of times in the early '70s.

    Spike
     
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    Re: Freddie King

    An incredible player, and one of the "Three Kings"!

    Going Down



    Hideaway



    Ain't No Sunshine (takes a little while to build up steam, but once it does, ..whoohoo)

     
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    Re: Freddie King

    I'm Tore Down (1966)




    I'm Tore Down (Live)

     
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    Re: Freddie King

    At the 6 minute mark of the video below, Eric Clapton talks about Freddie King.

     
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    Re: Freddie King


    Freddie King "The Texas Cannonball"

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    September 3 1934 / December 28 1976

    Freddie King`s Bio @ Moose Moore`s Classic Blues

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    Recorded at Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois in October 1970 for Leon Russell`s Shelter Records.

    1. Same Old Blues / 3:57
    2. Dust My Broom / 3:10
    3. Worried Life Blues / 2:50
    4. Five Long Years / 4:20
    5. Key To The Highway / 3:24
    6. Going Down / 3:21
    7. Living On The Highway / 4:14
    8. Walking By Myself / 2:50
    9. I'm Tore Down / 4:09
    10. Palace Of The King / 3:38

    Freddie King / Guitar and Vocals
    Leon Russell / Guitar, Piano and Backing Vocals
    Don Preston / Guitar and Backing Vocals
    Jon Gallie / Organ
    Donald "Duck" Dunn / Bass
    Charles Blackwell and Charles Myers / Drums
    Claudia Lennear / Backing Vocals
    Kathi McDonald / Backing Vocals
    Joey Cooper / Backing Vocals





     

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