Two Original Albums Plus Bonus Tracks!
Freddy King - a blazing, masterful blues guitarist, a gorgeous, heartbreaking singer, and a huge influence on Eric Clapton, Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many other performers - made his original and greatest recordings for Cincinnati's King/Federal labels between 1960 and 1966. This places him at the very end of the "golden age" of postwar, electric-guitar-band blues styles. One of the things that sets this Texas-born, Chicago-trained master apart from other great blues singer-guitarists of the post-war period is his use of the electric guitar, not only to punctuate his singing with answering riffs and solo choruses, but to take the spotlight on its own in a large body of infectious, driving, distinctive, and brilliant instrumental tunes. His first two 1961 albums, Freddy King Sings and Let's Hide Away And Dance Away With Freddie King are beautiful examples of his style in the '60s. From the B.B. King school, but with his own searing style of singing and playing, they're a must for fans of modern blues!