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Freddie King

1934 - 1976

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Freddie King - Have You Ever Loved a Woman (1973)
 

Freddie King

Freddie King
Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer. He is often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar along with Albert King and B.B. King.
Freddie King based his guitar style on Texas and Chicago influences and was one of the first bluesmen to have a multi-racial backing band at live performances. He is best known for singles such as "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" (1960) and his Top 40 hit "Hide Away" (1961). He is also known for albums such as the early, instrumental-packed Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King (1961) and the later album Burglar (1974) which displayed King's mature versatility as both player and singer in a range of blues and funk styles
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Freddie King discography - Album CD

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

Freddie King
He was posthumously inducted into the RRHOF in 2012 by Joe Bonamassa, fellow Texans Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, and Derek Trucks.
 
Born in Gilmer, Texas, King got his first guitar when he was five years old. “You might say I came from a blues family,” he said in 1971, noting that his mother and uncles played blues. “Blues was the music I was born with.” He grew up listening to and learning the styles of such country-blues figures as Blind Lemon Jefferson, Arthur Crudup, Big Bill Broonzy and Ligntnin’ Hopkins. He was also heavily influenced by B.B. King and T-Bone Walker.
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"Freddy" King

Freddie King
Freddie King, thought to have been born as Frederick Christian, originally recording as Freddy King and was nicknamed "the Texas Cannonball". He both performed and recorded as Freddy King in his early years.
 
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Freddie King in concert

Freddie King - Hideaway
 
Freddie King - Ain't No Sunshine (written by Bill Withers)
 
Freddie King - Hideaway (live version)
 
RRHOF Induction of Freddie King by Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Derek Trucks
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