His lasting influence has insured Freddie King's recognition as one of the great postwar blues masters. [6] Eric Clapton describes being profoundly affected by King's "I Love the Woman" upon first hearing it in 1963[7] and has recorded three of the songs on Freddy King Sings ("I'm Tore Down", "You've Got to Love Her with a Feeling", and several performances of "Have You Ever Loved a Woman"). Meanwhile, King established himself as perhaps the biggest musical force on the West Side. It was originally released as the B-side of "I Love the Woman". [4] In Michael Corcoran's words, King "merged the most vibrant characteristics of both [Chicago and Texas] regional styles and became the biggest guitar hero of the mid-sixties British blues revivalists, who included Eric Clapton, Savoy Brown, Chicken Shack, and Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac". [24] He later played several slimline semi-hollow body Gibson electric guitars, including an ES-335, ES-345, and ES-355. Mike Vernon produced the other tracks. According to his birth certificate he was named Fred King, and his parents were Ella Mae King and J. T. He was ranked 25th in the Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 edition of "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"[6] and 15th in the 2011 edition. According to music critic Cub Koda, King has influenced guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Lonnie Mack. [23] He achieved this by using the open-string sound associated with Texas blues and the raw, screaming tones of West Side, Chicago blues. King based his guitar style on Texas blues and Chicago blues influences. Curtis signed King to Atlantic in 1968, which resulted in two LPs, Freddie King Is a Blues Master (1969) and My Feeling for the Blues (1970), produced by Curtis for the Atlantic subsidiary Cotillion Records.

This page was last edited on 13 October 2020, at 01:07. Chicken Shack recorded both "See See Baby" and "Lonesome Whistle Blues" on their debut album 40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve, in 1968. [1][2] Mostly known for his soulful and powerful voice and distinctive guitar playing, King had a major influence on electric blues music and on many later blues guitarists.

I'd never heard anything like it, and I thought I'd never get anywhere near it. ", a song by XXXTentacion on the album, "Goin' Down", a song by Ol' Dirty Bastard on the album, This page was last edited on 17 August 2020, at 19:46. [10] "Hide Away" became a blues standard.

"Hide Away" was King's melange of a theme by Hound Dog Taylor and parts by others, such as "The Walk", by Jimmy McCracklin, and "Peter Gunn", as credited by King. It features singles that were released before as well as after the album, plus two album-only tracks. [16], King performed alongside the big rock acts of the day, such as Eric Clapton[17] and Grand Funk Railroad (whose song "We're an American Band" mentions King in its lyrics), and for a young, mainly white audience, along with the white tour drummer Gary Carnes, for three years, before signing with RSO Records. In 1974 he recorded Burglar, for which Tom Dowd produced the track "Sugar Sweet" at Criteria Studios in Miami, with the guitarists Clapton and George Terry, the drummer Jamie Oldaker and the bassist Carl Radle. King, none of whom are blood related). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by ZZ Top in 2012 and into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1982. According to his birth certificate he was named Fred King, and his parents were Ella Mae King and J. T. Christian. In 1956 he cut his first record as a leader, for El-Bee Records. King moved to Chicago when he was a teenager, there he formed his first band the Every Hour Blues Boys with guitarist Jimmie Lee Robinson and drummer Frank "Sonny" Scott. The company treated King as an important artist, flying him to Chicago to the former Chess studios to record the album Getting Ready and providing a lineup of top session musicians, including Russell.

[33] In Gary Graff's MusicHound Rock (1996), the entry on King states: "Although his reputation rests with his guitar, King also sang with an underrated, powerful style. • Going Down (1983 film), Australian drama film starring Tracy Mann That first one, Here's Freddie King, later it came out as Freddie King Plays Surfin' Music or something like that, it has 'San-Ho-Zay' on it and 'Sensation" and all those instrumentals"[30] (King's 1961 instrumental album, Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King, was retitled Freddy King Goes Surfin' for a 1963 re-release). King's combination of the Texas and Chicago sounds gave his music a more contemporary feel than that of many Chicago bands who were still performing 1950s-style music, and he befriended the younger generation of blues musicians. I'm going down I'm going, down, down, down Down, down Yes, I'm going down, yes I'm going down, down, down Down, down Yes, I've got my feet in the window Got my head on the ground Let me down And … “Going Down” is arguably the highlight of both this album and King’s career.

Going Down This song is by Freddie King and appears on the compilation Atlantic Blues: Chicago (1986).

In 2008, Freddy King Sings was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in the "Classics of Blues Recordings" category. From the same recording session at the King Studios in Cincinnati, Ohio, King cut the instrumental "Hide Away", which the next year reached number five on the R&B chart and number 29 on the Pop chart, an unprecedented accomplishment for a blues instrumental at a time when the genre was still largely unknown to white audiences. King Records' owner, Syd Nathan, signed King to the subsidiary Federal Records in 1960. "[This quote needs a citation] As Rolling Stone later wrote, "Clapton shared his love of King with fellow British guitar heroes Peter Green, Jeff Beck and Mick Taylor, all of whom were profoundly influenced by King's sharpened-treble tone and curt melodic hooks on iconic singles such as 'The Stumble,' 'I'm Tore Down' and 'Someday, After Awhile.

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Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King, 40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve, "2008 Hall of Fame Inductees: Freddy King Sings – Freddie (Freddy) King (King, 1961)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Freddy_King_Sings&oldid=977205358, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "You Know That You Love Me (But You Never Tell Me So)", "It's Too Bad (Things Are Going so Tough)", "You Mean Mean Woman (How Can Your Love Be True)", This page was last edited on 7 September 2020, at 14:37. "[34], Recommending what albums of King's music to hear, MusicHound Rock cited the 1993 Rhino compilation The Best of Freddie King, for focusing on "the fruitful abundance" of his recordings for King Records (1961–66), and the 1995 Black Top CD Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974, for its "blasting, ripping concert" recording along with "a rare pair of acoustic" performances; Freddie King Is a Blues Master (1969) and My Feeling for the Blues (1970) were named records to avoid, as they "both suffer from thin accompaniment, too little guitar and reedy vocals". [24], By proclamation of the governor of Texas, Ann Richards, September 3, 1993, was declared Freddie King Day, an honor reserved for Texas legends, such as Bob Wills and Buddy Holly. Almost as soon as he had moved to Chicago, King started sneaking into South Side nightclubs, where he heard blues performed by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, and Sonny Boy Williamson. King. The album Freddy King Sings showcased his singing talents and included the record chart hits "You've Got to Love Her with a Feeling" and "I'm Tore Down". King recorded his debut single for the label on August 26, 1960: "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" backed with "You've Got to Love Her with a Feeling" (again credited as "Freddy" King). Several of King's early 1960s instrumentals found their way into the repertoire of surf music bands:[28] "Those instrumental hits Freddy King had – 'Hideaway', 'San-Ho-Zay', 'The Stumble' – [t]he way white kids were relating to it was like surf guitar in a way; instrumental music that you could dance to.

Born in Gilmer, Texas, King got acquainted with the guitar at the age of six. for the same label. No: 15 Freddie King", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Freddie_King&oldid=983230311, Burials at Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Christmas Tears" / "I Hear Jingle Bells". [11][12] They recorded vocal tracks throughout this period but often released the tunes as instrumentals on albums.