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Texas Oil

Freddie King

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Album Review

Texas Flyer is one of the many live Freddie King compilations released during the 1990s. The recording quality varies among the tracks and a few of the songs are not captured in their entirety. However, King's performances, as well as his song selections, are of a high caliber. Ironically, this CD does not include the title track, but does include King's version of Bob Dylan's "Meet Me in the Morning."

Biography

Born: 03 September 1934 in Gilmer, TX

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s

Guitarist Freddie King rode to fame in the early '60s with a spate of catchy instrumentals which became instant bandstand fodder for fellow bluesmen and white rock bands alike. Employing a more down-home (thumb and finger picks) approach to the B.B. King single-string style of playing, King enjoyed success on a variety of different record labels. Furthermore, he was one of the first bluesmen to employ a racially integrated group on-stage behind him. Influenced by Eddie Taylor,...
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