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Freddy King: 17 Greatest Hits

It is really hard to decide who is the greatest blues singer/guitarist named King. BB is incomparable with his range of range of sweet vocals and lyrical emotional power. In many ways he defines the modern blues guitar. Albert is more primitive, powerful, earthier and delivers no nonsense get down blues that get you deep in the gut. But if you haven't heard Freddy King you're in for a treat - a simpler, rocking, but lip curling Texas blues artist that doesn't quit. I love 'em all and can listen to Freddy "anytime anywhere".

Freddie King IS a Blues Master!!

How can you NOT love FK? "Lonesome Whistle Blues" and "Remington Ride" are awesome, then you have "Hide Away" and all the rest. Required listening.

Frddy King & Freddie King

I loved this cd. After I loaded it on my ipod I listened to it back to back 10 times.If you like original R&B you won't be dissapointed.


Born: September 3, 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, Jimmy Rogers, and Robert...
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