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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 10:43 AM
I was listening to Freddie King this weekend. What an incredible musician he was! He put so much energy into his guitar playing and singing. He is one musician that I would have loved to see live. I was only 5 when he died in 1976. Is there anyone who had seen him live and can share their thoughts? Did he ever share the same bill with the Allmans? I can see why Warren was influenced by him. Here are some Youtube videos that I have been watching and was moved by:

Have You Ever Loved A Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdPD1rcQlig

Ain't No Sunshine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moxAvsN2HH0

Woman Across the River
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKwpTvxEI7s

Reconsider Baby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBqtY4vMA5o

Sweet Home Chicago (from Travis County Jail 1976)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-dXPsvdFeg


 
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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 10:51 AM
I don't think there are many current blues players that haven't been influenced by him in some way.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 10:57 AM
Saw him live once. Very small crowd. He and Willie Dixon both put on a great show.

King appeared some with Clapton but not with the Allmans to my recollection.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 12:44 PM
The man is GREAT. One of my favorites for sure. I always grab one or two of his CDs for road trips.
 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 12:48 PM
"Is there anyone who had seen him live and can share their thoughts? "
"Did he ever share the same bill with the Allmans? "
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The Allman Brothers played the Warehouse in New Orleans
for the first time in March of 1970 where they opened for Freddie King.

My friend recalls working in the warehouse office that day,
and heard some blues being played at the sound check.
So, she went out there expecting to see Freddie King's
band, but was surprised to see a bunch of (mostly)
long haired, white boys playing and singing the blues.



 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 01:01 PM
I saw him open for Marshall Tucker in 75 in Pensacola, Fl.
He rocked the place. He came out and played a couple with MTB and jammed with Toy. Man he was good. One of the better concerts of 75 for me.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 01:34 PM
Up all night with Freddie King
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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 01:40 PM
One of the 3 Kings I haven't seen live.

 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 01:42 PM
I saw him open for Robin Trower on the Bridge Of Sighs tour. I really was too young to appreciate what I was seeing. I hadn't got into the blues yet. He kept talking about how great it was to be home in Cincinnati. It was many years later I found out he first recorded here at King Records. Hideaway was one of the tracks from the King sessions. Here is Freddie playing it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbqtnNorgQA

[Edited on 11/17/2008 by Mulehead1]

 

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  posted on 11/16/2008 at 02:27 PM
Fantastic player, my favorite of the 3 Kings... "Hideaway"... What a great cut, covered by so many...

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 12:44 PM
Freddie is a King on that guitar. Saw him live back in the early 70's in a local club and he blew everybody in that room away.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 02:08 PM
Never got the chance to see him live, but he is definitely in the top 5 of my all time favorite players.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 02:14 PM
Can someone reccomend me a Freddie King CD to purchase ?
 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 02:19 PM
Dickey is in the last Freddie video, the one from the Travis country jail. Here's another link with a little different footage, and you can hear dickey talk at the beginning and then Freddie and another guy talk about Dickey. Pretty cool!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAXTa381bes

[Edited on 11/17/2008 by GuitarPlaynTaylor]

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 02:28 PM
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Can someone reccomend me a Freddie King CD to purchase ?

Hideaway or King of the Blues (I copied the tracklists from Amazon - Freddie doing Going Down ... gives me shivers thinking about it. Note some of the artists he's working with here )

Hideaway
1. Country Boy - Freddie King, Whitfield
2. That's What You Think - Freddie King, Whitfield
3. Have You Ever Loved a Woman - Freddie King, Myles, Billy
4. You've Got to Love Her With a Feeling
5. Hide Away
6. I Love the Woman - Freddie King, Myles, Billy
7. San-Ho-Zay
8. See See Baby
9. Sen-Sa-Shun
10. Lonesome Whistle Blues - Freddie King, Toombs, Rudy
11. The Stumble
12. It's Too Bad (Things Are Going So Tough)
13. In the Open
14. I'm Tore Down - Freddie King, Thompson, Sonny
15. High Rise
16. Someday After Awhile (You'll Be Sorry)
17. Remington Ride - Freddie King, Remington, Herbie
18. My Feeling for the Blues
19. Palace of the King - Freddie King, Russell, Leon
20. Going Down - Freddie King, Nix, Don


King of the Blues
Disc: 1
1. Same Old Blues - Freddie King, Nix, Don
2. Dust My Broom - Freddie King, James, Elmore
3. Worried Life Blues - Freddie King, Dixon, Willie
4. Five Long Years - Freddie King, Boyd, Eddie
5. Key to the Highway - Freddie King, Broonzy, Big Bill
6. Going Down - Freddie King, Nix, Don
7. Living on the Highway - Freddie King, Russell, Leon
8. Walking by Myself - Freddie King, Lane, James A.
9. Tore Down - Freddie King, Thompson, Sonny
10. Palace of the King - Freddie King, Russell, Leon
11. Lowdown in Lodi - Freddie King, Fogerty, John
12. Reconsider Baby - Freddie King, Fulson, Lowell
13. Big Leg Woman (With a Short Short Mini Skirt) - Freddie King, Russell, Leon
14. Me and My Guitar - Freddie King, Russell, Leon
15. I'd Rather Be Blind - Freddie King, Russell, Leon
16. Can't Trust Your Neighbor - Freddie King, Hayes, Isaac
17. You Were Wrong - Freddie King, King, Freddie
18. How Many More Years - Freddie King, Howlin' Wolf
19. Ain't No Sunshine - Freddie King, Withers, Bill
20. The Sky Is Crying - Freddie King, James, Elmore
21. That's All Right - Freddie King, Rogers, Jimmy
Disc: 2
1. Woman Across the River - Freddie King, Krutcher, B.
2. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Freddie King, Dixon, Willie
3. Danger Zone - Freddie King, Mayfield, Percy
4. Boogie Man - Freddie King, Blackwell, Chuck
5. Leave My Woman Alone - Freddie King, Charles, Ray [1]
6. Just a Little Bit - Freddie King, Bass, Ralph
7. Yonders Wall - Freddie King, James, Elmore
8. Help Me Through the Day - Freddie King, Russell, Leon
9. I'm Ready - Freddie King, Dixon, Willie
10. Trouble in Mind - Freddie King, Jones, Richard [1]
11. You Don't Have to Go - Freddie King, Reed, Jimmy [1]
12. Please Send Me Someone to Love - Freddie King, Mayfield, Percy
13. Gimme Some Lovin' - Freddie King, Davis, Spencer
14. Love Her With a Feeling - Freddie King, King, Freddie
15. Boogie Funk - Freddie King,
16. It Hurts Me Too - Freddie King, Winwood, Steve
17. Something You Got - Freddie King, Kenner, Chris
18. Ain't No Big Deal on You - Freddie King, Campbell, Milton
19. I Just Want to Make Love to You - Freddie King, Dixon, Willie
20. Hide Away - Freddie King, King, Freddie

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 03:20 PM
Saw him open for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band back in '73 at Arlington Race Track outside Chicago....free show....I took my younger brother to see the Dirt Band and we got there early and watched Freddie just tear it up. He was a very big man who had a huge presence which you couldn't help but be drawn to. By the end of the show everyone was on their feet and he had this enormous grin on his face as he walked down and shook a lot of people's hands. I was vaguely aware of him before the show (he was on a sister label of Cotillion, which Emerson, Lake and Palmer were on and who I was a fan of, and in those days records had liners that had all the other artists of the label on it....actually discovered a lot of cool artists and records that way.

I sure knew who he was after the show. Then the Grand Funk song "We're An American Band" came out and a lot more people knew who he was.

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 09:31 PM
How about Dickey being in that video! Freddie seemed like he was a cool cat. I also have the King of The Blues cd which was a compilation of 3 cds-- Getting Ready, Texas Cannonball and Woman Across The River. This is the only Freddie Cd that I have. Can anyone recommend others? Any good sounding live Cds available.
 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 10:02 PM
Heard Freddie open for the ABB here in Tallahassee back in the early or mid 70's but I'll be darn if I can remember when it was. I'll have to find out. The venue was a wrestling arena... It was the 1st time I'd heard Freddie - great show

 

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  posted on 11/17/2008 at 11:10 PM
I found out that the person in the video was not Dickey. Not only does the guy look like Dickey, he sounds like Dickey. I was told that the name of the person is Richard Halpin. Sure fooled me.
 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 01:44 AM
Personally, my only exposure to Freddie was by way of Stevie Ray Vaughn, who did the In Session cd with him. FABULOUS....Definitely need to add to the collection. Just great stuff......
 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 08:00 AM
Listened to alot of Freddy and Albert in the 70's!

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 09:29 AM

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 09:30 AM
I would recommend most of his early to mid 70's albums such as...

1.) My Feeling of the Blues
2.) Texas Cannonball
3.) Getting Ready
4.) Woman Across The River (The Album from which the ABB took their version)
5.) Are You Ready For Freddie (Live Album- very good)
6.) Burglar

All great stuff- Leon Russell produced a few of these. I dig him as a singer first and a guitar player second. Kind of like Little Milton.

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 09:35 AM
Hey Pumpkin Escobar (feels good just to type it)
Check your pm's! lol

 

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  posted on 11/18/2008 at 02:22 PM
I hasd the pleasure of having two of Freddie's band mates in my band in Shreveport, La. These guys are just incredible musicians. I miss 'em. Both are over 70 and still playing.

 

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