Freddie King

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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.

King became an influential guitarist with hits for Federal Records in the early 1960s. He inspired musicians such as Jerry Garcia, Dickey Betts, Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie Vaughan. His influence was also felt in Britain through recordings by blues artists such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Chicken Shack. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Freddy King Sings Freddie King 2
1961 Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddie King Freddie King 2
1963 Bossa Nova and Blues Freddie King 2
1970 My Feeling for the Blues Freddie King 2
1971 Getting Ready... Freddie King 2
1973 Woman Across the River Freddie King 1
1974 Burglar Freddie King 4
1988 Boy-Girl-Boy Freddie King, Lula Reed & Sonny Thompson 1
1991 The Texas Cannonball Freddie King 1
1991 Palace of the King Freddie King 1
2002 Blue on Blues Albert King & Freddie King 1
Are You Ready for Freddy? Freddie King 1
Freddie King Is a Blues Master Freddie King 1
Larger Than Life Freddie King 1
Texas Flyer Freddie King 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 The Best of Freddie King Freddie King 1
1993 Blues Guitar Hero Freddie King 1
1993 Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King Freddie King 1
1995 All His Hits Freddie King 1
1995 King of the Blues, Freddie King 1
1996 Freddy King Gives You A Bonanza Of Instrumentals Freddie King 1
1997 Stayin' Home With the Blues Freddie King 1
2002 The Very Best of Freddy King, Volume 1 Freddie King 1
2002 The Very Best of Freddy King, Volume 2 Freddie King 1
2002 The Very Best of Freddy King, Volume 3 Freddie King 1
2002 Blues Guitar Hero, Volume 2 Freddie King 1
2009 Taking Care of Business Freddie King 1
2012 The Complete King Federal Singles Freddie King 1
Greatest Hits Freddie King 1
Just Pickin': Let's Hide Away and Dance Away With Freddie King / Freddie King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals Freddie King 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1974 Texas Cannonball Freddie King 1
1989 Live in Nancy, 1975 Vol.1 Freddie King 2
1989 Live in Nancy, 1975 Vol.2 Freddie King 2
1996 Live at the Electric Ballroom, 1974 Freddie King 1
Live in Germany Freddie King 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1956 Country Boy / That's What You Think Freddie King 1
1960 Have You Ever Loved a Woman / You've Got to Love Her With a Feeling Freddie King 1
1960 I Love the Woman / Hide Away Freddie King 1
1961 I'm Tore Down / Sen-Sa-Shun Freddie King 1
1961 Christmas Tears / I Hear Jingle Bells Freddie King 1
1964 Driving Sideways / Someday After Awhile (You'll Be Gone) Freddie King 1
1965 Driving Sideways / Hideaway Freddie King 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
This Is the Blues Freddie King 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Freddie King (1934-1976) Freddie King 1
2000 The Best of Freddie King: The Shelter Records Years Freddie King 1
Texas in My Blues Freddie King 1
Texas Sensation Freddie King 2

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