Su madre y tío comenzaron a enseñarle a tocar la guitarra a los seis años de edad. En 1950, su familia y él emigraron de Texas al lado sur de Chicago. En 1952 se casó con Jessie Burnett.
Freddie perfeccionó su propio estilo de tocar la guitarra basado en las influencias del blues de Texas y Chicago y fue el primer músico de blues en tener una banda multirracial. Aunque fue muy conocido por grabaciones como "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" (1960) y su éxito ubicado en los Top 40 , "Hide Away" (1961), el cual primero fue grabado con Will Aiken. También se le conoce por álbumse como, Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King (1961) y Burglar (1974).
Cuando era un adolescente de 16 años visitó clubes locales en donde escuchaba música blues ejecutada por Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, y Sonny Boy Williamson. King tocó con Muddy Waters, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Lockwood, Jr. y Little WaltER. Seguir leyendo....
Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976), thought to have been born as Frederick Christian, originally recording as Freddy King, and nicknamed "The Texas Cannonball", 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, as well as being the youngest of the three.
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 onstage with him 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 had a twenty-year recording career and became established as an influential guitarist with hits for Federal Records, in the early 1960s. He inspired American musicians such as Jerry Garcia, Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie Vaughan and others. His influence was also felt in UK, through recordings by blues revivalists such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Chicken Shack. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Read more....
Freddie King - Live in Europe 1973 & 1974
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