Although his career was tragically cut short by his death at the age of 42, Freddie King was one of America's most distinctive and influential electric blues guitarists, leaving an indelible mark on more than one generation of guitar superstars, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Rolling Stones' Mick Taylor. The Texas-born axeman began playing guitar at the age of six, and in his teens moved with his family to the South Side of Chicago, where he was inspired by witnessing club gigs by such seminal electric bluesmen as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers and Elmore James. Originally billed as Freddy King, he began recording in 1957, revealing a massively influential style that merged his Texas and Chicago influences, and soon achieved commercial success with a series of infectious instrumental hits.
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King, Freddy (Freddie) - Bossa Nova and Blues LP
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    Pressed at R.T.I. on Vinyl!One of the Three Kings of blues guitar along with B.B. and Albert, Texas-born Freddy (Freddie) King influenced everyone from Eric Clapton and Peter Green in the UK to Jerry Garcia and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the States. But even his staying up all night playing poker with Grand Funk wasn�t enough to prevent his seminal King/Federal albums from staying out of print on vinyl for decades � until Sundazed came to the rescue.The reissue campaign that began with meticulously...

    King, Freddy (Freddie) - Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals
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      All-instrumental LP from the guitarist idolized by Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others. Vinyl Pressed at R.T.I.Freddie King's second all-instrumental album, Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals, originally released in 1965 on King Records' Federal subsidiary, continued the artist's winning streak, with such memorable King originals as "Manhole," "Freeway 75," "Low Tide" and "Funnybone." The 12-song LP demonstrates once again why King was one of his...

      King, Freddy (Freddie) - Freddy King Goes Surfin LP
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        FREDDY KING SURFS THE FRETBOARD FOR A WILD INSTRUMENTAL RIDE! vinyl � Pressed at RTISyd Nathan, impresario of Cincinatti's King Records, was the epitome of the old-school indie record label owner. Always hustling, Nathan regularly beat the odds to release hit after hit in multiple genres. He'd try anything if he thought it might work, or more precisely, if he thought it would make money. After Chess Records turned down guitarist/vocalist Freddy King several times for sounding too much like...

        King, Freddy (Freddie) - Lets Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King
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          All-instrumental LP from the guitarist idolized by Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others.Freddie King scored his biggest hit with 1961's "Hide Away," which became his signature tune; it also became a standard for bluesy bar bands on both sides of the Atlantic, and a regular feature of Eric Clapton's live sets. King followed "Hide Away" with a memorable series of self-penned instrumental hits, including the blues standards "San-Ho-Zay" and "The Stumble." The...