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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Freddie King 1972 The Texas Cannonball

Freddie King also known as Freddy King and "The Texas Cannonball" (born September 3 1934 and died December 28 1976), was an influential African-American blues guitarist and singer. He perfected his own guitar style based on Texas and Chicago influences and was one of the first artists to have a multi-racial backing band on stage with him at live performances. He is known for his recordings such as "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" (1960) and his top 40 hit "Hide Away" (1961), as well as albums such as Let's Hideaway and dance (1961) and Burglar (1974). King had a twenty year recording career and became established as an influential guitarist. He inspired American musicians including Bill Freeman, Denny Campbell and Jimmie Vaughan, also mid 1960's UK British Blues reivalists such as Eric Clapton, Chicken Shack and Peter Green. King died from heart failure on December 28, 1976, aged forty two.

Similar to his first Shelter outing (Getting Ready), but with more of a rock feel. That's due as much to the material as the production. Besides covering tunes by Jimmy Rogers, Howlin' Wolf, and Elmore James, King tackles compositions by Leon Russell and, more unexpectedly, Bill Withers, Isaac Hayes-David Porter, and John Fogerty (whose "Lodi" is reworked into "Lowdown in Lodi"). King's own pen remained virtually in retirement, as he wrote only one of the album's tracks. - All Music Guide.


01 - Lowdown In Lodi

02 - Reconsider Baby

03 - Big Legged Woman

04 - Me And My Guitar

05 - I'd Rather Be Blind

06 - Can't Trust Your Neighbor

07 - You Was Wrong

08 - How Many More Years

09 - Ain't No Sunshine

10 - The Sky Is Crying



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