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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Freddie King

Rumors of a summer hiatus are false. All this hot weather has rendered us useless, well not all of us..ahem.. Any who,

Freddie King is the man. Texas claims Freddie King as its son, but although he was born on a farm near Gilmer in 1934, King's real contribution came as one of the young musicians from Chicago's West Side who challenged the Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf South Side musicians starting in the late '50s. Some great stuff to check out. The lesser known of the three "Kings" of blues, Freddie's blues guitar riffs have shaped rock guitarists for generations and after listening its easy to see why.