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The King Years 1961-1962 [Double CD]

Freddy King Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Not Now Music Ltd
  • ASIN: B00ESQJ90O
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,067 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. See See Baby
2. Lonesome Whistle Blues
3. Takin' Care Of Business
4. Have You Ever Loved AWoman
5. You Know That You Love Me (But You Never Tell Me So)
6. I'm Tore Down
7. I Love The Woman
8. Let Me Be (Stay Away From Me)
9. It's Too Bad Things Are Going So Tough
10. You've Got To Love Her With A Feeling
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Hide Away
2. Butterscotch
3. Sen-Sa-Shun
4. Side Tracked
5. The Stumble
6. Wash Out
7. San-Ho-Zay
8. Just Pickin
9. Heads Up
10. In The Open
See all 14 tracks on this disc

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A favourite of guitar legends (and God) Peter Green, Mick Taylor and Eric Clapton, Texas born Freddy King is perhaps lesser known than Albert and B.B. but holds his own as a true Blues guitar great. The two discs here feature Freddy's first two albums released on King records. The first supplied numerous charting singles while the second is entirely instrumental and houses his masterpiece 'Hideaway'. The bonus tracks included pair King and label mate Lulu Reed.

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(2CD) His first two (classic!) studio albums in full + singles including a 4 songs with Lula Reed - 28 tracks.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic rock started here 13 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If Eric Clapton had not heard this at John Mayall's House, rock guitar would be a very different animal? All the best
Paul Balmer - Amazon's No 1 in Guitar
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4.0 out of 5 stars DHR 25 Dec 2013
By DHR
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This is a really great complication of his early work at King records. One record of vocals and one of instrumentals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What A Talent 20 July 2014
By 6 String Guy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Freddy King - The King Years 1961-1962
There are many compilations of Freddy King's recordings. This may not be the best but for the price and what you get, this is hard to beat. Disc 1 is Freddy playing the blues with his great vocals and guitar front and center. Many of these became blues classics and were covered by many other artists. Disc 2 features instrumentals with an R&B twist and again the guitar fronts the band. These tracks seem a little less serious than the blues tracks but the musicianship is high and that guitar is loud and clear making for a fun listen. The music that Freddy King put down before 1962 is amazing and you can easily understand why so many who followed copied his licks. Freddy was one of the first guys to pull together the blues and R&B sounds and he certainly earned his spot as one the most revered and influential guitar players in music history. Buy this or another of the many collections of the great Freddy King. His music is essential to fans of blues and R&B!
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