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Let's Hide Away & Dance Away

4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 16, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: King
  • ASIN: B00000179Z
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Of the three Kings of the blues, Freddie King (or Freddy King, as he was billed during his early period recording for King/Federal) had the most apparent pop sensibilities - at least, he did until B.B. King hipped up to letting pop embellishments enhance his blues (not for nothing was "The Thrill Is Gone" the biggest single hit of his career) and Albert King hooked up with Stax and let the deep soul side his blues had previously just hinted come full force. Like his Yexas predecessor Clarence (Gatemouth) Brown (who also had the jazz sensibilities long enough noted in B.B. King's music), the third King so consciously sought the hooks and the grips of pop that it shouldn't be a surprise that he found reasonable enough commercial success from almost the word go.
But Freddie King also gave proof to the idea that, often as not, the most enduring art springs from the most elemental commercial impetus. Looking for the hooks he certainly was, but in the process he uncorked a round of recordings which had a profound influence on the coming blues revival - young guitarists in England and the United States were breaking their fingers copying his licks as arduously as those of any of the other blues guitarmeisters. (Dave Marsh, for one, has written of "Hide Away," his signature instrumental, "If you can imagine one song inspiring Cream's "Wheels of Fire," which is exactly what it did, "Hide Away" will grab you as very rock and roll, indeed," though he had mostly in mind the live cuts on that album; Eric Clapton, who cut a searing version of the song in his days with John Mayall, has long admitted that Freddie King had at least as much influence upon him as did Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.
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Having listened to most of Freddie Kings recorded work from around 1968 on, I was completely unprepared for the truly brilliant performances on this album's dozen tunes. King makes playing the guitar seem as natural walking. The songs show a tremendous variety in content, approach, technique and style--something one might not expect from even the best blues albums. Each song has some of the catchiest melodies you're likely to ever hear from a guitar player in any genre. And they are fun. Do yourself a big favor. Buy this album. Then buy "Freddie King give you a Bonanza of Insturmentals". Because of the dozens of blues/rock albums cut in a similiar vein, these two are at the top of the list.
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This is the best blues instrumental guitar album ever. Boy there are some killer licks to listen to on this one. I promise that any blues fan would love to have this album in their collection guaranteeed!!!!!!!!! When I put this cd in to listen to it I couldnt believe how many great artists Freddie King has influenced. Eric Clapton has copied songs off this Paul Butterfield blues band has copied also Stevie Ray Vaughn has too. This album has killer inspiration to me buy this if you like electric guitar blues boy you will boogie woogie.
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What can one say, its FREDDIE KING! This is an all instrumental album, no singing, and pretty much what Eric Clapton used to learn to play the blues, as well as Jimmy Page and others. Many of these tunes you will recognize because many others like Stevie Ray Vaughan did covers of these tunes. This is Freddie with his Les Paul gold top with P90's, I bought the album because I am a pickup designer and needed good reference recordings to hear what they sounded like back in those days in the original guitars. Freddie is probably playing thru some Fender tweed type amp, with the thick strings of the time and the amp not cranked very much. This kind of playing is what sets the wanna-be players from professionals who don't need tricks and distortion to play and get good tone out of just a guitar and a simple amp. Freddie's style never changed but by the time the 70's came around he was singing like the iconic bluesman he always was and playing through loud cranked amps with his Gibson 335 type guitar and doing some really screaming solos, but making every note count. Get it.
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Early 60s blues guitar instrumentals played with fire and precision as hip dance-pop singles. Sounds strange in theory, but succeeds brilliantly on every level. Catchy, smoking, hip blues.
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this is the early 1960's King Records Freddie King Instrumental music that made him famous, the inspiration for Eric Clapton, (I saw them play together at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City in 1976), his pre-Shelter Records days, and this si one great CD of instrumental (for the most part) up-beat blues stuff. A lot has been written about B.B. King, Albert King, and Freddie King, and who was better and that kind of stuff but I love all of them, there is no one "better" than the other.
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Great CD, if you love instumental blues, It don't get no better than this. One bit of advice, don't buy from MOVIEMARS, they left me hanging for almost a month, then told me they could not find it,then a few days later had it up for sail again, its there now and at the lowest price. Spend a little more and get it from a different seller. I bought from someone else and had it in less than a week.
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