Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Greats Of The Blues: Freddy King

Freddy King, known as "The Texas Cannonball", was one of the most influential yet unknown blues artists of the 1960's and early 1970's. Unfortunately, he died at the age of 42 of heart failure. King inspired many young white guitarists around the world including Eric Clapton and Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac).

King's record "Let's Hide Away And Dance Away With Freddy King" (1961) is an instrumental classic that every guitar player should aspire to.

To learn more about Freddy King you can check out this biography at Wikipedia.

King's vocals were booming and his guitar style was original, and this can be easily appreciated in these two videos. In my opinion, one video cannot do justice to Freddy King.

Freddy King plays "Hide Away".

Freddy King plays "Big Legged Woman".


Anonymous said...

well son, your taste is truly impeccable, same as mine ;)

Brings back a lot of good memories listening to his stuff again.

That period from the late 50's through to the mid 70's was a musical peak unsurpassed in my view.

Anonymous said...

If possible, can you post the "Rydex Bullish and Leveraged v. Bearish and Leveraged/ daily" chart? I'm interested in seeing after today's reversal, are bears out in full force again?


Guy M. Lerner said...

sure I will post the rydex chart or charts in the morning....the data usually comes to me around 9 am

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for posting the chart Guy!

2nd Anonymous