Gotta Walk With Da King

Gotta Walk With Da King

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by Little Freddie King
     
 
While Fred Martin's musical persona as Little Freddie King does run parallel to his hero Freddie King, they are not related. In terms of his guitar playing and style, he definitely stays true to that form, while singing in a grittier tone than his namesake. These performances at the ninth annual Thirsty Ear Festival in Santa Fe, NM, span the gamut of electric blues

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While Fred Martin's musical persona as Little Freddie King does run parallel to his hero Freddie King, they are not related. In terms of his guitar playing and style, he definitely stays true to that form, while singing in a grittier tone than his namesake. These performances at the ninth annual Thirsty Ear Festival in Santa Fe, NM, span the gamut of electric blues subgenres with a mellow, down-easy groove, the sound that was a signature of the authentic Freddie King. With longstanding harmonica man Bobby DiTullio, Little Freddie and his band slide through an instrumental "Kinghead Shuffle," a slow "Bus Station Blues," a boogie-down "Walking with Freddie," with minimal vocals and insistent harp, and do the bompity-bomp rhythm with guitar scratching and rooster crows during "Chicken Dance." The hideaway blues that identified Freddie King's music is clear as a bell on "Goin' Out Da Mountain" and "I Use to Be Down," songs that exemplify the laid-back, no-worries approach of easy living and past bygones put away for good. Some upbeat music is heard, but mostly it's that steady rollin', seductive groove, with only marginal scolding, harsh thoughts, or even downheartedness, that makes Little Freddie King's jam-based music stand apart from many other past and current blues artists.

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Release Date:
02/16/2010
Label:
Madewright Records
UPC:
0884501258609
catalogNumber:
65
Rank:
97177

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Gotta Walk With Da King 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Big-Un More than 1 year ago
This CD was recorded live and really shows what Little Freddie King is all about. He is the last of a generation of "authentic" bluesmen and the blues scene will be a different place when he's gone. Hopefully,that's still a long way off.This CD has all the grit and grime that "real" blues has got to have . If you can't make it to a live Little Freddie King show,grab this CD ,it's almost as good as being there. Freddie's guitar playing and his singing are as raw as raw can be and his backing band really keeps him in the groove. They help to push him to just the kind of performance that you hear here. And,to top it all off,the cover photo is fantastic!