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Easily One of the Most Influential Blues Guitarists Of Any Generation, Freddie
King Was A Guitar Hero Before There Was "Guitar Hero"!
Freddie King was an original, the most gifted electric blues guitarist of the
post-Chicago southside blues sound... In contrast to his peers he was the
consummate musician. Freddie had an awesome stage presence. No one walked away
disappointed from his larger than life performances. He was the triple threat -
the musician, the composer, the singer.
This album, originally released in 1971, contains 10 tracks including "Same Old
Blues" and "Dust My Broom".
Freddie King is easily one of the most influential blues guitarists of his or
any generation. Any blues enthusiast or guitar aficionado would have him ranked
high on their list of all-time greats. He was a guitar hero before there was
Getting Ready... was King's first of three releases for Shelter Records, Leon
Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he
reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his
favorites, Freddie King.
Recorded in October 1970 at the TER-MAR Chess Studios in Chicago and released in
1971, Getting Ready... is proof positive that King was the man and that Shelter
Records was one cool label. The record includes a cover of Jimmy Rogers' classic
"Walking By Myself" and King references Rogers also in the lyrics of another
track on the record, "Living On The Highway". Rogers was the first artist to
record for APO Records label and the first to appear in concert at Blue Heaven
More APO and Blue Heaven tie-ins to Freddie King include Jimmie Lee Robinson,
who while living was the veritable soul of APO and Blue Heaven. When King moved
from Texas to Southside Chicago around 1950, he formed his first ever band, The
Every Hour Blues Boys, with Robinson.
The backing band for Getting Ready... includes the stud cast of Leon Russell on
piano and guitars, Duck Dunn on bass, Don Preston on guitar, Jon Gallie on
organ, Chuck Blackwell on drums and Charles Myers on drums.
• 200 Gram Vinyl
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• All analogue recording
Freddie King, electric guitar
Leon Russell, piano, guitars
Don Preston, guitar
Jon Gallie, organ
Duck Dunn, bass
Chuck Blackwell, drums
Charles Myers, drums
Claudia Lennear, vocals
Kathi McDonald, vocals
Don Preston, vocals
Joey Cooper, vocals
1. Same Old Blues
2. Dust My Broom
3. Worried Life Blues
4. Five Long Years
5. Key To the Highway
6. Going Down
7. Living On the Highway
8. Walking By Myself
9. Tore Down
10. Palace Of the King