- THE FREDDIE KING - FRIDAY MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES
- ARE YOU READY FOR FREDDIE!!!!
- CELEBRATE 5 DECADES OF HIS MASTERPIECE
- FIRST TIME TRANSLUCENT RED VINYL
- PRODUCED BY LEON RUSSELL & DON NIX
- RECORDED AT TER-MAR CHESS STUDIOS, CHICAGO
- IMPECCABLY MASTERED FROM THE CAPITOL RECORDS/UNIVERSAL MUSIC TAPES BY JOE REAGOSO (HOWLIN' WOLF, B.B. KING, RAY CHARLES)
- STRIKING ORIGINAL COVER ART WITH PHOTO BY ED CARAEFF
- FEATURES FREDDIE KING CLASSICS: "GOING DOWN" "PALACE OF THE KING" "TORE DOWN" "SAME OLD BLUES" & "KEY TO THE HIGHWAY"
- Same Old Blues
- Dust My Broom
- Worried Life Blues
- Five Long Years
- Key To The Highway
- Going Down
- Living On The Highway
- Walking By Myself
- Tore Down
- Palace Of The King
FEATURED MUSICIANS: FREDDIE KING,LEON RUSSELL, DUCK DUNN, CLAUDIA LENNEAR, DON PRESTON, KATHI McDONALD, CHUCK BLACKWELL, & CHARLES MEYERS.
1971 was a very good year for Freddie King as he was enjoying new found crossover fame thanks to his many years of touring, many television appearances, and making consistently great recordings like his 1971 smash "Getting Ready"
This particular masterwork was produced by Leon Russell and Don Nix for Russell's Shelter Records label, after a successful then recent run with Cotillion/Atlantic Records.
The Lp kicks off with a stellar Don Nix original "Same Old Blues" followed up with the Elmore James classic "Dust My Broom", which gives you an idea what is in store for the entire masterwork.
Featuring one of the biggest blues and rock tracks of his career "Going Down", this particular tune brought a massive new and younger hip audience to the artist, and would develop his career to top of his game for the rest of the seventies until his untimely passing in 1976.
The line-up of musicians is second to none with his friends like Leon Russell, Donald Duck Dunn from Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Claudia Lennear and Don Preston then most recently with Joe Cocker's "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" tour, just to name a few, making this all star session one of the greatest of its time.
More great works like "Walking by Myself" "Palace Of The King" and the great Freddie King penned "Tore Down" would find their way on to early FM underground rock radio stations, as the guitar hero's music would find companionship on radio with folks like Eric Clapton, John Mayall, B.B. King, Johnny Winter and Canned Heat.
Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time super limited translucent red vinyl edition "Getting Ready" by Freddie King.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Leon Russell, B.B. King, Johnny Winter), we will also be including the original stunning album cover art, with the photography of Ed Caraeff, truly enhancing your Freddie King experience.