"I can't forget when I first started listening to Freddie King. His tone was a straight monster...he would bend the hell out of a string and let it ring. I believe the rumors they say about Clapton wanting a Gibson ES-335 when he seen Freddie King, cause I myself was blown away by them. No one made those guitars sound sweeter than the Texas Cannonball did with his straight Blues. I would highly recommend anyone that has never heard Freddie King, go out and buy the album Getting Ready and just blo"
"Underrated? You said it. I even had to make the page for Freddie King on this site. That shows how far we've moved as a society to forget this legend.
The Texas Cannonball in other words, this man helped drive the grounds for what I call stompin' Texas Blues. SRV's heavy tone, and Eric Clapton's high bends were a big influence. There isn't any Texas Blues without this man, he deserves the credit as one of the standing forces.
Most of his popular songs have been covered, most notably is the ins"
Who the hell is Freddie King? In times, I am really surprised how over looked Freddie is. The Texas Flyer; he changed Blues forever just like the other 2 that had the name King (Albert and BB).
Without Freddie King, no "Hide Away" or "Have You Ever Loved A Woman". Granted Eric Clapton has kept those songs famous, and his versions are brilliant, but Freddie covered 'Have You Ever Loved A Woman' before him, and 'Hide Away' is a real gem instrumental that shows his style (SRV also did a great ver"