Freddie King

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Freddie King (1934-1976), the one and only "Texas Cannonball", fused the open-string sound of Texas blues guitar and the raw, screaming tones of West Side Chicago blues. As a guitarist, he is best known for his extremely aggressive picking attack (using a thumbpick and steel fingerpick), his phenomenal collection of signature riffs, and one of the most wicked vibratos the planet has ever seen. His guitar playing was matched in intensity only by his voice.

He is also one of the "Three Kings," the two being Albert King and the living legend, B.B. King.

Here's Freddie...


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