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ARTIST
TITLE
Bossa Nova and Blues
FORMAT
LP+CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOK 334LP DOK 334LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/19/2014

Freddy King -- a blazing, masterful blues guitarist, a gorgeous, heartbreaking singer, and a huge influence on Eric Clapton, Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many other performers -- made his original and greatest recordings for Cincinnati's King/ Federal labels between 1960 and 1966. This places him at the very end of the "golden age" of postwar, electric-guitar-band blues styles -- that is, of the period, from the late '40s to the late '60s, when this music was principally a popular black music form, played by black musicians for black audiences. One of the things that sets this Texas-born, Chicago-trained master apart from other great blues singer-guitarists of the post-war period is his use of the electric guitar, not only to punctuate his singing with answering riffs and solo choruses, but to take the spotlight on its own in a large body of infectious, driving, distinctive, and brilliant instrumental tunes. Freddy King Sings (1961) and Bossa Nova and Blues (1963) are beautiful examples of his style in the '60s. From the B.B. King school, but with his own searing style of singing and playing, it's a must for fans of modern blues. Every one of these editions contains six bonus tracks taken from his second instrumental album Let's Hide Away and Dance Away, so you can buy two and get three albums indeed! CD included featuring full album. 180 gram vinyl.