Freddie King was one of three blues giants with the surname King together with B.B. and Albert who were all unconnected. Freddie was a strong presence and formidable figure in 2 of the most prominent blues scenes. In the state, he was born in (and to which he ultimately returned), he was referred to as the “Texas Cannonball.” For much of the Fifties and early Sixties, he was a Chicago blues legend, particularly on the city’s West Side. Revered by his fans and appreciated by his peers, King was best-known for his searing, assertive solos and dynamic showmanship.