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Freddie King based his guitar style on Texas and Chicago influences and was one of the first bluesmen to have a multi-racial backing band at live performances.
He is best known for singles such as “Have You Ever Loved a Woman” (1960) and his Top 40 hit “Hide Away” (1961).
He is also known for albums such as the early, instrumental-packed Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King (1961) and the later album Burglar (1974), which displayed King’s mature versatility as both player and singer in a range of blues and funk styles. (wikipedia)
Freddie King was born in 1934 in Gilmer. He began his musical career in Chicago clubs, with Little Sonny Cooper and Hound Dog Taylor. He is known for his specific style of playing the guitar. Techniques for using thumb and finger picks he learned from Jimmy Rogers.