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Freddie King Very Best of Freddy King, Volume 2

Very Best of Freddy King, Volume 2
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CD Details

  • Digitally Mastered By: Little Walter DeVenne
  • Liner Notes: Victor Pearlin
  • Compiled By: Victor Pearlin
  • Released: March 14, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Collectables Records

Description by OLDIES.com:

The second of three CDs which cover the entire recorded output of Freddy King for the King and Federal record labels. Recorded between July, 1961 and November, 1962, highlights of this collection include "Bossa Nova Blues," "You're Barking Up The Wrong Tree" and "(The Welfare) Turns Its Back On You."

Tracks:

  • 1.Swooshy
  • 2.High Rise
  • 3.Texas Oil
  • 4.She Put The Whammy On Me
  • 5.I'm On My Way To Atlanta
  • 6.Over Drive
  • 7.Driving Sideways
  • 8.Sittin' On The Boatdock
  • 9.Come On
  • 10.Do The President Twist
  • 11.(Let Your Love) Watch Over Me
  • 12.You Can't Hide
  • 13.It's Easy Child
  • 14.Your Love Keeps A-Working On Me
  • 15.What About Love
  • 16.Bossa Nova Blues
  • 17.The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist
  • 18.Walk Down That Aisle (Honey Chile)
  • 19.Someday After A While (You'll Be Sorry)
  • 20.You Walked In
  • 21.You're Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree
  • 22.Is My Baby Mad With Me
  • 23.(The Welfare) Turns Its Back On You
  • 24.It Hurts To Be In Love
  • 25.Look Ma I'm Crying

Product Description:

Liner Note Author: Victor Pearlin.
The phrase "very best of" in an album title usually indicates a highly selective collection of an artist's career highlights. By that standard, Collectables Records' The Very Best of Freddy King, Vol. 2 should be called something else; a more accurate description of the contents would be "The Complete Freddy King on Federal Records, Vol. 2." That's because this is the second of three discs that present every recording King made for the King Records subsidiary Federal in chronological order. It picks up at the end of a July 25, 1961, session and continues through November 29, 1962. King enjoyed considerable chart success throughout 1961, but the hits stopped coming after that. This album finds him trying different approaches to meet the marketplace. "Sittin' on the Boondock," cut January 10, 1962, betrays the influence of Lee Dorsey's fall 1961 hit "Ya Ya"; there are four duets with Federal labelmate Lula Reed and even one song, "Your Love Keeps A-Working on Me," sung by Reed alone; and there are numbers with titles that use the words bossa nova and twist (and even one called "The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist") in an attempt to cash in on fads. It was all unavailing and, happily, on his November 1962 sessions King finally returned to more of a straight blues approach. Blues fans will respond most strongly to the final seven tracks on the album, which display his undiminished authority as a blues guitarist. While not nearly as impressive a set as the first volume in the series, this one still has enough good blues playing to make it worth adding to one's blues collection. ~ William Ruhlmann
Very Best Of King/Federal/DeLuxe Records

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Rating 4.5 The King of the King Record label Music Lover: from Topeka, KS -- January, 2, 2006

This comment applies to volumes one, two, and three in this series of CDs by Freddie King.

Here is your chance to hear all of Freddie King's recordings made for the King/Federal label. These are among the very finest post-World War II era blues recordings.

I am glad I got to see Freddie King perform once on stage in the 1970s.


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  • Sales Rank: 14,460
  • UPC: 090431282526
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