1. Sweet Home Chicago
2. Farther up the Road
3. Gambling Woman Blues
4. Sugar Sweet
5. She's a Burglar
6. Texas Flyer
7. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
8. Pulp Wood
9. TV Mama
10. Woman Across the River
11. T'Aint Nobody's Bizness If I Do
12. Things I Used to Do
13. You Can Run But You Can't Hide
14. Woke up This Morning
15. Meet Me in the Morning
Freddie King also known as Freddy King and "The Texas Cannonball" (born September 3 1934 and died December 28 1976), was an influential African-American blues guitarist and singer. He perfected his own guitar style based on Texas and Chicago influences and was one of the first artists to have a multi-racial backing band on stage with him at live performances.
He is known for his recordings such as "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" (1960) and his top 40 hit "Hide Away" (1961), as well as albums such as Let's Hideaway and Dance (1961) and Burglar (1974).
King had an intuitive style, often creating guitar parts similar to a second vocal line, using the open-string sound of Texas blues guitar and the raw, screaming tones of West Side Chicago blues. He usually played Gibson Es-335 guitars with a plastic thumb pick and a metal index-finger pick to achieve an aggressive finger attack, a style he learned from Jimmy Rogers. A testament to King's presence on the circuit of touring rock bands was Grand Funk Railroad's mention of King in their song We're an American Band", written by Don Brewer and based on incidents whilst touring with King.
Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Stevie Ray Vaughan have all have given him loving recognition and tall props.
Freddie King was a double threat on vocals and guitar. His hits Country Boy, Have You Ever Loved a Woman, and the Blues anthem You've Got to Love Her with a Feeling became standards for future Blues singers. Hits like Hide Away and Stumble have become Blues guitar classics. I'm Tore Down hit the charts twice. Freddie's original, and Eric Clapton's cover on his 1994 release From the Cradle.
King's voice was light and airy. His intensity would come out in his guitar. The contrast of these talents was Freddie King's signature style. At the start of the 60's, King recorded instrumental records. In 1965 he cut Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals. His later hits were vocal performances.
Freddie King recorded for numerous labels including Chess, Federal, Atlantic, and Leon Russell's Shelter Records. His last record, Burglar, was produced by Clapton for RSO Records in 1974.
Freddie King had a twenty year recording career and became established as an influential guitarist. He inspired American musicians including Bill Freeman, Denny Campbell and Jimmie Vaughan, also mid 1960's UK British Blues revivalists such as Eric Clapton, Chicken Shack and Peter Green.