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Freddie King

  • The Best of Freddie King [Shelter, 1975] C+

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The Best of Freddie King [Shelter, 1975]
Although Freddie's renown as the inventor of electric blues guitar is a reward for his shameless Anglophilia (here documented on "Palace of the King"), he did cut some acute r&b sides for (of all labels) King in the '50s. Forget what the Anglophiles claim for his recent work--he's been coasting for years. Here he makes do with a bunch of Leon Russell and Don Nix boogies, his voice blurred, his guitar all fake and roll. C+