“GOTTA WALK with DA KING” is a down and dirty, straight forward, no-frills CD that captures real juke joint blues on a festival stage. This CD needs to be heard. Recorded at the 9th Annual Thirsty Ear Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can really feel the soul of Freddie’s music. Freddie lays back and lets 69 years of hell raising and tough living come through his vocals and guitar. Listening to his self-taught, gut bucket blues brings back memories of recent, wild nights at B.J.’s Lounge in New Orleans Ninth Ward. It also a reminder of his youthful days with Polka Dot Slim and Boogie Bill Webb at Ida’s Place on Bayou Liberty and all those joint-jukes in Shrewsbury, LA - Club Melody, the Saints Lounge, the Stereo Club and the notorious “Bucket Of Blood”. These were all the places where a young boy who grew up in Mc Comb, Mississippi first learned about the sins of the city.
Riding his bike through Hurricane Katrina waters to safety, Freddie doesn’t just play the blues; he is the blues you’ve heard about and thought had been washed away. With the same band that’s backed him for over a decade, this is rough and raw music while being laid back and easy at the same time.
Though he has lived in New Orleans since his teens, King’s playing and singing are unmistakably rooted in his native Mississippi Delta soil. He is electric but gritty and his thumb is always his pick, giving his guitar playing a powerful, thick sound. Despite his fierce reputation as “Rough and Tumble”, back in the early days he marvels at having become a blues elder. MadeWright Records, Inc.
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Discover the musical talents of Little Freddie King and his latest album, “Gotta Walk With Da King,” as this CD is brimming with memorizing heartfelt Blues. King takes the trials of his life and creates an enticing collection of genuine Blues songs that are rootsy and melodic. “Bus Station Blues” is not only soulful and sincere but the vocals are deeply embedded with empathetic lyrics. The upbeat and vibrant song, “Chicken Dance,” is overflowing with blues flavored guitar licks and subtle harmonica in a happy little tune. The unshakable blues guitar riffs and easy flowing drums on, “Mean Little Woman,” adds to the gritty appeal this song has to offer. Fans of soulful and laid back Blues will surely enjoy the compositions on the excellent CD, “Gotta Walk With Da King.”
-Diane and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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LITTLE FREDDIE KING: Gotta Walk With Da King