Little Freddie King (from the album Fried Rice and Chicken available on Orleans Records)
Mississippi-style Blues backs the ‘best of’ compilation released by Orleans Records to tcollect their 1994-1998 recordings of Little Freddie King. Born in McComb, Mississippi, Little Freddie King, a cousin of Lightnin’ Hopkins, made his way to New Orleans somewhere between fourteen and seventeen years old. He became a part of the Crescent City music scene, playing both electric and acoustic guitar, deep into Delta Blues while maintaining the Mississippi homegrown brand of Country Blues. Fried Rice and Chicken revisits the music of Ray Charles with a dark rumble underneath “What’d I Say”, uses a foundation of rhythmic rattle to wonder “Do She Ever Think of Me”, and shakes out scratchy notes for “Kinky Cotton Fields”.
Little Freddie King’s guitar work is the blood coursing through the veins of Fried Rice and Chicken, his playing daring the rhythms to keep pace in “Sing Sang Sung”, tangling the notes to travel across “Cleo’s Back”, his thumb-strummed chords the footsteps to follow in to “The Great Chinese”, and his finger-picked noted pecking and poking at “Bad Chicken”.
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