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1 	Hobo Blues 	
2 	Can't do Nothin' Babe 	
3 	Tough Frog to Swallow 	
4 	Bus Station Blues 	
5 	Baby Please Don't Go 	
6 	Chicken Dance 	
7 	Big Boss Man 	
8 	Wang Dang Doodle 	
9 	Standin' At Yo Door 	
10 	Josephine 	
11 	Sing Sang Sung

Little Freddie King - guitar,vocals
'Wacko' Wade Wright - drums
Bobby Lewis Ditullio - harmonica
William Jordan - bass 

 

Jazz, R&B, and funk, authentic Mississippi Delta juke-joint blues from Luittle Freddie King, pure and uncut. A great live set. ---bear-family.com

 

'New Orleans musical tradition is usually steeped in jazz, R&B, and funk, which is why Little Freddie King is such a unique local treasure - he delivers nothing but authentic Mississippi Delta juke-joint blues, pure and uncut, presented with the kind of laidback stagger and sometimes frightening shaggy dog tales you only find in The City That Care Forgot. This live set showcases an unschooled master at work: his guitar leads are taut and springy, his vocals booming in the best field holler tradition, his spare three piece backing band tipping to catch him when his pawn shop guitar wanders off the beaten path. This is the pure gutbucket blues from a man who's lived the life, a fascinating and raucous document of one of the last truly unselfconscious blues moaners''…. ---Offbeat Magazine, Editorial Reviews

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Little Freddie King - Messin' Around Tha House (2008) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6261-little-freddie-king/23895-little-freddie-king-messin-around-tha-house-2008.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6261-little-freddie-king/23895-little-freddie-king-messin-around-tha-house-2008.html Little Freddie King - Messin' Around Tha House (2008)

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1 	Messin' Around Tha House (Remix) 	5:01
2 	Can't Do Nothing Babe 	5:12
3 	Dig Me A Hole (Remix) 	3:14
4 	Goin Out Da Mountain 	6:37
5 	Sad Sad News (Remix) 	3:05
6 	The Things I Use To Do 	5:27
7 	Kinghead Shuffle 	3:51
8 	Bad News 	7:09
9 	Goin' Upstairs 	5:15
10 	Washerteria Woman 	9:16

Bass – Anthony "Skeet" Anderson
Drums – "Wacko" Wade Wright
Harmonica – Bobby Lewis Ditullio
Lead Guitar And Vvocal – Little Freddie King

 

LITTLE FREDDIE KING – Master “JukeBlues” Musician. If you want the real blues – and I’m not talkin’ about some long-haired hippy beatin’ on a National Resonator guitar or a mustachioed, Italian-suited slickster blowin’ on a chromatic harmonica – baby, you’d better call Little Freddie King. Normally only seen once a month at B.J.’s, a lounge located in the lowest bowels of the Ninth Ward where he shares floor space with a pool table and various carpet remnants, don’t think for a second that his band won’t be able to create the proper mood without their usual scrappy surroundings. The minute Freddie straps on his guitar and strikes up his gnarled chord and drummer “Wacko” Wade makes his presence known with a definitive cymbal crash, this lean, mean, swampy aggregation of gut-bucket wild men transforms the poshest of venues into a back-o-town beer joint.

Born in McComb, Mississippi in 1940, Fread Martin grew up playing alongside his blues guitar-picking father, then rode the rails to New Orleans during the early fifties where he crossed paths with itinerant South Louisiana blues man such as Polka Dot Slim and Boogie Bill Webb whose unique country-cum-urban styles would influence his own. Honing his guitar chops at notorious joints like the Bucket Of Blood (which he later immortalized in song), he jammed and gigged with Bo Diddley and John Lee Hooker, and also played bass fro Freddy King during one of the guitarist’s stints in New Orleans. People began comparing the two musicians’ styles, hence Martin’s nome-de-plume. While well-versed in a variety of styles, nowadays Little Freddie sounds a lot more like his cousin Lightin’ Hopkins – albeit after a three day corn liquor bender! Nevertheless, the King sobriquet is fitting, as Freddie is undeniably the monarch of the Crescent City blues scene.

Freddie’s mid-sixties recording debut – an unreleased session for Booker/Invicta Records – is one that will seemingly live forever in blues infamy. The very same notorious basement set-up that released so many killer discs by gospel guitar-slinger the Reverend Charlie Jackson – as well as below-the-radar classics by the Zion Harmonizers, the Rocks Of Harmony and Sister Alberta – the pairing of label and artist could hardly have been more perfect. If the lost tape is ever discovered, it’ll be a watershed day in musical history, so start digging!!

Slightly easier to find, but occasionally almost as elusive, is Freddie’s actual debut, a 1971 LP on New Orleans’ Ahura Mazda Records on which he shared billing with his band mate John S. “Harmonica” Williams. Unofficially titled Rock and Roll Blues, the nine original songs that make up the LP are raw, gut-wrenching and filled with passion. “Born Dead” is an unbelievable survey of racism in Mississippi courtesy of vocalist Newton Greer, while Williams and King are featured strongly throughout. Freddie contributes two rocking instrumentals, “Sideways” and “The Kings’ Special.” While it was a milestone in New Orleans blues, the album’s potent nastiness went under appreciated at the time. Leave it to Little Freddie to resurface 36 years later with Swamp Boogie (Orleans), an album of purely original material (notable titles are “The Great Chinese” and “Cat Squall Blues”) that features the likes of Earl “Pass The Hatchet” Stanley on bass! He followed it in 2000 with Sing Sang Sung, a greasy live set that documented more New Orleans street poetry like “Bad Chicken” and the aforementioned “Bucket of Blood.”

Reviewing Sing Sang Sung for Offbeat Magazine. Local blues writer Robert Fontenot captured the Little Freddie phenomena perfectly: “It ain’t pretty…You can practically smell the Chinese food and chicken coming from Chun King …the slop bucket wheeze put out on his cover of King Curtis’s “Soul Twist” is potent enough to turn George W. Bush into the Godfather of Soul. It’s THAT country and THAT ghetto.” And that’s about all you need to know, except that Freddie inked a deal with Fat Possum Records awhile back and his long-awaited latest You Don’t Know What I Know – which contains his genius “Crackhead Joe” – was released in April (05). We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Little Freddie is in the house!! ---cdbaby.com

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Little Freddie King - Chasing Tha Blues (2012) http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6261-little-freddie-king/23875-little-freddie-king-chasing-tha-blues-2012.html http://www.theblues-thatjazz.com/en/blues/6261-little-freddie-king/23875-little-freddie-king-chasing-tha-blues-2012.html Little Freddie King - Chasing Tha Blues (2012)

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1 	Born Dead 	4:37
2 	Crackho Flo 	3:43
3 	Louisiana Train Wreck 	3:30
4 	Got Tha Blues On My Back 	4:49
5 	Pcket Full Of Money 	3:55
6 	Back In New Orleans 	3:59
7 	King Freddie's Shuffle 	5:23
8 	Great Great Bamboozle 	3:43
9 	Night Time In Treme 	4:45
10 	Bywater Crawl 	4:32
11 	Standin' At Yo Door 	5:00
12 	Mixed Bucket Of Blood 	3:23

Anthony Anderson - Guitar (Bass)
Robert Lewis DiTullio, Jr. - Harp
Little Freddie King - 	Guitars, Primary Artist, Vocals
"Wacko" Wade Wright - Drums

 

Little Freddie King's life has always been hard. Hell, not long ago he was blown out of New Orleans by Katrina and he went missing for a time. It's always been this tough and it always will be. Chasing Tha Blues takes you on a rough ride through Freddie's life. It's all here, including what is the toughest, grittiest blues anthem you've ever heard - Born Dead. Freddie came up in the Mississippi that is hard to think about. Born Dead puts you in a high row in the cotton fields. A few simple lines and it's clear that these same fields were for hanging. No matter whether it's at home at BJ's in NOLA, on the road in New York, or overseas, the vocals are made of grit and tears and the guitar licks can't be written down. The power is in the spaces between the notes. -Scott M. Bock, Living Blues (USA), Juke (UK), Block (Netherlands) ---Editorial Reviews, amazon.com

 

Like pianist Henry Gray, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Little Freddie King enjoys something of a revered senior status in his hometown of New Orleans. He's revered because there aren't that many musicians his age performing as frequently and with such gusto and vigor as he displays.

Now in his seventies, King believes in keeping active, like his octogenarian friend, pianist Henry Gray. King keeps touring, recording, and of course, playing as many gigs as possible each year in the Crescent City. He has a monthly residency gig at BJ's Lounge in the city's lower 9th ward.

During Hurricane Katrina, the spry King simply rode his bike through encroaching flood waters to make his way to safety.

King was born Fread E. Martin in 1940 in McComb, MS, the same town that gave blues lovers Ellis McDaniel, better known as Bo Diddley, and Omar Kent Dykes. King grew up playing guitar alongside his guitar-playing father, Jesse James Martin, who showed him his first few chords.

In the mid-'50s, King he took the train to New Orleans where he met up with and learned from the likes of Polka Dot Slim and "Boogie Bill" Webb, and also shared stages and time with John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley. He also played bass for Freddie King, the Texas guitar wizard. People talked about and compared their guitar styles, and some said they sounded very similar, so Martin became Little Freddie King. King's cousin was another pioneer acoustic and electric bluesman, Lightnin' Hopkins.

King's recording debut didn't come about until 1970, after an earlier, mid-60's Crescent City recording session was never released. Called Rock and Roll Blues, it consisted of nine songs on an LP for the Ahura Mazda label, a local Crescent City record company. Like his more recent '90s and 2000s recordings, Rock and Roll Blues is as raw, gut-bucket, and visceral as you can imagine, accompanied by his then-harmonica player, John S. "Harmonica" Williams.

After an absence from recording for more than three decades, King once again got behind the microphone in 1997 to release Swamp Boogie for Orleans Records. He followed up with Sing Sang Sung in 2000 for the same label. In 2005, he recorded and released You Don't Know What I Know for Fat Possum Records, and more recently, he's recorded Messin' Around tha House in 2008 for MadeWright Records and Gotta Walk with da King in February, 2010, also for MadeWright. Gotta Walk with da King was recorded live at the 9th Annual Thirsty Ear Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and unlike so many live recordings, this one takes advantage of all the latest available advancements in recording technologies. It features clear definition between band and audience, as well as bandmembers' instruments, and there are just the right hints of audience ambience, also heard on several live Jazzfest recordings from the 2010s. Although he's based himself in New Orleans since he was a teenager, King's guitar and singing styles are based back in his Mississippi Delta hometown of McComb. He's always used his thumb as his pick, giving his guitar playing a fuller, earthier sound.. ---Richard Skelly, allmusic.com

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