Monday, March 12, 2012

Freddie King--Boogie Funk

What is it about the state of Texas?  It has produced some of histories meanest guitar players.  There's Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown, T-Bone Walker,  Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughn, Billy Gibbons and this guy Freddie King (I'm sure I've forgotten somebody so remind who).

This Freddie King instrumental "Boogie Funk" really cooks.  This version is live in 1973 from the British TV show "The Old Grey Whistle Test."  If you have never heard of The Old Grey Whistle Test, I highly recommend you YouTube it.  They have awesome, rare concert footage of just about every cool rock band--Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, The Faces, The Specials, The Tubes, Alex Harvey Band, the list goes on...

However, I digress.  The focus is on Freddie King and houserockin' Blues.  Check it out below.

I was unable to find a version of this song that rocks like the one above.  However, if you are so inclined you could purchase this studio version.

To learn more about Freddie King, click here.

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