Random Riffage: Freddie King takes you down

Without blues being what it was, we would not have any of the music featured on this blog. It’s thanks to people like Freddie King that we have such excellent bands playing such excellent riffs.

Freddie King is often known as one of the “Three Kings” of the electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B King. I really don’t listen to as much blues as I probably should but there’s two Freddie King songs that are always on my rotation.

First up is 1971’s “Going Down”, also know as “that intro riff on Eastbound and Down”. One of his more broad spectrum rock songs, it’s a banger from start to finish.

Last is a song and video I found on youtube. I don’t know what the actual song title is but all you need to know is it’s a 5 minute and 1 second jam chock full of bluesy shredding. It also contains Freddie King’s extravagant brand of big collar swag.


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