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Showing posts with label Little Freddie King. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Little Freddie King. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Orleans Records artist: Little Freddie King - Fried Rice & Chicken - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Fried Rice & Chicken, from Little Freddie King and its a lot of fun. Opening with Willie Woods' super groove, Cleos Back, Freddie Martin aka Little Freddie King lays down his primitive, real deal blues. King has a loose but smart guitar style on this instrumental, backed by Earl Stanley on bass, Kerry Brown on drums and Crazy Rick Allen on organ. Very cool. Slow blues number, Mean Little Woman features King on vocal and this is where the rubber meets the road. Not only does King have meaty raw chops, but his vocals are authentic and unpolished. Excellent. The Great Chinese is drums laden with cool guitar rhythms. Ray Charles' What'd I Say is spirited with vibrant key work by Allen and  tight guitar and vocal by King. Very nice. Sing Sang Sung is a great rumble with Wacko Wade Wright on drums, Anthony Anderson on bass Bobby Lewis DiTullio on harp and of course Kings own spontaneous riffs on guitar. Very nice. Freddie King's Hide Away is up next and LF King shows his fluid riffs in King style. Not smooth like Freddie...not supposed to be. Excellent! Wrapping the release is Bad Chicken with it's Bo Diddley beat, harp by DiTullio, tom tom by Wright, bass by Anderson and lead chikin pickin  (and chicken call) by King. This is a really cool release and a lot of fun for everyone.  

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ironing Board Sam's Electric Jazzfest Return!


Ironing Board Sam's New Look at Jazzfest!
Ironing Board Sam at Jazzfest 2015

Ironing Board Sam, Major Handy, Ernie Vincent and Little Freddie King played at the New Orleans Jazzfest last week.

Jazzfest is always an amazing opportunity for our artists
; new fans experience their shows live and they are immersed in the musical camaraderie of the festival atmosphere. Ironing Board Sam, in particular, feels a strong connection to the festival, as it is where he debuted some of his most incredible stage shows (check out photos of the "underwater blues show" on our blog here!) This year, Sam's dazzling performance included a reflective outfit and drumming with flaming sticks!

Check out this video of Sam's drummer, Kerry Brown's, finale, and more photos from Jazzfest are on the blog here!

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