THE WORLD RENOWNED, HARD TO KILL, PISTOL PACKING, CHICKEN PICKIN, STRING PULLING, SHOW STOPPIN’, FREIGHT TRAIN HOPPIN’, GAME COCK WALKIN’, MASTER OF ELECTRICITY, KING OF THE GUT-BUCKET BLUES, CONNOISSEUR OF WOMEN, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS ----
LITTLE FREDDIE KING (Dr.Blues to da BONE) We first cottoned onto Fread Martin, a.k.a. Little Freddie King, a few years back when he released his GREAT"You Don't Know What I Know"disc for Fat Possum, the great Mississippi label dedicated to overlooked older bluesmen who play gutsy, lo-fi blues. A hard-living character who has been playing the rural electric blues of his native Mississippi in the lowest bowels of NEW ORLEANS' now-devastated Ninth Ward for years, King and his band have a penchant for hard-hitting, minimalist chords and lyrics, delivered by a cracked, heavily lived-in voice. Much of King's material has an old-style blues feel, but he is at his most charming when he strips it down to just guitar and howling vocals as depicted on his 2008"Messin' Around tha House" and excellent live performance on his 2010 "Gotta to Walk with da King". MadeWright Records new 2012 release picks up where "Crackhead Joe" (the premier socio-economic-political song of our time)left off presenting 12 new songs by Little Freddie "gut-bucket" King, cd entitled "Chasing tha Blues".
For you Vinyl collector's, check out "Back on Vinyl" 33-1/3 Direct to Disc (D2D), APO Record recording-- available at La. Music Factory & Euclid.
BLUES 'N' JAZZ 2010
TWO DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE, DR.JOHN & DR.BONES (WHICH ON ONE DO YOU WANT TO OPERATE ON YOU?)
Beyonce - "Lemonade"video/cd Mr. King performs a duet with "Miss Bey". Tell management, I am still waiting for my autographed photo.Very nice lady.
"LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ". "Bus Station Blues" preserved for posterity the 2003 French Quarter Festival. WWOZ Collection web page. It is a unique example of the deep and rich blues music of New Orleans. http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/wwozcollection.html
I had the privilege of meeting this amazing Mr. Little Freddie King and listening to him and his band. ..incredible! Thank you. ..i will never forget it. .gonna order the CD..
"He's one of the last of the blues generation to migrate to New Orleans who formed a SUBTERRANEAN subculture of downhome Mississippi blues artist. He presents the roots and rawness that's missing from a lot of blues today - or what passes for blues. He's the real thing."JIM O'NEAL, Founding editor Living Blues Mag.
BEST BLUES ALBUM 2013 by IMA (indie music)
SELECTED in TOP 10 CDS for 2012 by Keith Spera, music writer, Times-Picayune.CHASING tha BLUES https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/chasing-tha-blues/id491502696?uo=4 (2012 New Release) 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. When he finally settled back into town, Freddie was forced to move out of his new apartment by toxic Chinese dry wall that was wrecking the place. It's always been this tough and it always will be. CHASING tha BLUES takes you on a rough ride through Freddie's life. You get to meet Crackhoe Flo and hang out at theBucket of Blood. Scott M. Brock, Living Blues
This is a down and dirty straight forward, no-frills CD that captures real juke joint blues on a festival stage. Recorded LIVE at the Annual "Thirsty Ear Festival" in New Mexico, you can stand in the audience and yell "Crackhead Joe!" or "Who shot you Freddie?" You can feel the love and hear Freddie's soul.
On behalf of Music Resource Group, The IMAs, and our distinguished judging panelists, it is our pleasure to congratulae Little Freddie King on being nominated in the Blues Album Category for "GOTTA WALK WITH DA KING" in the 11th INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS.