Freddie King : Getting Ready...

Freddie King : Getting Ready...


Freddie King (guitar), Leon Russell (piano, guitars), Don Preston (guitar), Jon Gallie (organ), Duck Dunn (bass), Chuck Blackwell & Charles Myers (drums), Claudia Lennear, Kathi McDonald, Don Preston, Joey Cooper (vocals)

Shelter 8905

Analogue Productions - Quality Records : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Same Old Blues
A2 - Dust My Broom
A3 - Worried Life Blues
A4 - Five Long Years
A5 - Key To the Highway
B1 - Going Down
B2 - Living On the Highway
B3 - Walking By Myself
B4 - Tore Down
B5 - Palace Of the King

Recorded in October 1970 at the Ter-Mar Chess Studios in Chicago

Getting Ready... was King's first of three releases for Shelter Records, Leon Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his favorites, Freddie King.

Freddie King is easily one of the most influential blues guitarists of his or any generation. Any blues enthusiast or guitar aficionado would have him ranked high on their list of all-time greats. He was a guitar hero before there was "Guitar Hero".

The record includes a cover of Jimmy Rogers' classic "Walking By Myself" and King references Rogers also in the lyrics of another track on the record, "Living On The Highway". Rogers was the first artist to record for APO Records label and the first to appear in concert at Blue Heaven Studios.

This Analogue Productions LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed on 200-gram virgin vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.