The World Renowned, Hard to Kill, Pistol Packin, Chicken Pickin, String Pulling, Show Stoppin’, Freight Train Hoppin’, Game Cock Walkin’, Master of Electricity, King of the 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-- Only available at the La. Music Factory.
BLUES 'N' JAZZ 2010
TWO DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE, DR.JOHN & DR.BONES (WHICH ON ONE DO YOU WANT TO OPERATE ON YOU?)
"Peoples Health Champion" 30 Dec 2012 Thanks to my ladies at PH and the photographers,
you made an old dude SMILE.
"EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDEDIBLY CLOSE" Tom Hanks / Sandra Bullock
Song: "CLEO'S BACK" producer Warner Bros, Movie, 2012
"THE HAIRY BIKERS" / Si and David, co-stars BBC-TV (London based) filmed a segment with
N.O. ambassador of "American Root Blues" , LFK / March 2012
"THE 11TH INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS" Nominated by a distinguished judging panelist in the Blues Album Categroy for "GOTTA WALK WITH DA KING" in The 11th IMAs.
"BIG EASY AWARD" 2008 / 09 & 2011 Blues Performer of the Year
"LOUISIANA MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE" presented by Tom Shepard on 8 Oct 2010
"LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR BLUES EXCELLENCE INDUCTEE" presented by James Hines, New Orleans Blues Society 8 Oct 2010 "BLUES SONG OF 2010" by Big City Blues Magazine
"Gotta Walk With da KING", 2010 live performance.
"MISSISSIPPI BLUES TRAIL MARKER - SUMMIT ST." recognized Freddie and his cousin, Vasti Jackson and blues homies. Presented by the "City of Mc Comb, Miss." Ms. Tasha Dillion, manager
"TREME" HBO-TV SERIES. 2012 performance and song "Night Time in Treme"
"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
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
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.
GOTTA WALK WITH da KING https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gotta-walk-with-da-king/id352174279?uo=4 (2010) MadeWright Records 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.