MESSIN' AROUND THA HOUSE
(MADEWRIGHT RECORDS, 2008)
Little Freddie King Returns
posted by Greg "Doc" Lefebre
27 Mar Doc@Jazz901.org Rochester, NY
When Lightin’ Hopkins is your cousin and you’ve played with such greats as Slim Harpo, the expectations are going to be high. Little Freddie King delivers again on his new release, “Messin’ Around The House” (MadeWright Records). Originally from Mississippi, Little Freddie is mainly known as the local “Blues-Guitar Legend” of New Orleans, where he currently resides. Aside from the three remix tracks by D.J. Martin Tino Gross (Detroit’s Howling Diablos fame), this is a down and dirty straight forward blues CD that needs to be heard. “Wacko” Wade Wright who doubles as producer and drummer on the CD has really captured the soul of Freddie’s music. If you liked the R.L. Burnside remix CDs or you like to hit the treadmill, the remix tunes will do right by you. My favorites tracks are when Freddie just lays back and lets his 68 years of living and playing the blues come alive. Yes his name comes from being compared to the late great Freddie King, who Little Freddie actually had the chance to play bass with during a stop in New Orleans. The excitement of this new release continues as Little Freddie King has lined up some touring outside New Orleans. He’ll be at the Crawfish Festival in Augusta, NJ - Memorial Day Weekend. If you can’t make that then plan on catching him at his usual Spring Stops , the French Quarter Festival, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & The Ponderosa Stomp.