(September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976), thought to have been born as Frederick
Christian, originally recording as Freddy King, and nicknamed "The Texas
Cannonball", was an influential American blues guitarist and singer. He is
often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar,
along with Albert King and B.B. King, as well as being the youngest of the
Freddie King based
his guitar style on Texas and Chicago influences and was one of the first
bluesmen to have a multi-racial backing band onstage with him at live
performances. He is best known for singles such as "Have You Ever Loved A
Woman" (1960) and his Top 40 hit "Hide Away" (1961). He is also
known for albums such as the early, instrumental-packed Let's Hide Away and
Dance Away with Freddy King (1961) and the later album Burglar (1974), which
displayed King's mature versatility as both player and singer in a range of
blues and funk styles. Recorded in May, 1961.
Heart" (sometimes called "(My) Bleeding Heart") is a song
written and recorded by American blues musician Elmore James in 1961.
Considered "among the greatest of James' songs."
Heart" is a slow-tempo twelve-bar blues that features Elmore James' vocal
and slide guitar. It was recorded during one of his last recording sessions and
has session musicians providing accompaniment, instead of James' regular band
the "Broomdusters". According to producer Bobby Robinson, it was his
idea to record James with a "big band sound" and to hire band leader
Paul Williams to arrange the horn section.
recorded in 1961, "Bleeding Heart" was not released until 1965, two
years after James' death. It was first issued as the B-side to the first
pressing of "It Hurts Me Too" (Enjoy 2015), which became a Billboard
R&B chart hit and made an appearance in the pop chart. "Bleeding
Heart" was later released with "Mean Mistreatin' Mama" (Enjoy 2020).
These single versions were edited to 2:37; a 3:05 version later appeared on the
Elmore James Memorial Album and various compilation albums, sometimes with the
title "(My) Bleeding Heart".
v, slide guitar / Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams bar sax / George Coleman
(probably) ts / Danny Moore t / Dickie Harris (probably) tb / Nehemiah
"Riff" Ruffin g / Johnny Acey p / Unknown bass / Johnny or Earl