Monday, September 3, 2012

Double Blues Birthdays Whammy: Freddie King & Memphis Slim!

Not one, but TWO awesome birthdays? Why yes sir (and ma'am)... today, in 1915 and 1934, Memphis Slim and Freddie King (respectively) were born.

Memphis Slim

Memphis Slim is known to be a piano legend, and one of the staples of the Chicago Blues. He has performed on his own and with others in the early scene.

Here's a video for Slim:

Freddie King

As for Freddie King, he is the guitar virtuoso who is the champion of Texas blues. He just rocked the place man!

Here's "Hideaway", one of his classics:

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