Check out these new and used Freddie King vinyl records LPs for sale. Freddie King was born in 1934 in Gilmer, Texas and was taught guitar from his mother and uncle as a young boy. King started out playing acoustic blues similar to Lightning Hopkins. His family moved to Chicago in 1951 when Freddie was 16 years old, and he quickly started frequenting the local blues venues and became influenced by Eddie Taylor, Robert Junior Lockwood, Little Walter, and Muddy Waters. It was around this time that King started his own band called the Every Hour Blues Boys. In the late 1950s, Freddie became a session musician for Chess Records along with playing in Earlee Payton’s Blues Cats. By 1960, Freddie King was recording for Federal Records and put out his first single You’ve Got to Love Her With Feeling. This song was a minor success on the pop charts, but in his follow-up song Hide Away became a big sensation and King’s signature song. Freddie enjoyed his success and continued to record throughout the 60s. In 1970, he signed with Shelter Records and enjoyed more success with more popular albums. Freddie got to put out an album with Eric Clapton titled Burglar in 1974. Freddie King died in 1976 of heart failure at the young age of 42. We recommend starting your Freddie King vinyl collection with his outstanding Getting Ready from 1971. Our inventory changes frequently, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from blues musicians.