Taking Care of Business: Box Set
When it comes to documenting an artist’s career, nobody "takes care of business" like Bear Family, and this time it’s the legendary R&B guitarist Freddie King who’s the subject of the label’s obsessive compiling. This 7-CD set includes everything Freddie cut in the studio from 1956 to 1973 for the El-Bee, Federal, King, Cotillion-Atlantic and Shelter labels, 168 tracks that include such killer instrumentals as "Hide Away," "Lonesome Whistle Blues," "San Ho-Zay," "I’m Tore Down" and the piledriving "Going Down"! And the rarities? Alternate takes of classic Federal tracks like "You’ve Got to Love Her with a Feeling," "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" and "See See Baby," plus an entire unissued 1968 demo session that includes his rendition of J.B. Lenoir’s "The Mojo," available in no other studio version! Unpublished photos and memorabilia pack the 104-page hardcover book. "If I’m building a solo, I’ll start with a Freddie King line"—Eric Clapton.