"He taught me just about everything I needed to know...when and when not to make a stand...when and when not to show your hand...and most important of all...how to make love to a guitar!-Eric Clapton. Freddie King, hard-driving and perhaps driven, was only 42 when he died on December 28, 1976. The intensity of the performances in this video suggest an artist who burned at full throttle every time he played. Guitarists as diverse as Eric Clapton, Michael Bloomfield and Jerry Garcia have cited King as a formative influence. Most of the clips in this collection come from a unique time warp, a fleeting moment when Southern R&B collided with mid-60s "Mod" and rendered a show called The!!!!Beat The show run in 1966 may have been ahead of its time. The time it brings us is one when television programming for black audiences was nonexistent and blues remained a powerful force in Southern black popular music. Freddie King was 31 at the time of THE!!!!BEAT, playing and singing in prime form. The DVD collection presents all of Freddie King's appearances from this unique series. The DVD concludes with three tunes performed in Sweden in 1973 and shows Freddie's artistic growth.
Tracklisting: 1. Funny Bone 2. Have You Ever Loved A Woman 3. San-Ho-Zay 4. I'm Torn Down 5. Hide Away 6. I Love The Woman 7. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag 8. See See Baby 9. Sitting On The Boatdock 10. Shuffle 11. She Put The Whammy On Me 12. San-Ho-Zay 13. Funny Bone 14. Hide Away 15. Have You Ever Loved A Woman 16. Blues Band Shuffle 17. Big Leg Woman