Freddie King - Let's Hide Away and Dance Away (album stream)

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Freddie King - Let's Hide Away and Dance Away With Freddie King (Full Album)

Instrumental album by Freddie King. One of the best blues albums of all time.

Hideway 00:00
Butterscotch 02:43
Sen-Sa-Shun 05:47
Side Tracked 08:41
The Stumble 11:48
Wash Out 15:02
San Ho Zay 17:40
Just Pickin 20:20
Heads Up 22:53
In The Open 25:26
Out Front 28:37
Swooshy 31:17

Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King is a 1961 instrumental album by blues guitarist and singer Freddie "The Texas Cannonball" King. Released on King Records, the album contained a number of influential songs and two hit singles, "Hide Away" and "San-Ho-Zay". The former reached #5 on the "Black Singles" chart and #29 on the "Pop Singles" chart, while the latter reached #4 and #47. The album, itself influential, has been critically well received.

The album and several of the songs it contains have been influential. According to 2006's Encyclopedia of the Blues, the song "Hide Away" has become "[o]ne of the most popular blues instrumentals of all time", a "mandatory staple of blues bands" at its time and "a standard for countless blues and rock musicians performing today." All Music Guide to the Blues indicates that in addition to "Hide Away", which it describes as "Freddie King's signature tune and most influential recording", several of the other songs on the album also became blues classics, including "San-Ho-Zay" and "The Stumble". Encyclopedia of the Blues adds that "Sen-Sa-Shun", too, became a favorite songs for instrumental bands. Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, who have covered "Hide Away" and "Heads Up" live on several occasions, specifically cited "San-Ho-Zay" and "Sensation" (sic) as among the Freddie King album tracks that inspired him.

The album, which was cited as an influence by notable blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. was critically well received. It is described in the Encyclopedia of the Blues as "highly regarded". In 2007, the Houston Chronicle listed the album as #6 on its list of 75 essential Texas blues albums, indicating that "If Gilmer's King had only recorded the song Hide Away, his legend as an influential blues guitar player would be secure. But this entire album cooks."
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