During his first session for Federal. Instrumental B-side of his second Federal single I Love The Woman; Top 5 R&B, Top 20 US in '61. Named after Mel's Hide Away Lounge, a club on Rosevelt Road on the west side of Chicago, using a melody line he picked up from Hound Dog Taylor, who was a regular there (admitted before his death). Name of that tune: Taylor's Boogie. Probably also in debt to Magic Sam's Do The Camel Walk, released a few weeks after Hide Away on Chief. Furthermore, Freddie threw in the characteristic bass figures from Jimmy McCracklin's The Walk and Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn Theme (both 1958). In I Am The Blues, Willie Dixon's biography, credits go to Irving Spencer.
Jimmie Vaughan: "If you didn't know how to play Hide Away, you might as well forget it. That was a requirement on any gig back then." More instrumentals followed: San-Ho-Say, Sen-Sa-Shun, The Stumble (see there).