HIDE AWAY

Latest update on 28/10/2011

Artist: Freddie King
Author: Freddie King/Sonny Thompson
Label: Federal
Year: 1960

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.

Covers:

1963:

[surf on Del-Fi]

1963:

Sentinals [on Del-Phi]

1966:

Bob Keene [surf on Mustang]

1966:

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers [with Eric Clapton]

1967:

Booker T. & The MG's

1977:

Lonnie Brooks

1984:

Stevie Ray Vaughan

1988:

Jeff Healey

1990:

Hideaway

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).

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