Freddie King


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One of the three Kings of the Blues Guitar!

Freddie King, the least known of the three kings, Freddie was Clapton‘s favorite.

His legendary instrumental’s The Stumble and Hide Away have been imitated by most aspiring blues guitar players. Freddie recorded many more and became known for it.

Not just a great guitarist, Freddie had a sensational vocal up his sleeve, showcased on tunes like Have You Ever Loved A Woman, I’m Tore Down and Bill Withers Ain’t No Sunshine.


The Stumble

One of Freddie’s most notable instrumental recordings we find in The Stumble, a 1962 recording and one of 30 instrumental songs he recorded with producer/pianist Sonny Thompson.

Perhaps not as well known as Hide Away, The Stumble does present a great challenge for the budding blues player.

As with all learning of the guitar, the deeper you dig, the more you’ll find. Should you want to learn to become a better blues guitarist, aim to imitate every nuance of Freddie’s playing as you copy him.

Only once you’ve properly nailed it, should you let it go.


Freddie King | Tunes


The Stumble (Instrumental)

||: A7 | A7 | E7 (F#7 F7) | E7 |
| A7 | A7 | B7 | B7 |
| E N.C | E N.C | A N.C A N.C | F#/A# |
| B7 C#m7 | F#7 B7 | E7 A7 | E7 B7 :||

Go to The Stumble chords.