Blues styles that Freddie represented

Freddie King based his guitar style on Chicago and Texas blues influences, and here are the characteristics of both styles.

TEXAS BLUES

Texas blues is blues music from Texas. As a regional style, its original form was characterized by jazz and swing influences, and the Texas tunes include jazz, spirituals, gospel, rock ‘n’ roll, Tex-Mex, Cajun, Hillbilly, the music of Czechs, Germans and other European immigrants. It began to appear in the early 1900s among African Americans who worked in oilfields and ranches. Black musicians sometimes played for whites, who listened and danced. A performer would sing a line, repeat it, and then close the stanza with a rhyming line that often contained an ironic twist. Though this 12-bar form became the most common, eight- and 16-bar blues also existed. In the 1920s, Blind Lemon Jefferson innovated the style by using jazz-like improvisation and single string accompaniment on a guitar; Jefferson’s influence defined the field and inspired later performers. Texas had a strong tradition of piano blues, too, hard-hitting music with strong elements of ragtime, the music popularized by composers such as Texarkana-born Scott Joplin. Texas-born musicians played a major role in the development of the electric guitar. Some of the most popular Texas blues players are T-Bone Walker, Lightnin Hopkins. Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Vaughan, Blind Lenon Jefferson, Freddie King. W. C. Clark.

CHICAGO BLUES

The Chicago blues is a form of blues that is developed in Illinois, Chicago and its performed in urban style. It was one of the most significant influences on early rock music; Chuck Berry has signed with Chess a record that was one of the most significant Chicago blues record labels. It is based on the sound of the electric guitar and the harmonica, with the harmonica, played through a PA system or guitar amplifier. It began following the Great Migration of African Americans from the southern US to the industrial cities of the north, including Chicago, which is the third blues capital of the world. One of the most significant early incubators for Chicago blues was the open-air market on Maxwell Street. It was a great location for blues musicians to perform, earn tips, and jam with other musicians.

Michael Frank, the founder of Earwig Music, became involved in the blues in his years as a junior high school student. He took up the harmonica and joined the band of David “Honeyboy” Edwards. Frank. He has recorded some of the most important Chicago blues players. Some of the most popular Chicago blues players are Big Leon Brooks, Jim Brewer, Corky Siegel, Little Willie Anderson, Liz Mandeville, Phil Baron, Michael, Frank Billy Branch.