Freddie King - Getting Ready...
Freddie King - Getting Ready...
Freddie King - Getting Ready...
Freddie King - Getting Ready...

Freddie King - Getting Ready...

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Electric Guitar – Freddie King

Backing Vocals [Vocal Backing] – Claudia Lennear, Don Preston, Joey Cooper, Kathi McDonald

Bass – Duck Dunn

Guitar – Don Preston

Piano, Guitar – Leon Russell


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press :  Quality Record Pressings

Label :  Analogue Productions

Original Label :  Shelter Records

Recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago

Engineered by John Fry

Produced by Don Vix, Leon Russell

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Originally released 1971

Reissued in 2011


Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Same Old Blues
  2. Dust My Broom
  3. Worried Life Blues
  4. Five Long Years
  5. Key To the Highway

Side B:

  1. Going Down
  2. Living On the Highway
  3. Walking By Myself
  4. Tore Down
  5. Palace Of the King


Reviews :

"The first of Freddie King's three albums for Leon Russell's Shelter label set the tone for his work for the company: competent electric blues with a prominent rock/soul influence. King sings and plays well, but neither the sidemen nor the material challenge him to scale significant heights. Part of the problem is that King himself wrote none of the songs, which are divided between Chicago blues standards and material supplied by Leon Russell and Don Nix. The entire album is included on the compilation King of the Blues." AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger

"I took a listen to King's original version of his 'Same Old Blues' appearing on his 1971 LP, Getting Ready, re-issued by the always-reliable audiophile quality label, Analogue Productions. Here was Good Sound embodied: the tactile dynamic shadings and amplified heat from King's electric guitar were captured in an airy recording space; his vocals were clear and natural and he joined the chorus of background vocalists (and the twinkling of Leon Russell's piano) in a layered, dimensional space." — Nelson Brill,, April 15, 2018

"...the pure analog sound and straightforward recording technique let the music speak for itself...has an immediacy that few contemporary recordings can match, and with the QRP vinyl you'll get so much closer to the sound of the analog master tape." - Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac, August 28, 2011



AllMusic 3/5  ,  Discogs 4.5 / 5

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