1975 Freddie King – Larger Than Life

Larger Than Life is the last album by Freddie King, released in 1975.

Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an American blues guitarist and singer. He has been described as one of the “Three Kings” of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King. He was an influential guitarist with hits for Federal Records in the early 1960s. His soulful and powerful voice and distinctive guitar style inspired countless musicians, particularly guitarists (Eric Clapton is a notable example). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Tracks

1  It’s Better To Have (And Don’t Need) (Don Covay; Erskin Watts) 3:19
2  You Can Run But You Can’t Hide (Paul Butterfield) 3:29
3  Woke Up This Morning (BB King) 4:32
4  It’s Your Move (Jerry Ragovoy, Joey Levine) 3:35
5  Boogie Bump (Asari Graham; Harry Wilkins; Mike Vernon) 4:28
6  Meet Me In The Morning (Bob Dylan) 4:32
7  The Things I Used To Do (Eddie Jones) 7:40
8  Ain’t That I Don’t Love You (Buzz Clifford) 3:58
9  Have You Ever Loved A Woman (Billy Myles) 5:43

Media

Musicians

1 It’s Better To Have (And Don’t Need)

BassHenry Davis
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarFreddie King
GuitarWah Wah Watson
PianoPete Wingfield
PercussionMike Vernon
Background VocalsFirst Priority
VocalsFreddie King


2 You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

BassRobert Wilson
DrumsJohn Thomassie
GuitarFreddie King
GuitarMike O’Neil
OrganJim Wells Gordon
PianoKO Thomas
SaxJim Wells Gordon
SaxJerry Jumonville
TrumpetDarrell Leonard
TrumpetJohn Thomas
PercussionSam Clayton
VocalsFreddie King


3 Woke Up This Morning

BassRobert Wilson
DrumsJohn Thomassie
GuitarFreddie King
GuitarMike O’Neil
OrganJim Wells Gordon
PianoKO Thomas
SaxDavid Newman
SaxJim Wells Gordon
SaxJerry Jumonville
TrumpetDarrell Leonard
TrumpetJohn Thomas
PercussionSam Clayton
VocalsFreddie King


4 It’s Your Move

BassDelisle Harper
DrumsSteve Ferrone
VocalsFreddie King
GuitarBobby Tench
ClavinetRoy Davies
PianoPete Wingfield
SaxChris Mercer
SaxMick Eves
SaxSteve Gregory
TrumpetRon Carthy
VocalsFreddie King


5 Boogie Bump

BassHenry Davis
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarFreddie King
GuitarWah Wah Watson
PianoPete Wingfield
PianoSonny Burke
ClavinetSonny Burke
PercussionMike Vernon
Background VocalsFirst Priority
VocalsFreddie King


6 Meet Me In The Morning

BassRobert Wilson
DrumsJohn Thomassie
GuitarFreddie King
GuitarMike O’Neil
OrganJim Wells Gordon
PianoKO Thomas
SaxDavid Newman
SaxJoe Davis
SaxJim Wells Gordon
SaxJerry Jumonville
TrumpetDarrell Leonard
TrumpetJohn Thomas
PercussionSam Clayton
VocalsFreddie King


7 The Things I Used To Do

BassRobert Wilson
DrumsJohn Thomassie
GuitarFreddie King
GuitarMike O’Neil
OrganJim Wells Gordon
PianoKO Thomas
SaxJoe Davis
SaxJim Wells Gordon
SaxJerry Jumonville
TrumpetDarrell Leonard
TrumpetJohn Thomas
PercussionSam Clayton
VocalsFreddie King


8 Ain’t That I Don’t Love You

BassRobert Wilson
DrumsJohn Thomassie
GuitarFreddie King
GuitarMike O’Neil
OrganJim Wells Gordon
SaxJoe Davis
SaxJim Wells Gordon
TrumpetDarrell Leonard
TrumpetJohn Thomas
PercussionSam Clayton
VocalsFreddie King


9 Have You Ever Loved A Woman

BassBenny Turner
DrumsCharles Meyers
GuitarFreddie King
GuitarAndrew Jones Jr
Slide GuitarMike O’Neil
OrganAlvin Hemphill
PianoLewis Stephens
SaxJerry Jumonville
SaxJoe Davis
TrumpetDarrell Leonard
TrumpetJohn Thomas
VocalsFreddie King

Liner Notes

Producer – Mike Vernon (Tracks 1, 4, 5)
Producer – Darrell Leonard (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer (Executive) – Bill Oakes
Arranged By – Darrell Leonard (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Chris Mercer (Track 4)
Engineer (Recording) – Andrew Berliner, Ralph Moss (Tracks 1, 5)
Engineer (Recording) – Chris Skene (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Engineer (Recording) – Barry Hammond (Track 4)
Engineer (Re-mix) – Michael Boshears (Tracks 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Art Direction – Abie Sussman
Cover – Karen Katz
Photography By (Back Cover) – Carlos Vasquez
Photography By (Cover) – Larry Couzens

Phonographic Copyright (p) – RSO Records Ltd.
Marketed By – Polydor Ltd.
Printed By – James Upton Ltd.
Made By – James Upton Ltd.
Mastered At – Kendun Recorders
Recorded At – Crystal Sound
Recorded At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
Recorded At – Armadillo World Headquarters
Recorded At – Chipping Norton Recording Studios
Mixed At – Chipping Norton Recording Studios
Mixed At – Clover Recorders