Watch the Don't Stumble online guitar lesson by Richard Van Bergen from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know
Besides being a great singer, Freddie King was famous for his instrumentals. His greatest hit was 'Hideaway' in 1961. It was on the strictly instrumental album : "Let’s Hide-away & Dance Away". Lick number 41 is an exerpt from another hit record called 'The Stumble'. Freddie wasn’t strictly a bluesman. He recorded several rhythm and blues songs, so Freddie was used to stepping out of the standard 12-bar blues progression. His playing was always bluesy, though! This lick is played over a I - VI - II - V progression. We’re in the key of E.