BENNY TURNER - MY BROTHER'S BLUES CD & BOOK BUNDLE
Tribute To Freddie King
Album-length tributes to blues greats of decades past are nothing new, but this collection is truly special. It s one legendary brother paying tribute to another, who just happens to be one of the greatest bluesmen of all time. Freddie King and Benny Turner paid their dues on the road together at a time when simply traveling from one gig to the next could prove perilous to life and limb, and they emerged victorious, creating blues for the ages.
Benny learned his blues right alongside his immensely powerful older sibling. He played rock-solid bass for him during Freddie s early days in the rough-and-tumble blues joints of Chicago s West Side, where an aggressive new electric guitar-dominated style was formulating with Freddie and Magic Sam forcefully leading the way. Following a few years of backing other luminaries in the soul and gospel field, Benny was there beside Freddie once again throughout the glory years of the 70s, when King toured the globe, hobnobbed with rock royalty onstage and off, and fully assumed his regal place as one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.