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Freddy King Live At The Travis County Jail


From ricsternberg:
“This is an excerpt from a 13.5 minute piece I produced, shot and edited over 33 years ago. From this footage, at least 4 other YouTube clips have been uploaded without permission or credits.

I don’t know how those people got the video but here’s the story behind the original: Freddie was in Austin to play at the Armadillo World Headquarters. Richard Halpin (Jail Arts & Education Project) got Freddie and his brother Bennie to play for the inmates at the Travis Co. Jail. The prisoners loved it. So did the musicians.

I shot it with help from William McLellan & Linda Evans. It was shot with a single tube camera and recorded on a 1/2″ reel-reel portapack.

It is funky old video but a record of a terrific performance and selfless act by the late great artist, Freddie King.”

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