Though the late blues guitarist/singer Freddy King (a.k.a. "Freddie" King) is not as well known (in America at least) as B.B. or Albert, he may be even more influential on rock and blues guitar in general - he was a favorite of much of the 60s blue(s)-wave from Britain. (Eric Clapton, for one, can be considered a major disciple.) Collectable Records has gathered up the material that F. King built his rep on, the King and Federal sides, and released them in three volumes. This here Volume 3, covering the years 1962-66, is likely to turn-off the hardcore blues purist with the song selection, but F. King fans and guitar maniacs will likely find a nirvana. King is all over the map here: 60s R&B balladry ("One Hundred Years"), surf-rock and country-flavored instrumentals ("Remington Ride," "Freddy’s Midnite Dream") and, of course, straight-up, yowling-up-the-stairs T-Bone Walker-style blues ("You’ve Got Me Licked"). Let’s keep it real, people: some of this material is downright cheesy, but like a great song stylist (Sinatra, Holiday, George Jones) with that rare combo of chutzpah, talent and gusto, King can transmute the commonest hunk of cheese into a tangy pate snack. And OY, that terse, joyously stinging, passionate guitar tone! Get The Best of.... Volume 3 and use it to lively-up the next dull party you find yourself at, or make a good party better.