Great Performances But Falls Flat in the Packaging
Plotfather | Los Angeles, Ca, USA | 08/01/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The problem with this series of guitar instructional material is the lack of accurate tab. In the case of this particularly DVD, there is no tab; just a little useless booklet that gives a guide to notation and lists the chords used in the songs. Also, it is advertised as giving a complete breakdown on playing the songs. This is true except for the last one, Sen-sa-shun which is played straight through with the closing credits.
On the positive side, Duke Robillard's performance of the songs is superb and very inspiring, particularly The Stumble. I recommend this to die-hard Freddie King fans and advanced guitar players but the lack of tablature will probably be a source of frustration to beginners."
John N. Fulmore | Payette, Idaho | 03/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"finally, a DVD that explains how to play my favorite Freddie King instrumental...Hideaway. Duke Robillard (formerly of Roomfull of Blues) takes you through the instrumental and then breaks it down into parts that are easily learned. My video (I have the video version) came with TAB. This DVD along with the publication "The Freddie King Collection," some time practicing and keeping in mind a key point made by Mr. Robillard - that these instrumentals are not meant to be copied note for note but are meant to be an inspiration for you to add your own flavor, flair or licks to the mix - combine to make this an excellent investment for someone trying to get an introduction to one of the greatest electric bluesman...Freddie King. Highly recommended!"