Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Freddie and the Freeloaders


28105 - Last Night
28106 - Freddie’s Blues
Redd Hedd RH-005 (1971)
Produced by Midnite Sound Studios (Danville, Illinois)

Hailing from Danville, Illinois, Freddy And The Freeloaders entertained audiences across the US and Canada from 1962 through 1992. The band was always fronted by singer/bassist Fred Halls. There were several member changes through the years. No matter who was in the band they were a consistent draw at any venue they performed. All of [their] music is at:

Their first record. They also recorded for I&I and 309 in 1972-73.

Other releases on the Redd Hedd label :

RH-001 - Danny Macklin - Home Of The Blues/Take A Stool (country pressed by RCA)
RH-002 ?
RH-003 - a country bopper by Gene Hooper titled "One Of A Kind" b/w "Forever" (pressed by RCA)
RH-004 - The Corps - Window Room/New York City (also pressed by Rite)

Midnite Sound Studio, a lo-tech facility, was the upstairs of an old house on Ross Lane road, South of Danville. Owned by Dean Carter (remember? Jailhouse Rock on Milky Way in 1967) and Arlie Miller.