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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.”

  1. Richard10-18-2016

    Rick, you are such an incredible smart talented and wonderful human being. THANKS for being you!

  2. Richard10-18-2016

    Rick you are an extraordinary talented smart and courageous human being. You selflessly did the Freddy king gig and made it historical! Inspirational and you made it able to inspire folks for decades way to go! THANKS for being the dynamite person you are.

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