Hide Away

Album: Honky Tonk! …King & Federal R&B Instrumentals (1960)
Charted: 29

Songfacts®:

  • King named this blues instrumental after Mel's Hideaway Lounge in Chicago, a Chicago club where many of the blues musicians of the era played.
  • Also known as "Hideaway", this standard was co-written with Sonny Thompson. Backed by "I Love The Woman" (which was originally the A-side), it was recorded at King Records, Cincinnati on August 26, 1960, and produced by keyboard player Thompson. It has been covered extensively by white musicians, including Johnny Winter, who opened his 1979 set on The Old Grey Whistle Test with an extended version. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander - London, England
  • The single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.

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