“Freddie Freeloader”

Finally it is almost over. The next song is “Freddie Freeloader” by Miles Davis on Kind Of Blue. The reason why I am happy I have written about each song is just that. Although this is a great jazz album that is being still spoken of today in reviews, his album is repetitive. Negativity is something I would never compare this album to at all. The fact is there was only six songs on his 1959 release with two of them being the same! So in reality I am being forced to write the same things over and over which I hate.

                “Freddie Freeloader” by Miles Davis is witty. I feel listening to this song puts an image in my mind of the neighborhood junkie almost. Freddie can also be that person that everyone tries to avoid, in school outside in the park it is like wait here comes Debo (from Friday) let’s put all our jewelry away and act like we don’t see him. I like it because no matter what society, culture or part of the world you are in that character exists everywhere! With the bassist at the end, it becomes so evident that he is on the prowl for his next victim.

                The only thing is I want a personality of its own for the number two track on Kind OF Blue. Being after something always means a statement has to be made since you can never be number one already. This song just blends in right after which some people can enjoy. An album should have correspondence with all the other songs lined up so there is a flow, which I completely understand. I appreciate Mr. Davis keeping to the theme in that sense.

                Listening to “Freddie Freeloader” right now I feel a different way. A free loader usually wants the shine for free, whether its food, money, clothes to me they are just lazy and want the world to cater to them as if already owing something to them. This song is just that. It becomes a freeloader, number two taking the shine off the number song as if Miles Davis purposely entitled it this yet again! I rate this song a three. It is in the middle for not giving me its all but since I was happier listening to the tunes anyway it is not too bad.


Author: Tiy Hampton

20 something year old New Yorker, that will make a difference. Open minded, talkative, only child. Shopping, traveling and food are my favorite. God first. I do radio, I model, I write, I report on events and conduct interviews. I believe you must do what you love in order to truly live. #ForTheLove

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