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The best kept secret in music

Press


The Soul of Freddie Hughes represents his return to the studio. The good news is that he still has that same remarkable, elastic instrument from 30 years ago: a clear, passionate voice which loses none of its power in the high registers. Think of a cross between O.V. Wright and Curtis Mayfield. On ballads like "Save Our Love," he pours his heart into the lyrics and takes the vocals into falsetto like a great gospel singer. On the upbeat "Love Land," he explores the bottom registers of his range.
- Blues Access 1998


Discography

Wee 1006/7 Send My Baby Back/Where's My Baby 1968
Wee 1010/11 My Baby Came Back/Love Can't Be Understood 1968
Wand 1182 Send My Baby Back/Where's My Baby 1968
Wand 1192 Natural Man/I Gotta Keep My Bluff In 1968
Wand 1197 He's No Good /I Gotta Keep My Bluff In 1968
HipStar 1013 Take Me As I Am Vocal & Instr. 197?
Janus 196 I Just Found Out/I've Got My Own Mind 1972
Janus ? Will You Be Here/? 1972
Happy Fox 504 Will You Be Here/? 197?
Greg Uh Rudy 002 Don't You Leave/Sarah Mae
Hatties 1110 Send My Baby Back/My Baby Came Back 1989

Solo Albums

Wand 664 Send My Baby Back 1968
Ifgam 197 Soul of Freddie Hughes 1997

As Lead Singer

OK Land 9102 CD "The Future Is Now" 2002

Featured Vocalist

Vitamin E

Buddah 6690 album - one track "Sharing" 1977

Bobby Murray

Viceroots 8027 CD "The Blues Is Now" - 2 tracks "Future Is Now" and "Loveland" 1996

Derick Hughes

B 4 Real "All For Love" - one track "Hip City" 2000

Park Place

Chump Change CD "Invisible Man" - one track "Higher Power" 2002

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Freddie Hughes was born at Berkeley’s Herrick Hospital. One of five Children, two girls and three boys, he is the second son born to his parents Fred W. Hughes Sr. And Lola Mae Anderson. At the age of five his remarkably high tenor voice was so impressively noticeable, the members of his congregation would throw money in appreciation. His glorious voice from God and his strong religious background gave way to his growth and grooming which has lead to the performer you see today.

His talent and love for music has glided him through many years of performance with personalities such as Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Etta James, Ike & Tina Turner and the Bobby Murray Band( band leader & guitarist for Etta James). Freddie has performed in venues, from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area to New York as well as London, France, Switzerland and Holland.

Song writer & Composer

Freddie’s love for music and his sensitivity afforded him many opportunities to express his feelings in a song. He has written songs drawn from his life’s experiences reflecting his soul, blues and jazz background. Lyrics so poetically expressed in his music, the melodic melodies are not only haunting, but timeless.

Hughes Music Today

Freddie voice has graced the grooves of many a song. His tenor voice has mellowed over the years like a fine wine. Singing under the musical direction of Chris Burns and produced by both Marlon Hunter and Chris Burns “The Soul of Freddie Hughes” was created in 1997. This CD contains songs co-written by Hughes, Burns and Hunter, recorded at the House of Hughes in Atlanta Ga.. On the IFGABM Label.

“The Future Is Now” CD features Freddie along with the International Alpha Band. Freddie accepted the invitation to sing lead vocals on this album Produced by Chris burns and released in 2000. On this CD Freddie is joined by his son Derrick Hughes singing “The Women I Want” co-written by Hughes and Burns. “Trying To Be A Better Man” was written by Freddie for his son.

Watch for Freddie’s New release “Higher Power” on “ The Invisible Man” album by Park Place, released on Chump Change Records