Freddie Brooks (musician)
Freddie Brooks is an American singer-songwriter and blues harmonica player. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he started performing on the Southern California blues scene in 1989. He played West Coast blues.
Brooks began playing in Southern California in 1989. He played with Bernie Pearl in a few bands before releasing his first and only album, One Little Word in 1999. Brooks was a regular performer in Orange County, California.
Randy Lewis of The Los Angeles Times praised Brooks' 1999 album One Little Word, complimenting the range of emotions of the songs. Mike Boehm, also of the Los Angeles Times, noted Brooks' versatility on the album, and compared his backing band to Booker T. & the MGs backing Otis Redding. The OC Weekly ranked Brooks as #111 in the greatest Orange County bands of all time, calling One Little Word one of the best albums of the decade, citing its originality and energy.
- One Little Word (1999)
- Boehm, Mike (15 September 1999). "Album Review; The Word on 'One Little Word'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
- "FORMER KANSAN MAKES SPLASH IN CALIFORNIA FREDDIE BROOKS IS A RISING STAR IN THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BLUES SCENE". Wichita Eagle. 14 November 1999. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
- Boehm, Mike (15 September 1999). "The Word on 'One Little Word". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- Lewis, Randy (6 January 2000). "The Orange County Contenders". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- "The 129 Greatest OC Bands Ever: 90 - 129". OC Weekly. 19 June 2003. Retrieved 8 April 2011.