Freddie King in a live performance of “Goin’ Down.” Today, I’m featuring the song as much as the artist. A lot of people think of Jeff Beck when they hear “Goin’ Down.” It was actually written by Leon Russell and Don Nix and recorded by Freddie King when he was with Russell’s label. Freddie King is one of the “Three Kings” along with BB and Albert. He played with several of Muddy Waters’ sidemen and other Chicago Blues mainstays including Jimmy Rogers, Hound Dog Taylor, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim and Little Walter. Freddie King was also an influence on many guitarists from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmy Vaughan, as well as Luther Allison and his son Bernard Allison.