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1940's Blues and Jazz Guitar

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Driftin' Blues > 1940's Blues and Jazz Guitar

Hello Friends,

This week we are finishing up Driftin' Blues and since I have a shoulder issue this week, our man Scott is going to write out the tab for the last two choruses of the song for you. I spend my time talking about forties style blues guitar and the development of the single string solo style from the early acoustic guitarist like Lonnie Johnson and Eddie Lang up to Charlie Christian, T-Bone and many more. I also talk about the electric guitars popularity beginning in the Southwest.

Enjoy!

Duke

 

 

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
texas blues
Duke Robillard
Driftin' Blues
Johnny Moore
Charles Brown

Print Print Chords & Tab

Charles Brown and Johnny Moore

Vocal 1st Time at 2:04

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Vocal 2nd Chorus

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charlie
charlie Jul 17, 2015

Hi gang - came across a really great article about Oscar Moore and the Fender Telecaster http://amodernist.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/oscar-moore-and-fender-1951.html Thought some of you might enjoy it...

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes May 25, 2015

Hello Duke! I finally got around to recording myself a piano/vocal track to play to. I would greatly appreciate any feedback you have on this one. It's such a great tune, and it's been a real education learning these riffs! Best wishes on the shoulder. Thanks, Bruce 

charlie
charlie May 02, 2015

Get well soon Duke! Thanks for taking the time to share this history - beautiful stuff! Some of those names I've known and loved for years (especially Eddie Lang), others I'd never heard of before. There's nothing of Mary Osbornes on Amazon - going to have to hunt her down (thanks Bruce for sharing such great footage).

Where (if anywhere) does Django fit in this family tree for you? 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes May 01, 2015

I hope the shoulder feels better soon, Duke! Thanks for all of the very interesting and informative comments. 

Thanks to youtube, so much of the music you mentioned is available. Was the Lonnie Johnson/Eddie Lang tune called "Bull Frog Moan"? That's a very cool one that's on youtube. And there's tons of great Carl Kress and Dick McDonough.

And here's terrific *live* footage of Mary Osborne! What a great guitar player!

 

 

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 05, 2015

Bruce, Thanks so much for finding that Mary Osborne clip and putting it up here. It's probably the best I've heard her! Duke 

Tom
Tom May 01, 2015

Ohhh...EEE...!!!

I just bought me a brand new Dean Palomino Hollow Body Electric guitar in Gloss Natural finish with case for $460.00 incl. tax.

It's the exact same design at T-Bone Walker's main squeeze with the tripple P-90's...! Sounds great and plays beautifully...!!!

Now... I'm a Man of The Blues...!!!

(((BIG SMILE)))

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 05, 2015

Those are really nice guitars Tom. Enjoy, Duke

Andre Thouvenot
Andre Thouvenot May 01, 2015

Hello Duke, take care of you and good restoring.

 

André

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 05, 2015

Thanks Andre, I plan to do everything in my power to be back soon. Duke 

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf May 01, 2015

Ouch!  Feel better Duke!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 05, 2015

Thanks Peter, I am working on it, In the meantime Paul Kolesnikow will be doing some supurb lessons with you. Duke

Peter Wolf
Peter Wolf May 05, 2015

Cool!  I very much enjoyed Paul's last lesson.  Welcome back Paul :-D

 
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