This week we start a new classic blues. None other than Saint Louis Jimmy Oden's "Going Down Slow." I can think of few other blues songs that have been so often recorded. My Favorite version is by the author himself because of it's stark simplicity. Of course Howlin' Wolf version with Willie Dixon's spoken intro and Hubert Sumlin's incredible guitar is as far as I can tell the most emotional reading ever. All the same I chose to arrange it for acoustic guitar reflecting the simplicity of the original version. I chose the key of A for my rendition and keep it harmonically and technically simple and I hope you have fun learning my arrangement.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Going Down Slow
Loop 4:18 Breakdown of First Verse
Loop 19:26 Closing Thoughts