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One of my favorite Muddy Waters songs. This was the first time Little Walter played amplified in the studio though I'm playing acoustic here. He plays a beautiful line to lead Muddy into the first verse. There's no solo on the original but I threw one in here. Bb harp in the key of F. Have fun.

Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Muddy Waters
Jerry Portnoy
Bb Harp
Key of F

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Background listening: Muddy Waters: She Moves Me

loop @ 0:57 intro 

loop @ 2:54 solo

loop @ 0:57 full song




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Rich G
Rich G Aug 17, 2012

That is a very cool song, Jerry and Rick!  When I saw the name I first thought of the song by Johnny Guitar Watson which is also a great song.  I love the tone that Little Walter (and you) get on it.  Very interesting that this was the first time that Little Walter played amplified in a studio.  I also saw on a Youtube cut of Muddy Waters (I believe it was the same one you inserted here) doing the song that someone said Leonard Chess was on drums.  Do you know if that is correct?  Thanks.

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Aug 17, 2012

Hey Jerry .. you and Rick do a great job on this tune.  All of it is amazing ... but the bend at 3:40 is totally mind blowing.

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