Awesome! T-Bone's the man, the gold standard! I'd really appreciate if you could share what you know around his playing on augmented chords. Thanks as always Duke
Here's my cut. Absolutely loved this one (as always). I cursed myself a few times about phrasing over the 2/5 and diminished - but at least I know where I need to put some time in. Can't wait to see what's next - and to see that beautiful Barney Kessell guitar!
Hi Charlie, You sound great playing this! i am enjoying your own lines alot. some of your double time stuff is very good and i can hear it going from your head to your fingers, which is the point. Keep up the good work! Duke
Thanks for opening up another classic! Really enjoying this one! And what an amazing guitar!!! You play some beauties but this one is really special!!! Maybe one lesson could be on Barney Kessels blues playing - how about the stuff he did with T-Bone on Atlantic?
That's a very good idea! i'll look for a tune of his. There's alway blues in whatever Barney plays! Duke
Oh what a treat! Thanks Duke
Thanks Duke - here's another take. Thanks as always for a great lesson, great advice and great encouragement. I owe so much to you and SJ!!!! Can't wait to see what's coming next!
Hi Charlie, I really enjoyed that. You've got the feel on the Freddy licks and I'm glad you keep soloing here and it builds up very nicely! And by the 3rd solo chorus you're playing yourself which is the whole point! Good natural transit from the Freddy licks to your own. Keep up the good work! Duke
Great lesson Duke, and great advice! I've been thinking about what it means to play like "yourself" (or me ; ) for a while now. Really encouraging to hear it from you. Here's a rough cut....
Thanks Duke - especially thanks for the track, it's invaluable to play along with!!!! PS lovely Tele : )
Awesome - thanks Duke! Especially thanks for the wise words of rhythm and its role in the band
Here's my take - I deliberaltly played over the last vocal verse as though it was extended solo (not that I'm one of THOSE players!!!!)
Awesome lesson, tone and advice! Thanks Duke.
The tracks great and I'll work on a video this week. But can I share this? It's an "original" the band plays that I realise is basically this song (only nowhere near as good of course!!!) Never felt I quite nailed it - could never find the way I wanted to approach it, couldn't work out if it was B.B, T-Bone, Louis Prima (and I'm nowhere near good enough to play like me yet!) But this versions pretty decent (I hope)
This one played and it's very good. Nice tune and I recognized quite a few lines in your solo and the outro. Very nice!
Awesome! Can't wait to dig in!
God I LOVE this tune and your take on it Duke! Here's what I've been working on this week (excuse the interuptions from the kids!)
Been working on this one this week (and cursing myself for not working on it since I last worked on this back in 2014!!! Can it be that long ago???) Thanks Duke for an awesome lesson!
I aim to revisit a lesson series a week, starting with this gem of a song. Haven't finished series yet, but took a rough take at the halfway mark. I LOVE Charlie Christian - it's invaluable to me to have his work taught by a master. Thanks Duke!
Great stuff Duke. Sure you must Kenny Burrell's version on 'Blues - the common ground'. Looking forward to digging into this track, especially the slower/smokier approach, Tiny Grimes and Jimmy Smith's too
Nice. How you liking the Recording King? I picked one up a few weeks before lockdown and been messing around with some slide (got the time to now!)
Thanks Duke. Beautiful guitar (and hat : ) Always get a lot from you talking about the pioneers of swing. Stay safe
Revisiting this in honor of the Duke's birthday (the other Duke, the guy who write this beauty : ) Lovely lesson and great playing - literally had a 'WOW' moment at one of the lines you played! Using lockdown to dig deeper into SJ, especially the heavyweight numbers like this one : )
Beautiful - sounds like you got Dr John in for the vocal : ) Very cool!
Thats Duke on the vocal !!! Not Dr.John
Lovely Duke : ) Love Louis Jordan! The 6/9 chord reminded me of this 'Braggin', Dick Hymes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IarSdO49zsc
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