Thanks Duke! Our band opens with 'Mean Old World' but it never, ever feels right!It's exactly as you say, simple but not easy!
Hey Bruce - thanks so much my friend (and sorry for the late 'thanks'! Only just seen your kind comment)
Very cool! Thanks Duke. Also, beautiful Telecaster : )
Lovely! Thanks Duke, always loved this tune. The versions I'm most familiar with are by Louis Armstrong and Tony Bennett's (also enjoy George Harrison's uke : )
Thanks as always Duke. I especially appreciated the sermon (your words : ) in one of these lessons, on the importance of LISTENING. That kind of insight is invaluable to me! For the last few years I've kept a box set of T-Bone's and another of Charlie Christian's in the kitchen (these days most my listening time is cooking for the kids and doing chores!)
Here's my take. I always give you the first cut. Partly because I don't have time for a second, mostly because it's an honest reflection of where I'm at.
Also, it turns out that today (May 28th) is T-Bone's birthday (so hoping some of the talent's in the air! ; )
Here's my take. I always give you the first cut. Partly because I don't have time for a second, mostly because it's an honest reflection of where I'm at
Hi Charlie, You are sounding very good. You are getting the point of the T-Bone feel and phrasing very well. It's funny, T-Bone is simple and complex at the same time. Like many guitarists say about Chuck Berry, that it's easy stuff. Well it's not to play it correctly! You have a good feel for T-Bone so keep up the good work. Duke
Lovely stuff as always Duke!
I must (once again) say a HUGE thanks to you for sharing this hard-earned wisdom. It's done so much for me as a musician. The other night at a gig someone approached me after the show and said what a pleasure it was to hear T-Bone being done properly. All credit for any compliment like that goes right back to you and SJ! : )
Thanks Duke. T-Bone is my (the!) main man!
Thanks Bruce, lovely stuff yourself, really dig those chord things you’re doing.
The Falcon is a beautiful guitar. Haven’t bonded with her yet (almost feels too nice to play, which is my dumb excuse : )
Hey Duke - thanks (as always) for yet another awesome series of lessons! You're an awesome teacher and I can't thank you enough for the musical doors you continue to open for me!
Here's my take (complete with family audience in background, hence my sending first rough cut - believe me I was playing like Django while this was uploading ; )
Good Job Charlie, Enjoyed it and good to see you going for it on all 3 choruses! Duke
Thanks Duke and Brad - privilege to jam with you guys! Will work on a video : )
Thanks Duke! Love this tune, and know most the versions you mentioned (plus of course Charlie Christian). Don't think I've heard a vocal version, so going to have fun checking those out : )
: ) thanks for the Houston Person album tip, just arrived today. How about a lesson on Billy Butler's take of 'Hard Times'?
Thanks for another wonderful series of lessons! Here's my cut. Comes with some tiny embelishments and a few mistakes (but I know what they are and am working on them - if I waited for perfection before I posted then I'd never post! ; )
PS forgive the distorted tone - just my 175 thru a little Fender Champion 600, but right next to the mic when I cut this
Thanks for the tip, I'm getting that album right now! The Dinah album is 'Back to the Blues' (I bet you have it somehwere - if not you're gonna love it : ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Blues_(Dinah_Washington_album)
Thanks Duke! I'm going to try and get this into the band's set. If we do i'll send a video for some feedback : )
I totally trust your taste Duke (you haven't let us down so far!) But, as you're asking, I'm especially in love with the Billy Butler, Bill Jennings school. And, similar but a little earlier, anything from Johnny Moore.
I'd also love to get deeper into Les Paul's style - anything from your 'Tales from the Tikki Lounge' would be awesome. And I'd love to explore the way Robert Lockwood played on those Little Walter records.
Also, some of the great jazz blues players, especially Kenny Burrell and Grant Green would be cool. And, if you want to go right back, then anything on Eddie Lang would be great.
But, again, totally trust your taste. You're a great teacher and I'm getting loads from you and SJ. Yesterday I got together with a Hammond player and drummer - we worked on 'Glide On' and the drummer played your version as reference. I was SO proud to say you were my teacher : )
Thanks Duke. Great lesson! Love that Strat, great tone! Do you know what guitar Billy Butler was playing in the days he made this recording?
PS can you turn me on to some other albums with Billy Butler. I have a lot of his work with Bill Doggett and the great album he made with Dinah Washington. Anything else you could recommend?
Charlie, I'm not aware of that album Billy Butler did with Dinah. What is it called? Billy has a few solo albums on Prestige also. Some of my favorite Billy Butler is on an album called Goodness by Houston Person. It's some of his best playing! Duke
Oh my God! THANK YOU! One of my absolute favourites. This is what makes something junction so great. Thanks again Duke!
Happy new year Duke! Looking forward to this one - and thanks for the nudge to dust off my Duanne Eddy records! Really good to be looking into that style, thanks : )
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