Love Jimmy Smith...
Love this one Duke!
Got my first harmonica chops!
Yippy Ty Yay!!!!
Needs a ton of work but I appreciate the beginner chops, or should I say rhthym part..
A couple of years later after gigging it some. Trying to slow it down but it aint happenin' tonight. JB loved to push me over the cliff. err.. I mean push the tempo on this one. Anyway it is what it is...
Anyhoo, It's a fun one to play. Thanks Duke!
Always love the Magic Sam!
Always love the Jimmy Reed!
Always love the Jimmie Reed!
Always loved this riff from "Shake for Me". I tend to play the Fleetwood Mac "Long Grey Mare" more often. I need to brush up on my words for more variety. Love the lessons.
Great lesson Duke. This really hits home on one of my glaring weaknesses.
Add another tool to the toolbox. Always like to vary my blues and this lesson is just the ticket.
Happy New Year Duke. Great stuff.
When I need a break from singing at a show, I trot out the "High Heel Sneakers" quite often. Thanks for all you do Duke.
What awesome vibrato bends! Killer lesson on the master Otis Rush. Off to the woodshed...
Hi Duke and Mike,
I must admit it took me awhile to find that open G in my playing. I finally figured I had let an open string hammer on affect this part. I had been doing it wrong for so long that it had just crept into my muscle memory. I use those kind of open string grace notes when I'm doing a Tommy Shannon type bass part. Since I also play bass I let that creep into my playing sometimes. Sometimes for the better and sometimes not. Its a technique that you can only do in certain keys like E or A. F# would not be one of those keys.
Thanks for all you do here and I hope your shoulder gets back to A1 shape.
I learned this one so long ago its probably morphed into something else warts and all.
Not sure why the video won't work. Its a mp4 version. It works fine in Windows 7on my lenova.
Hi Mike and Duke,
What a great tune! I jumped the gun a little and did the rhythms and the signature head. I still need to iron out a good shuffle solo and work on the vocals. My extra bits tend to lean toward the John Mayall / Eric Clapton "Beano"" version,
Thanks Steve! Fixed now.
Nice! Yeah, what Duke said about that ringing open G (not the nicest note in the key of F#!) But the approach is good, and I like the way you're combining the different versions into your own thing. I also like the volume knob tremolo there - I might have to steal that for that part some times!
Love the Otis Rush!
Me too! Glad you're enjoying it.
I need to add this tune to the set list since I don't currently have flat tire groove.
Thanks for all the great lessons Duke.
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