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Stevieboy commented on: Johnny's Blues Solo, First Chorus Nov 23, 2019

The ii-V licks at the end of the solo chorus, you gave us those in a previous lesson, forget which one but they stuck with me and I've really adapted those in my playing, very cool and useful.  Someitmes combined as a whole ii-V, or even a V-IV (cheating I know!), sometimes individually in different contexts.  Just had a quick viewing of the lesson so far, with no guitar in hand, still having my coffee here on the West Coast, but looking forward to going through the whole chorus.

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Stevieboy commented on: Blues After Hours Intro Breakdown Oct 12, 2019

I used to hear Duke do this one way back in the Roomful of Blues Days, at places like Brandy's II and Club Zircon in the Boston area.  Uncharacteristically for me, I was actually able pick up a few of the basics of playing it from watching Duke.  It will be fun to get the full treatment now!

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 24, 2019

Wow, you go back to almost the beginning with me! Hope your'e enjoying the lessons. 

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Stevieboy commented on: Same Old Blues Rhythm Breakdown Aug 03, 2019

Very cool. I've heard Magic Sam's version quite a bit, but don't think I ever heard Milton's--there's always something new to learn, even if it's old! 

 

Besides the guitar stuff of course, I think I'm gonna learn this one and add it my repertoire of songs I sing (if you can call what I do singing!)

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Stevieboy commented on: Floyd's Guitar Blues Intro Breakdown Feb 02, 2019

More coolness from Duke!  I have a longer version of Pee Wee Crayton's Blues After Hours, well I have three or four, but this one is very much like the short one that Duke taught here a while back which I guess is the orignal version, with a couple of more versus.  One of the verses is almost exactly like the first chorus of this one.  Not sure the date.  

Found this, it isn't the version I have, but he plays it here too.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs1Gv6GFAqE

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Stevieboy commented on: Shuffling with T-Bone Intro Breakdown Aug 26, 2018

Thanks Duke.  It wasn't easy, there are some tricky parts.  

I already forgot it!  But I learned from it, time well spent.  I like that you emphasize getting the gist of this stuff and the concepts, and the feel, and then integrating it and using it in our own ways.  It's the blues.  

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Stevieboy commented on: Shuffling with T-Bone Intro Breakdown Aug 12, 2018

Mike Caren
Mike Caren Aug 13, 2018
Sounds great. Love the tone too!
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Stevieboy commented on: Texas Jump Blues Backing Track Jul 18, 2018

Oh, I see, got it.  Thanks for the comments and correction!

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Stevieboy commented on: Texas Jump Blues Backing Track Jul 09, 2018

 

 

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jul 10, 2018

Great job Stevie! Good feel throughout and goo d execution of riffs and parts. Only one thing I want to point out, on the last two shout choruses you have one wrong note in the the top chord. Check that lesson. One the second time you play it its correct (on the first chorus of it.) Overall superb job! 

stevieboy
stevieboy Jul 18, 2018

Oh, I see, got it.  Thanks for the comments and correction!

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Stevieboy commented on: TNT Chords and Rhythm Aug 04, 2017

Ha!  Couldn't believe the first lesson wasn't the chords--thought something might be wrong with Duke!  Glad to see he's okay.

I did enjoy the first lesson, and learning the head first.  

 

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Stevieboy commented on: Easy Baby Rhythm Jul 22, 2016

Yeah, Duke, this is cool!  One thing I kinda struggle with on this "family" of songs, is the I chord a minor?  If you were playing behind what you showed us with a simpler chord, would you play a minor or a major?  The IV and V chords are major of course.

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Stevieboy commented on: I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water Introduction May 20, 2016

Congrats on the award!  I missed the album altogether, I'll be checking it out for sure.

It's tough enough to try to learn to play guitar like Duke Robillard, I hope you're not expecting us to sing like Lou Rawls too!

 

My first hearing of this song was BBs great version.  But of course that's not what this lesson is about.  So time to grab the acoustic.

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard May 22, 2016

Yes Stevie, BB did a great version of it also. For some reason everyone ignored the original melody. maybe thinking it was too old fashioned. Which is what I love about it! LOL, Duke

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Stevieboy commented on: Blue Harlem Intro Breakdown Mar 28, 2016

Thanks Duke.  But I think your wife needs to get her hearing checked!

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Stevieboy commented on: Blue Harlem Intro Breakdown Mar 26, 2016

Having trouble adding text in the same post of the video.  No big deal I guess.

Here's a take below.  I finished off the chorus just to see if I could work some of the stuff from the intro into a 12 bar, especially the part in the four.  Looking forward to the next lesson for the real thing!!!

 

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Stevieboy commented on: Blue Harlem Intro Breakdown Mar 26, 2016

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Mar 27, 2016

That's great Stevieboy! vgood use of the licks from the intro too. My wife thought she was listening to me! Duke

stevieboy
stevieboy Mar 28, 2016

Thanks Duke.  But I think your wife needs to get her hearing checked!

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Stevieboy commented on: Darling, You Know I Love You Chords Aug 08, 2015

 

Cool!  I've worked on this one a lot over time, but I'm sure Monster Mike will have some insights that I've missed.  Maybe I'll finally get it!  Just like he did on the All Your Love Lesson.  Played it lots, but I still learned a lot from the lessons.

As Mike says, a number of different versions of this one out there.  Here are a couple I've got bookmarked, along with the ones in the background listening here they give us many eras/ages of BB.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ATmw8u-PsI&NR=1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqkWH4G1SRA#t=60

Duke, hope you include Brandy's II and Club Zircon in your autobiography, where a young impressionable Stevieboy saw you many times with Roomful of Blues!

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Stevieboy commented on: Driftin' Blues Solo Lesson 2 Apr 24, 2015

On Charles Brown's album All My Life, on his song Early In the Morning, the guitar part is quite similar to this one, and parts of the first chorus of the solo are pretty much the same.  It appears that Danny Caron, quite the player himself, was the guitarist on that one, I guess he's a Johnny Moore fan and studied him too!  Johnny Moore, Danny Caron, Duke Robillard, we got it all!

 

Here's a link to Early in the Morning on Youtube  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRwu3yc328w

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Stevieboy commented on: Driftin' Blues Solo Lesson 2 Apr 24, 2015

Here's a shot at it.  No attempt at getting the timing to the recording right, that will have to come later, just trying to get the notes and the licks together.

 

Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Apr 25, 2015

hey Stevieboy, Great job! really, and nit sounds so good on that telacaster. Teles may be the worlds most versatile guitar. Great sound and playing. Keep it up! Duke 

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Stevieboy commented on: Texas Flood Chords Dec 27, 2013

Ha, I just noticed the CD cover on the video Duke posted, where it says "The First Album"!  I had the orignal album on vinyl,  before CDs, and I don't think it said "The First Album" on the cover.  Don't want you people thinking I'm senile!

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Stevieboy commented on: Texas Flood Chords Dec 27, 2013

The first time I ever heard Texas Flood was on the Roomful of Blues album, their first I believe, with of course Duke on vocals and featuring his guitar playing.  Great!

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Stevieboy commented on: Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You Chord Melody Nov 23, 2013

Speaking of Charles Brown, when I was listening to this song for some reason I could just hear in my mind Charles Brown singing it, even thought I had a version by him somewhere.  Went to youtube, then itunes, couldn't find Charles Brown, but amazing how many people have done it.  The chord melody I think makes a great lesson for us because it's something we can play by ourselves unaccomanied.  Unlikely I'll ever play this in a band, at a jam etc but having a chord melody part is really cool.  I vote for more of that!

 
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