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Blues After Hours

Intro Breakdown

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In this series of lessons we are going to take a close look at Pee Wee Crayton's classic 1948 Blues guitar hit, "Blues Ater Hours."  We are going to dissect it note by note. My belief is that there are certain things you don't change because you can't improve on them and this is one of those examples. So we are going to learn this tune just the way Pee Wee recorded it way back in 48. I will teach you the way to make it sound like the original version with all the subtlety of the original! Then we are going to have my recording of my recording of it minus me for you to play along with or record onto.


Duke Robillard



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
texas blues

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Loop 0:00 Blues After Hours


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 1:45 Breakdown of Intro

Loop 9:20 Practice Loop

Loop 10:10 Turnaround on the I Chord




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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Jan 03, 2021

On the CD I'm playing an old Epiphone Broadway with an attachable DeArmond guitar mic pickup.

Thomas Washington
Thomas Washington Jan 02, 2021

Thank you for this lesson, Duke. Love the tone on the Epiphone. What is it? 



Boyd R
Boyd R Oct 21, 2019

The tab is not right

stevieboy 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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