This week We are starting on one of my favorite slow blues songs by Freddy King. This is not one of his most well known songs but I've always felt one of his best slow blues. Use What You Got is one of his Federal singles from the 60s and he is backed by, I've been told, Lonnie Mack's band on it. Early on in my career, in fact as long as 45 years ago I found the 45 and decided it would be a staple of my slow blues stable and it has remained an important vehicle for me ever since. It has many interesting points from the lyrics to the stop time choruses and solo that make it distintive.
The rhythm guitar itself is distintive and is what we concentrate on first here. So let's get that down first then go on to the great lead guitar intro, fills and solo for it.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Use What You Got
Loop 0:00 Use What You Got from Living with the Blues
Loop 3:28 Introduction to the Song
Loop 7:48 Rhythm Breakdown
Loop 19:15 Practice Loop
Loop 24:00 Closing Thoughts
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Thanks Thomas, I appreciate it! Duke
What a blast, Duke. The lessons are an education every week--as much if not more to be said for your choice of the artist (and blues number) as the lesson itself.
Hey Duke! Here, "for educational purposes only" is the Freddie King version of "Use What You've Got" from the excellent "Complete King Federal Singles" set. Great tune! Thanks, Bruce
Good one Bruce, Freddy King and Dukes both good versions of this song worth learning. Thanks for uploading.
My pleasure, Clive. The 2 CD set is well worth owning. I was listening to it today, and almost every track is killer.
Thanks for posting this Bruce, It's been years!!! Duke
Thank you the 2 DC Federal set recommendation, Bruce. Received it earlier this week--just as you said--killer.
Awesome! Many thanks Bruce. This is *way* helpful!
My pleasure, Peter! Use it in good health, as my grandmother used to say. ;-)