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