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Sonnyboy's Groove


We're re-issuing one of Rick's most popular lessons with re-mastered video and updated loop points. From Rick:

Rick Estrin back again on Sonic Junction. This time we'll be working with a piece I'm calling "Sonnyboy's Groove". Sonnyboy II (Rice Miller) recorded just a very few instrumental pieces. This one is loosely based on some pre-Chess era things he cut when he was on the Jackson, MS based Trumpet label.

What I'm doing here is my interpretation of Sonnyboy's feel on songs like "Boppin' With Sonny" "Sonny's Rhythm" and "Chicken" (also called "Chuck A Luck" when it was later leased to Excello and released under Baby Boy Warren's name).  Sonnyboy had a groove that wouldn't quit.  Hopefully after working with me on this series, you'll pick up on a version of that groove and keep it in your blues harmonica toolbox.

Rick Estrin



Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

A Harp in the Key of E.

Loop 0:00 Intro Verse

Loop 0:18 2nd Verse

Loop 0:36 3rd Verse

Loop 0:53 4th Verse

Loop 1:11 5th Verse

Loop 1:28 6th Verse

Loop 1:46 7th Verse

Loop 2:03 Final Verse and Ending





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