hey Duke, Happy New Year ! nice one to kick things off - threw in some Ellmore James lyrics 'cause they fit so nicely
thanks Duke - will do ! (and will put more sensitivity into the rakes - for some reason I got into a rip-the-strings-off sound when I was playing this, who knows why)
my wife is now officially fed up with hearing me play this a million times - I need a man cave / recording studio
... like it or lump it baby, you your mother's bad luck child ...
Sound good and raw Allan, The blues ain't for everyone ya know! One suggestion on the D chord rakes, they sound better if played lightly. It's more of a background part. Keep on playin the blues! Duke
Duke ~ I dug your sermon on time, and the way the blues stretches it out - tried some of that here, & made-up a 2nd verse ... no girls yet
sorry Duke, but I really got into this - here's another take - this time going to Rolling Fork instead of Venus
Hey Duke ~ tried having some fun with this, and man, singing sure tosses in a whole other dimension to keep track of, doesn't it - whew ! Thanks for a great series, really enjoyed your insightful instruction as always - Allan
even though it's pretty straighforward, this song seems open to many interprestations - your light touch is so appealing, but I chose to lay it down kinda heavy, & tried a stab at singing - sometimes I really like the fat sound of open ringing strings a la early T-Birds - Stevie played that way too - more of a Texas-style bottom end
Duke - thanks for including this scintillating number in the line up - trying to cram as much sexual innuendo as possible into 3 notes - I'm finding dragging just slightly behind the beat ups the suggestive quotient - and I'm with you on the slow vibrato, sometimes low & slow is where it's at .... I mean, BB is talkin about "all night long" !
Dug the way you rocked Victoria horbor when you opened with this at the Canada Blues Bash - now that was some high quality boogaloo - been wanting to learn this hot little number ever since, so here's my first stab at it
here's my humble attempt at the Stumble - with a lot more appreciation for Freddie King's tasteful styling - I'm afraid every time I launch into it, it suddenly morphs and goes right out the window, & sometimes it boils down to persevering no matter which notes are flying sideways - but heck, I'm having fun - thanks for the lessons, it feels like something bluesy is percolating in
the joy-ride rolls on, what a FUN song to play ! - although it would help to have 20 cups of coffee to keep up with the backing track - somehow Freddie pulls it off so smoothly - anyway, here's my version
well, comes out wacky & different every time - trying to groove along with the zippy backing track (is there a way for us to tweek the speed on those things ?) - sometimes the notes hit just right, other times it's spontaneous improv enroute, but somehow it all just keeps rolling along - one thing I'm working on is playing standing up and not to always be staring at my guitar fretboard - what a fun song to jam on, I learned a lot in this series, and definitely felt that cosmic mathematical connection with Magic Sam - 1 and 1 is 2, 2 and 2 is 4
Freddie King - bring it on ! Thanks for this hot lesson Duke - I figured it was going to be this or HideAway - I am a bit partial to HideAway having lived in Austin in the 70's where Stevie played it frequently as a tour-de-force staple in his repetoire - but hey, let's get down and Stumble ! in fact, now that we've got a King thing going, it would be neat to whip up a triumvirate offering from the Royal Family, like 'Born Under a Bad Sign' / Albert King, and 'Rock Me Baby' / BB King - hot stuff indeed
Yeah man - kinda sloppy & not sure where I'm goin, but heading toward CHICAGO !
oh the elusve quest for funkyness ... well I decided to try this 'finger-pickin' style because that lets me snap the strings with a little more control, but playing with a pick is definitely louder - next round I'll go at it with a pick - threw in a spontaneous tribute-to-Albert note in there - I dig your descending rolls, I'll work on articulating those more
well here I am somewhere along the access road to Rt. 66 ... trying to lighten the touch, keep it swingin' ... oh those sexy comping chords, yeah man, have always wanted to learn that stuff - feeling hipper already !
well this only took about 500 takes ...! it feels like I need to relax & put some swing into it ...
hey thanks Duke - means a lot to me esp. coming from the ol' Honeybear himself - well, those previous lessons sure look tempting, so I think I'll go back and do some poking around in there too
whoa, something funky got caught in the fishnet
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