Good to see you back.
I'm in Bularaia. Bela Fleck plays Wednesday.
I like Champion Jack Dupree's version. I think Howling Wolf includrd him in his version.
This song is close to "Erverybod'y's got To Change" right?
It is in the same key as I play it, yes.
I'm in PrAGUE. It looks like the backdrop for a Cinderella movie, Cstle and all. I'm on the road again and spent time in the Ukraine and its hard to practice on the move. ITs been a month of moving.
I've been invited to Paris to cut my secon album. They are not physical albums but only availible on line, but it give me a chance to practice and put songs together. This will be a blues only album. The first was just orignal songs. I'll be playing of the new songs youv'e showed me, in additon to many of my old times favorites and some of the blues songs I've written. Paris in the late fall. Like you I'm a NEw York boy, but i've been in Miami area for so long , like frosty the snowman , I've melted.
Also, I've written the New MOdern Brooklyn National Anthem . It is , I mrean, IF I say so myself, GREAtttttt, like Tony the Tiger said >I've love you to hear it. Its a billion dollar baby and It just fills me up when I sing it. Of course it is litle overwheling to the Czech people that hear it when I'm limping along by the Vistuala River towards the Old Section. I think you will enjoy it. I've got a few weeks before I arrive in Paris, so I was thinking Bulgaria.
I'm a much bettter model on the road than off it.
Greetings...that is good news. Congratulations. I'm not from New York tho....LOL. All the best in music to you.
But what bothers me is the lyrics which I'll post below. I noticed you don't sing all the verses. The words are from another time and era. The Woman has done something that makes him want to kill her and yet he still wants her with him. Or so it seems. Am I wrong? We had a woman doing Skip James wrong in Devil Got my Woman, but it felt differently. IWhat I can do is change some words around or write verses that keep with the intention of the song. I invite others to do the same.
I would rather share some things not in public. Is there a way to do that? Do you have a special Gmail only for Spnic Junction or would that be too tiresome.
Yes I don't sing all the verses, As you know, many blues songs have several verses so for the sake of brevity here I sometimes pcik and choose. Don't take the words literally...it is poetry in reaction to reality and not reality itself.
I've been working on this for a good while. I love the words, they're new fresh and original. I shift from D to E and back because it works for me. There aren't that many changes but when you play and sing them, its harder. Practice, practice , pracitice , is what the old man told the lost boy, when he asked" How do I get to Carrnagie Hall" ( America's great performing center")
Greetings and thanks for posting. It is great that you are not timid about singing! However, I suggest that you get a firm grasp of the guitar lines and chords before you try singing. Apply yourself slowly as you have been doing already. Learn the bass line first, independently of the melody and then put them together. After awhile you should be able to put them together. All the best....
Thanks for bringing to me this wonderful song. Over time it may get smoother. Its one of those rare songs you feel the words every time you play it. It is the blues. I will accept all critique.
Greetings and thanks for posting. It looks like you have a good grasp on the opening lick, and it is good that you are not afraid to sing. I would suggest that you apply yourself to learning the guitar part separately from the singing. Attack the bass lines first. Spend a lot of time digesting that and then when you have it internalized then move on to the melody line. All the while practice singing the lyrics separately, along with the recording at first to get the way the words fall with the music. When you feel more confident then move on to singing accapella and then finally you can start putting it together with the guitar parts once you have learned them good. Good luck and we look forward to more posts from you as you progress.
There is a very interestin interview with Skip James' Cousin about Skip James. If you wish to read it, go to Wikipedia. Enter Skip James and at the bottom of his biography there is a link called External Links. The article entitiled Intervew with Ship James' Cousin, is there.
Thanks for that information. I will check it out.
Of course you're right. I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Elizibeth Cotton. There were few new tunes in the folk movement , everyone mostly sang what had been prveviosly recorded, until Bob Dylan. He split the sky wide open, as a songwriter, and even wrote a few new blues.
Quick story about your words. I taught a young woman how to play because she had broken her leg and couldn't leave the guest house ( I dont remember what country). It came time for her to have her own instrument and in the car cruising to find a guitar shop, She said, "How will I know what guitar to buy. How will I know" We found a few stores but none ha the right guitar. In the third store she walked over to a guitar, picked it up, played it a little. She had found her love.
Hi Corey. Are there other songs that you know that can be played in open E minor tuning? Thanks
I don't actually play any other songs in that tuning. But I will learn!
Finally ,a song I can play eyes closed. There used to be a song in the folk movement, Pre- Dylan, called Frieght Train. Had the same chords and almost the same melody. You wanted to play folk, you had to practice Freight Train. But if you already know something you dont learn. I started playing Slide, Keep Your Lamp, and You Got to Move, songs from that folk time ago and way before. I enjoy that slide, some part of me responds.
You said on a post to me that you're just following in the footsteps of the great one. I'm just stumbling along
Greetings, yes I first heard Elizabeth Cotten's version and immediately loved it. I never knew if it was the original version or not, but it pre-dated the folk music movement by decades.
You may be rich you may be poor
you may not no a whole lot more
but when the Lord come to get you, you better move.
You may be a sinner
you may be a saint
you may know what is
and what ain't,
There are two more chords i'd like to see diagrammed that you showed. One was augmented I think. The two chords that are present look the same.
You may be high, you may be low
you may not know which way to go
You better move
you better move all say
you better move
Cause when the Lord come to get you
You better move
Hi Lazarlem --- sure, we can diagram the chords.
Can you please let us know the timecodes Corey plays them?
I saw you playing with Bonnie Raitt after I saw your video on backing a singer. It was great and also a young you playing with Muddy Waters in Germany. Its good to see. Love Muddy and yo playing It's good to see ,"Practice what you teach.
Here's my question. When I play with a band on stage I cant hear what's coming out. The mic is loud enough, but the band is loud, the people are loud ,so what to do??
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