Shoji and Joe introduced our new study song last night, Honest I Do by Jimmy Reed. A quick listen tells you the form is not standard 12 bar blues, so we discussed and mapped it out - it's an 8 bar tune with a bridge and the two sections look like this:
A: I I V V V V I I
B: IV IV V V V V I I (bridge)
Joe noted you do hear someone in the band on the original recording goes to the bridge one bar early so that's something to listen for. Fortunately everyone else ignored it and kept the form.
More next week when we delve into the first position harp part on this.
Naito Recital and Concert!!!
Our own Shoji Naito is hosting an afternoon recital and concert featuring his students and friends opening for the awesome pianist visiting from Japan, Rie "Lee" Kanehira.
Sat June 28th 2pm - 5pm
The Old Town School of Folk Music
in the Gallery (right above B1)
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue
with the B1 blues band
Bring your friends and family!
(note that you can pre-order Rie's CD on iTunes and you'll receive it on the official release date, July 12)
- New session at Old Town started this week - thanks, and welcome back!
- Thanks to photographer Don Wuethrick for the cool new additions to the wall in B1 - watch for his photos of James Cotton and Bob Corritore.
Slim Harpo Gets State Historical Marker!!!
In some of the biggest blues news of the year, the state of Louisiana has put up an historical marker to honor Slim Harpo:
"The musical talents of West Baton Rouge native James Moore, better known as “Slim Harpo,” were formally recognized in his home parish Saturday with the dedication of a historical marker near his gravesite."
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew