Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 410 #455)

Video Night!!!

Our own AV guy Highway RickEy brought in his video projector and a spiffy new screen so we could watch Mojo videos last night. There was no popcorn, but it was a great night watching Muddy and Cotton perform.

First up was Muddy live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1960. Be sure to check out Muddy's Elvis Presley moves!

The next video we studied was Muddy six years later live on Canadian TV. Audio mix of Cotton is much better here and he is playing very confidently. Note that he solos twice and plays virtually the same solo each time. He is truly locked in on this solo and you'll hear it influencing most harp players to come after him.

Here's Joe's transcription of the Canadian appearance.

Class Notes

  • For those registered for the 8 o'clock Performance class, this eight week session will end with a multi-track recording session. This is your chance to get a tune worked out and well-recorded with the band, so spend time this session polishing something towards your demo disc! Remember you are definitely free to partner with others in the room if you need accompaniment, horn lines, or vocals. 
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew

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