Tuesday, February 9, 2016

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 433 #478)

I'm Ready!!!

Shoji is back from his Japan tour and walked us through an I'm Ready listening session last night, playing a bunch of other versions that contain harmonica.

  • Carey Bell, from the album Blues Harp
  • Carey Bell (possibly?) from a live Maxwell Street recording - cool chrome solo, whoever it is
  • Golden Big Wheeler, playing both chromatic and diatonic
  • Little Mack Simmons, from Somewhere On Down the Line with some heavy piano; sounds like the vocalists shouts out "Charles" to cue the piano, so we're guessing Barrelhouse Chuck on this one
  • Kenny Neal, from Blues Falling Down in second position on the diatonic
  • "Lonesome" Jimmy Lee Robinson with Madison Slim blowing harp in third position on diatonic

Learn by listening! Seek out some of these versions and hear how they vary from the original.

Class Notes
  • This session's recording date is Monday, February 22. 
  • Amp for sale: Tom Gilmore has a '59 Bassman Reissue for sale. Email him if you're interested.
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew

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