Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What Did You Miss This Week? (Week 523 #567)

Blues With A Feeling!!!

An impromptu performance of Little Walter's classic Blues With A Feeling last night in B1 led to an interesting second take exploring how to use that recurring hook if you're a sideman harp player. Walter was the vocalist on the original so he could only play his own fills, but being an accompanist on this song opens up the possibility of driving that hook home with more repetition of it. Our second take still didn't quite nail Joe's idea, so we'll revisit it next week. And needless to say, the song's playing now as we write this to get a little refresher on it. Check it out yourself and we'll workshop it more next week. And be sure to also listen to the alternate take where the guitar player keeps that hook going much more than in the released take.

Class Notes

  • There will be no Final Take recording at the end of this session.
- Grant Kessler, B1 Blues Crew

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