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  1. River

    River Senior Member

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    Something quite different for me, based on some riffage I managed to pick up watching the local music store owner, Bobby, play my Tele.

    Bobby's a still-gigging professional, and one of the finest Blues/Country/R & R/Bluegrass pickers I've ever had the pleasure of playing with. Watching him for five or ten minutes is the equivalent of a month's worth of lessons.

    This could really use some bass.

    SoundClick artist: River Bottom Blues Band - page with MP3 music downloads
     
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    Sounds good River.
     
  3. River

    River Senior Member

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    Yeah, that is sounding good River!!

    The Bigsbied R8 is "neato!" (old fart remember? :laugh2:) Has the early Keith Richards thing going on now!
     
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    River Senior Member

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    Thank you! I can't wait to hear what one of you F***ers puts over it.

    How about this: a vintage-'58 Bigsby courtesy of Fletch. So, '58 LP, '58 Riverette, and '58 Bigsby. Don't get no better.

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    Hubert Sumlin probably wins the best guitarist that flies under the radar award! He has influenced so many of the greats. He was the perfect match for Howling Wolf. He used to watch the Wolf as an under age youngster and got thrown out of the club regularly. Then Wolf realized how much the kid enjoyed the music and had him sit on stage with him to listen (and to stay out of trouble, there certainly was no nonsense going on if Wolf did not want it!) Then he eventually became his guitar player and except for a short stint with Muddy Waters, was Howling Wolf's guitar player until the Wolf died. It is one of my favorite blues, bed time stories!!! :thumb:
     
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    Wow, that really IS a great story.

    Who can I go annoy the shit out of? :hmm:
     
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    River, is your avatar a picture of Cab Calloway with a bucket photoshopped on?

    Cab was cool!
     
  9. River

    River Senior Member

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    Sure is. Hat courtesy of StrangerNY.

    Cab was an inspiration. Rocked until he dropped. I will do likewise, or die trying.

    I intend to be the Grandma Moses of the guitar.
     
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    Ya know I clicked that link you posted in that other thread. Cool stuff!

    You got no drummer? I got a pro tools rig a mic'd drum kit and a real drummer on stand by for when it gets over my head if ya'll ever want live drum tracks... :cool:

    I get decent tone for a budget studio. It's nothing special, but it's available.

    http://www.box.net/shared/static/6sghdy0m6t.mp3

    edit for credit due on that link: Sentry on guitars and vocals, myself on bass and beat monkey Johann on drums. Sentry had just shown up and set up and didn't know he was being recorded. :D That was the first thing we played that day.
     
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    Sometimes it's better if they don't know! Great stuff!

    River, I'm liking the new track! I'll see if I can get something recorded this weekend. :)
     
  12. River

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    Yep. I get (much) worse stage fright from the little red light than I do from an audience. That "Hip Swinger" piece is the first exception - it just flowed out in one take, nice and easy just like the tune itself. Especially interesting because everything about that is new to me, per my previous post. That was weird, in the best of ways. I think I may have missed the measure count a couple of times, and flubbed the ending. That's why it's called "Jazz", right? :D

    Leumas sure followed it well. :thumb:
     
  13. River

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    "Skittens' Soire"

    In honor of her majesty, the (unofficial) MLP mascot.

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    The chord progression is "refreshingly unconventional", lifted from an old Savoy Brown song. It's all done with my "new" Melody Maker (see dedicated thread in "Other Gibsons"), and Leumas is going to take a run at a real bass line for it.

    SoundClick artist: River Bottom Blues Band - page with MP3 music downloads
     
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    Full disclosure: the chord progression is lifted from "The Saddest Feeling" by Savoy Brown on "Live in Central Park". The tempo is completely different. The chord progression is I-IV-II-V, A-D-B-E, with F#m (VI) at the bridge. The "strange" E is Eaug in fifth position on the four middle strings. I play those chords and THEN go figure out what they're called here: Guitar Chord Finder
     
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    Wow, just listened to Braindamaged Blues and that
    sounded fantastic! Loved the stripper too! (Always had a soft spot) will have to check the others out when I wake up 3that hours from now. Was so inspired that I created a soundclick account.

    Maybe in another 6 months I'll be good enough to post something of my own there, someday. Thanks for sharing the links.
     
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    River, nice place ya got here! Dont know what took me so long to find it!
     
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    River, I always enjoy reading you posts. Great sense of humor, cool guitars, and quite possibly the best avatar on all of MLP forums.

    Oh yeah, I dig your music too. Rock on.
     
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    Do it man! and don't wait no 6 months either! RBBB is about more doing less thinking. All those tunes I posted up are available sans-wanking for those who wish to take a crack at them. Now get playing sir!

    (and a sincere thanks for the kind words. :thumb:)
     
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