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Author Topic: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella  (Read 459 times)

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Offline alexwang17

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"Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« on: May 18, 2020, 06:52:05 PM »
Hi, everyone!
I believe this is my second post in this forum. I'm country blues fan from Canada.
Here is my take on "Kansas City Blues" by Jim Jackson, played on my 1920s Stella Grand Concert.
Hope you all enjoy and please take care!
Best.

And Hi to John (Mr. Miller!) if you see this!!


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Re: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 10:20:44 PM »
Hi Alex,
Your time really sounds good, and your playing has a nice easy flow to it, and your singing sounds good, too--you could afford to project a little more in your singing, for my taste.  I'd be happy to hear it louder, relative to the guitar.  Nice job!
All best,
Johnm

Offline eric

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Re: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 06:40:44 AM »
That's great Alex, well done.  Can I ask what kind of guitar you're playing?
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Offline Blues Vintage

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Re: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 03:57:56 PM »
Good job Alex.

Offline alexwang17

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Re: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2020, 06:51:37 PM »
Hi Alex,
Your time really sounds good, and your playing has a nice easy flow to it, and your singing sounds good, too--you could afford to project a little more in your singing, for my taste.  I'd be happy to hear it louder, relative to the guitar.  Nice job!
All best,
Johnm
Thank you so much for the advice, John! I will work on that part. Hope you're doing well. Best to you! :)

Offline alexwang17

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Re: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 06:54:40 PM »
That's great Alex, well done.  Can I ask what kind of guitar you're playing?

Thank you Eric! It's a 1920s' Oscar Schmidt Stella Grand Concert size. I got it for cheap because it needs a neck reset, but plays okay for country blues. :) Hope this helps.

Offline CF

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Re: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2020, 08:16:53 AM »
Very nice playing, great job
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Offline David Kaatz

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Re: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 03:33:48 PM »
Sounds really good, Alex.

Offline fosjet

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Re: "Kansas City Blues" on an old Stella
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2020, 03:39:04 AM »
Very nice sound!

 


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