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The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« on: March 08, 2021, 04:21:46 PM »
Hi all,
Yet again
   * Blind Lemon Jefferson
   * Charlie Patton
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2021, 05:33:32 PM »
Lightnin' Hopkins has to win some kind of prize for E position!

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2021, 12:52:59 AM »
And Blind Blake gets the booby prize...

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2021, 09:45:03 AM »
And Blind Blake gets the booby prize...

He did two, that's not too horrible!  ;)

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2021, 09:47:47 AM »
I don't want to cheat by looking at the list in Weeniepedia--what's the one other than "Depression Gone From Me Blues", Chris?

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2021, 01:19:59 PM »
I don't want to cheat by looking at the list in Weeniepedia--what's the one other than "Depression Gone From Me Blues", Chris?
Cherry Hill Blues, backing up Irene Scruggs.

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2021, 02:08:27 PM »
Thanks for the reminder, Chris. And while I'm here, one to add to the list for E position, standard tuning:

   * Charley Jordan

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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2021, 03:04:39 PM »
Brownie McGhee of course, serially...

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2021, 04:59:00 PM »
Little Hat Jones had a very distinctive style playing in E standard, and recorded it over and over again.

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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2021, 04:42:26 AM »
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2021, 07:50:35 AM »
Hi all,

   * Willie Trice

He kind of specialized in playing in E position in standard tuning, and played a bunch of songs in that position that absolutely nobody else did, like "Diddy Wa Diddy".

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2021, 08:34:37 AM »
Hi all,
   * Robert Belfour

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2021, 09:22:15 AM »
Lane Hardin.

Two of the three solo sides attributed to him are in E, both are sublimely strange and wonderful.

Just this weekend I revisited "Hard Times," which I hadn't played for a couple of years. I forgot how tricky the vocals are!

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2021, 01:54:59 PM »
Memphis Minnie : Bumblebee Blues had  a really influential approach to playing in E.

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2021, 01:57:51 PM »
And of course Robert Petway , only one song of all his recordings in E, but what song,

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2021, 03:00:33 PM »
I don't know if Robert Curtis Smith belongs on this list for his rendition of "I'm Going Away," which I recently played at a zoom open mike to some friends who all immediately wanted to cop the song. It always gets a strong positive reaction.

I cheated and looked at Weeniepedia, and it looks like 3 of the 5 R.C. Smith songs we've transcribed lyrics for were in dropped-D or Vestapol, so it may not fit the guidelines.

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2021, 03:21:11 PM »
I think he's a good choice, Lindy, both because that particular song is so strong, and also because he did have other really good renditions in E position in standard tuning that just don't happen to have been transcribed yet. And that isn't his fault (or anybody's).
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2021, 03:54:59 PM »
Luke Jordan - Church Bell Blues and My Gal's Don Quit me

Carl Martin - Crow Jane - Goodmorning Judge (with those unique tremolo brushes)

Josh White - he had to change his fingerpicking style in the late 30ies to a more strumming style after a handinjury.  His "Number 12 train" is a good example.

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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2021, 04:00:40 PM »
Nice ones, Carl. Good to hear from you!
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2021, 05:54:48 PM »
Hi all,

   * Shirley Griffith, with "River Line Blues", "Shaggy Hound Blues", "Meet Me In The Bottom", "Saturday Blues", "Back to Bed", et al

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2021, 02:02:12 PM »
Rev Gary Davis who I seem to be adding to most of the stylist playing positions, but I'm thinking 'Cross & Evil Woman Blues' and 'Slippin' Till My Girl Comes in Partner' for being played out of E standard

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2021, 05:31:22 PM »
Hi all,
Emmett Murray, who can be found on the set "Drop Down In Florida" was a really original stylist in his playing in E position in standard tuning. He used a lot of chord voicings and ways of getting around that I haven't heard anyone else use.
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--E position, standard tuning
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2021, 03:24:39 AM »
Geeshee Willey and Elvie Thomas

 


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