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Author Topic: Rube Lacy - Mississippi Jail House Groan  (Read 1099 times)

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Offline craigmulcahy

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Rube Lacy - Mississippi Jail House Groan
« on: August 13, 2011, 09:25:44 AM »
Just wondering if there's even been a discussion about this this awesome song... I'm finding it hard to believe not but I can't turn it up by searching.
Can anyone point me in the direction of a previous discussion?

I read something about it being in a D-minor tuning with a flatted 3rd string.
Just sounded interesting and it'd like to look into it.


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Re: Rube Lacy - Mississippi Jail House Groan
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2011, 03:43:09 PM »
I could be completely wrong on this but standard tuning key of E works well. I'd really like to know myself because I started working on playing it last night.

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Re: Rube Lacy - Mississippi Jail House Groan
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 11:02:31 AM »
I agree with Nate that both "Mississippi Jailhouse Groan" and "Ham Hound Crave" were played out of E position in standard tuning. 
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Offline craigmulcahy

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Re: Rube Lacy - Mississippi Jail House Groan
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 11:16:04 PM »
Hey guys,

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction... Don't know where David Evans got this thing about the open D minor tuning in his book.
I'm going to sit down with this and see if I can come up with something.

Also, John I recently heard about your upcoming DVD 'Improving Your Ear for Country Blues Guitarist'. I just want to say this is an awesome idea and so perfect for someone like myself who's trying to develop that very thing. I can wait to check it out.

Craig.

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Re: Rube Lacy - Mississippi Jail House Groan
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 07:22:27 AM »
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction... Don't know where David Evans got this thing about the open D minor tuning in his book.
I'm going to sit down with this and see if I can come up with something.

Evans' book has other tuning errors as I recall. A Blind Lemon song listed as being in Spanish tuning when it is played in A standard. I think that mistake also appeared in a Stefan Grossman book. The Lacy tune is pitched low, around D, so one might see how the error came about.

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