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Offline Blues Vintage

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I'm a steady rollin' man
« on: March 09, 2010, 01:34:16 AM »
I'm a steady rollin' man, 1/2 down, capo 1st fret.

man, I just love this song. you can tell peetie wheatstraw was a major influence on robert johnson. I recorded this a while back. going trough my tapes I thought this is worthwile for you to hear.

Offline Blue in VT

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Re: I'm a steady rollin' man
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 12:59:28 PM »
 :D :D :D

I like it....well played and sung.  The recording quality gives it a vintage feel too!


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Offline Richard

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Re: I'm a steady rollin' man
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 02:49:23 PM »
I'd agree with that  :)
(That's enough of that. Ed)

Offline GhostRider

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Re: I'm a steady rollin' man
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 12:04:50 PM »

Nice take on this old classic, you've worked out a great arrangement. I especially like your vocal phrasing.

Two comments. The instrumental riff you play in the last two bars of each 4 bar section is very nice, but if you added a bit more complexity ( which you do occasionally) it would reduce the sameness.

Occasionally you throw in little boogie-bass patterns which are very effective, more and longer of these would be great-add more punch. You might even add a whole first four bars of this boogie bass to the beginning of one verse, ala Terraplane Blues, would fit great in your version.

I don't often comment on Back Porch tunes, but I think you have a real winner here.


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