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Offline Johnm

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The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« on: March 06, 2021, 09:12:42 AM »
Hi all,
Just trying to keep the ball rolling.

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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2021, 10:34:44 AM »
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2021, 10:51:10 AM »
Good one, Forgetful Jones! As far as I know, Buddy only recorded one tune ever in Dropped-D tuning, "New Lovin' Blues", but it was such a ripping rendition I do think it qualifies him as a major stylist in that playing position/tuning.
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 01:33:48 PM »
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2021, 02:30:57 PM »
Lonnie Johnson who recorded probably the largest total of songs with dropped tuning of the early blues artists.


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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2021, 03:13:31 PM »
Hi Jostber,
I reckon most of Lonnie Johnson's early pieces were in DGDGBE tuning rather than Dropped-D, though they can be played in Dropped-D.
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2021, 06:26:14 AM »
Hi all,
I'd suggest Mance Lipscomb, who almost always used Dropped-D to play in A, and recorded a host of songs using that approach.
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2021, 09:56:29 AM »
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Re: The Guitar Stylists--Dropped-D tuning
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2021, 09:27:34 AM »
Hi all,
I'd put Willie Lofton  in this category, despite his having recorded only one accompaniment (though used on two different songs). His "Dark Road Blues", a version of "Big Road Blues" is ripping, whew!



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