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Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on January 21, 2007, 11:42:06 AM
First post - not really authentic but fun
Title: Re: Yo Yo Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: daddystovepipe on January 21, 2007, 12:14:36 PM
Hi all, here's some more info about the song.
It's in the key of F but played out of the E position, capo I.  Most ideas I used derive from Lemon's playing in E like in Yo Yo Blues or Piney Woods Mama. I learned the basics from Ari Eisinger's BLJ dvd.
The main difference of my version with Lemon's songs in the key of E is of course the tempo.  I wanted to do something different yet retain the character of the song; it sounds a bit more modern this way but one could debate about that.
The guitar is a Gibson copy, a Gr?ven L-00v. I use a thumbpick and bare fingers.
The recording was done with a Sony MD and one Sony condenser mike.   
I'll post some more BLJ in the coming days.  I'm working on a lap slide version of One Kind Favor in open C. 
Cheers,
Carl
Title: Re: Yo Yo Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: LoneWolf on January 21, 2007, 12:43:37 PM
Sounds very authentic to me. Lemon have been proud. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Yo Yo Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: RichdCollins on January 22, 2007, 01:01:41 AM
Good to hear you  again..last  time  was at Laurelthurst in portland  you played police dog blues  and  soo cow  soo...the trick to Blind Lemon Jefferson is  that he whips  his  guitar..(too bad  there are not  any videos of him) Chet Atkins  doesn't  'whip' his  guitar...
...When one performs on the street people pass by so  fast..that  one has less than 30 seconds to get their attention...BLJ's verses are  really  geared that way..as well.  Take  care, Richd
Title: Re: Yo Yo Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: daddystovepipe on January 24, 2007, 07:12:26 AM
Thanks for the comment Rich.  I'm afraid this is a case of "mistaken identity".  I'm European and I never played in Portland... or there must be a parallell universe after all... ;)
Carl 
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on January 27, 2007, 07:22:37 AM
Hi all,

This is my stab at Crow Jane by Carl Martin.  E-position, capo I
An interesting arrangement since it departs from the usual 8-bar progression.
Carl Martin also used this arrangement for "Goodmorning Judge" and while accompaning Billy Bird on his "Mill Man Blues" - so lotsa mileage for this great tune  ;D
The tremolo brushing and the use of the F#7 make this song unique. 
I do the brushing with my middle finger.
The second brake,which needs more work,  is mine and inspired by Pat Donohue's tremolo brushing with base like he does in his rendition of "The Mooche"
I hope you'll enjoy this one and feedback would be appreciated.
Cheers,
Carl
Title: Re: Crow Jane - Carl Martin
Post by: 37 Gibson on January 27, 2007, 08:37:51 AM
I really enjoyed that - You do a nice job with Carl Martin's brushing technique, and the vocals and playing come together nicely.  I like the variations you throw in to keep it interesting.  Thanks for posting that.  [If you haven't heard it, you might be interested in Ernie Hawkins' version of this song, which is a very different 12-bar arrangement based on C-position chords but capoed up to the fourth fret so it's actually in the key of E.]
Title: Re: Crow Jane - Carl Martin
Post by: uncle bud on January 27, 2007, 08:38:28 AM
Hey, Daddy Stovepipe - that's some fancy picking! Nice job. It sounds great, my only comment would be maybe you want to slow it down a pinch. I think it rushes along a bit too much, but this is a minor point.

Regarding that tremelo and bass, I think Hacksaw Harney does this. Every try any of his stuff? Anyway, that's quite a technique.  :o

Very enjoyable!
Title: Re: Crow Jane - Carl Martin
Post by: Slack on January 27, 2007, 03:08:28 PM
Very nice Carl -- you've got a good blues voice!  Would agree with UB, it sounds rushed in spots.... and maybe the whole tempo could be slowed a bit.  Minor points, love the variations!
Title: Re: Crow Jane - Carl Martin
Post by: GhostRider on January 27, 2007, 03:59:25 PM
Hey, Daddy:

That may be the best blues voice I've heard on the Backporch. Seriously.

But you've got to slow it down. At the end of each stanza your vocally rushing to finish...
With a lush, complex voice like you have, you want to draaaaw it out, not push it into compression-mode. (I can't believe I'm giving others vocal ideas).

the guitar-playing is great, but again, if it was slowed down, you'd be able to appreciate all the licks.

Please record it again, 30% slower. I'll put it on my .mp3 player.

Alex
Title: Re: Crow Jane - Carl Martin
Post by: daddystovepipe on January 28, 2007, 08:07:18 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, appreciate it.
Slowing down is a main problem for me because the way I play reflects my personality : I talk fast, I eat fast...and I have a tendency to let swing everything I play.
I thought I was playing it : "just a little bit faster that Carl Martin", so I checked his version again...it is way slower than I thought.  Thanks for pointing that out to me.  I'll work up a new version, may take a little time but "I'll be back"... ;D
Carl 
Title: Re: Crow Jane - Carl Martin
Post by: mississippijohnhurt1928 on February 03, 2007, 12:45:32 PM
This is great, keep it up!!!
Title: Re: Crow Jane - Carl Martin
Post by: Rivers on February 03, 2007, 12:56:36 PM
That's real good. Very rich arrangement, vocals are excellent, entertaining all round. I like the tremolo brushing with walking bass very much, consider it stolen! Very nice picking.
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on February 15, 2007, 02:33:15 AM
Hi,

I've been trying out my new video camera so here's a few short instrumental pieces I've put on youtube.
The first one in in drop-d and based on Dutch guitar wiz Ton van Bergeyck's Boogie Dance which is a mixture of Tampa Red and Lonnie Johnson licks.
The second one is the only slide piece I know that is in standard tuning and is called Frogtime Stagger by Nick Katzman (from his first Kicking Mule lp)
Enjoy,
Carl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnCYG6WYzM
 
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: onewent on February 15, 2007, 06:23:03 AM
..I think your video camera works pretty well !  ..oh, and your playing's not bad either  ;-)
I like both pieces, smooth and controlled .. the guitar has a great sound, too .. L-00?  ..or L-00-type?  Keep recording on YouTube, it's great to watch .. thanks..Tom
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: daddystovepipe on February 15, 2007, 09:39:03 AM
Thanks for the comment Tom, will post more in the future.
It's a L-00 copy made by John Gr?ven - my best so far (but isn't that what we always say about the last one we got :)
Carl
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: Rivers on February 15, 2007, 06:57:45 PM
Very nice playing Stovepipe and great tone. I was fascinated by the extreme curve of your thumb, has it always been like that or is it just years of picking?

You've clearly worked on nailing fretted altered chords in open tuning, adds a lot of interest and great to listen to combined with the slide. Keep it up, and give us some vocals if you feel so inclined!
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: daddystovepipe on February 15, 2007, 09:59:09 PM
Thanks Rivers.
Both of my thumbs are that way.  For the right hand that's good as it gives a good angle for strong attack; for my left hand it's less of a convenience as it gives me unsufficient support that way and causes too much strain on my index finger.  That's the reason I must avoid barchords and especially halfbar chords. 
The slide tune is in standard tuning by the way so I use ordinary E, A and B chords. If you don't know the original artist (Nick Katzman) get his cd (on Shanachie I think, I only have the old lp's on Kicking Mule); he's a great CB player.
Carl
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: blueshome on February 16, 2007, 03:18:42 AM
Beautiful playing. Great sound - what did you use to record it?
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: Parlor Picker on February 16, 2007, 07:09:30 AM
You put us in a difficult position Daddy Stovepipe - deciding whether to be inspired or pop downstairs and burn those guitars.  Great playing - and very enjoyable too!

I'll try very hard and go for the inspiration option...
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: daddystovepipe on February 16, 2007, 11:44:00 AM
Wise choice Parlor Picker ;D
I used a JVC505Everio camera with a harddisc.  I transferred the recording to a dvd and gave it to my son to upload it (finally those kids come in handy after all  ;)  He said there's some loss in quality but it's good enough for me.  If I'd hook up the camera directly to the computer it might turn out even better.
Carl
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: Rivers on February 16, 2007, 03:15:43 PM
Well that's impressive, I just assumed you were in open tuning. Nice job, I missed the joins.

That's not to say I won't watch it again and look for them...  >:D

You probably know this but the great Johnny Shines played a lot of slide in standard tuning.
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: 37 Gibson on February 16, 2007, 07:58:16 PM
That's some fine playing!  I too was intrigued by the curve of your picking hand thumb; you employ it to great effect.  I'm familiar with some of Ton Van Bergeyck's music, but not that particular tune.  I love way the arrangement incorporates Tampa Red's licks in drop D.  Thanks for posting the video. 
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: FrontPage on February 17, 2007, 02:09:55 PM
Thanks for sharing a thoroughly enjoyable tour-de-force on both pieces. That Boogie Dance is a remarkable assembly of cool licks with some very fast and clean picking. Excellent tone too. Parlor Picker summed it up nicely - I'm resolved to throw my L-00 on the fire, but I can't seem to get my National to ignite.  Where is that gasoline when you need it? What would Jimmie do?
 ;)
And congratulations on the daunting technical accomplishment of capturing your performance on video!
Cheers,
FrontPage
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: Sudsbury on February 18, 2007, 02:22:10 PM
Wow! 8)  Very hot, very cool, very envious.
Sudbury
Title: Re: Boogie Dance / Frogtime Stagger
Post by: Parlor Picker on February 19, 2007, 01:05:45 AM
FrontPage: actually, I've always fancied an L-00, so rather than torch the old girl, why not send her over to me in the UK and I can pretend to burn it.  You'll feel a whole lot better - honest.

I know a good scrap yard for the National as well, if you like...
 

Cough, cough....
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on February 25, 2007, 02:54:30 PM
Hi,
Here's my lap slide version of this classic.
It's based on some tab I got from a Japanese guitarist : Tokyo Uchida.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd-3aoQe8CI
Enjoy,
Carl

Title: Easy Rider - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: daddystovepipe on February 25, 2007, 03:53:40 PM
Hi,
Here's my jazzed-up version of another Lemon classic.
I owe a lot to Duck Baker here.
Cheers,
Carl
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJXWxEuWrz8
Title: From 4 Till Late - Robert Johnson
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 02, 2007, 08:59:11 AM
Hi,
Here's my version of a Robert Johnson song.  He played it in standard key of C but my slideversion is in Spanish and based on Homesick Mac's playing of this song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_EtkdY45L0&mode=user&search=
Enjoy,
Carl
Title: Re: Easy Rider - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: leonard on March 09, 2007, 07:31:32 PM
Hey Daddy Stovepipe
Nice clip! Very nice style!  I watched your version of One Kind Favor too.
Sweet! That lap guitar really sounds good too. Nice work!   Lenny
Title: Re: Easy Rider - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: Rivers on March 09, 2007, 08:37:34 PM
Nice. What's the guitar actually?

You could slow down a bit. This is not a criticism, I just reckon a slightly slower dynamic would open up more possibilities you could exploit. Very enjoyable and educational.
Title: Re: One Kind Favor - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: Rivers on March 09, 2007, 08:40:17 PM
Liked the way you saved the mega 'churchbell ring' til the end, knowing the Lemon freaks would be waiting for it! Thoroughly enjoyed that one Mr Stovepipe.
Title: Re: Easy Rider - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 10, 2007, 12:07:15 PM
You're right Rivers, it's a bit too fast (that dreaded red recording light...)

The guitar is a "L-00v" made by John Gr?ven.  John got hold of a few L-00 from the thirties (one is Mary Flowers') and started to make copies.  I really like it, plays well and souds real vintagy.  There's an interesting rewiew of it on the Little Brother site.   
Cheers,
Carl
Title: Gospel Blues
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 13, 2007, 04:19:08 PM
Hi all,

Here's a little "Gospel Blues" on the lap slide.
First I play McTell's "River of Jordan" and then "Right on That Shore" based on Roosevelt Holts rendition.  He's one of those musicians that falls into the category "wish we would have heard more of"
Enjoy,
Carl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t53K9ahCddU&mode=user&search=

Title: Re: Gospel Blues
Post by: dj on March 13, 2007, 05:25:12 PM
Beautiful playing.  Thanks for that one.  What tuning are you using?
Title: Re: Gospel Blues
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 14, 2007, 09:54:57 AM
Thanks dj
I'm in DADF#AD
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 15, 2007, 09:30:58 AM
Fulfilling cheapfeet's request with another tired old standard.
Poor Boy, but in Ramblin' Thomas' version.
I'm one half step below Vestapol.
Enjoy,
Carl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lq6izLM3D2Y


Title: Walkin' Blues
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 18, 2007, 12:12:19 PM
Well, here's another classic that's been done a zillion times...so one more won't hurt I guess.
It's more based on Johnny Shines "Ramblin' Blues" than on Robert Johnson's version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlugCtikXuU

ps : it looks like I'm having the "porch" pretty much to myself lately.  How about it guys...I'm going to feel really blue when you leave me so alone....dust off those strings, have some fun and start posting.
Carl 
Title: Re: Poor Boy
Post by: uncle bud on March 19, 2007, 01:47:48 PM
Nice job, Daddy S.! That's one beautiful-sounding weissen-thingy. An unusual choice of tune to take on, in this version, very reminiscent of Blind Willie Johnson at times, eh? You've got a great touch with both picking and steel hands. Way to dig up a weird one.  :D
Title: Re: One Kind Favor - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: banjochris on March 21, 2007, 12:57:38 AM
I really liked this -- you get a beautiful tone from that guitar.
Chris
Title: Re: Poor Boy
Post by: JimNJBlues on March 22, 2007, 03:29:42 PM
I've loved that song since the first time I heard it on the Anthology.  Great version!
  I've never sat down and tried to figure it out.. did Ramblin' Thomas do it lapstyle as well?
Title: Re: Poor Boy
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 22, 2007, 04:20:29 PM
Jim,
this topic "Ramblin' Thomas lapstyle or not" has been discussed somewhere I think (but I can't remember where exactly); anyway, nobody can tell for sure.  In this case you don't have to play it lap style, it is easely played on a roundneck guitar as well.  But I have to admit that playing it  lapstyle gives the song someting extra.  Hard to explain, you'll have to try it to feel and hear it.
I think we're on the verge of a lap slide renaissance... ;)
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 24, 2007, 01:18:47 PM
Here's a little gospel song most of you have heard before.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzWm7p02Jcg
Enjoy,
Carl
Title: Re: If You See My Saviour
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 25, 2007, 05:46:46 AM
Hi SpikeDriver,
thanks for the comments.
The Weiss was made by Tony Francis of New Zealand (his website will be up in a few weeks).  It's an exaxt copy of a Style 4 Weissenborn and made of Tasmanian blackwood, which is a member of the Koa family.  I also have a Lazy River in mahogany but I prefer the Tony Francis which is very well suited for my bluesmaterial.  I really like playing lapslide, it gives your playing a new dimension.  You'll be surprised that even the simpliest tunes sound great on a lapslide and it's not difficult to learn if you already fingerpick.
The little black guitar is a Gr?ven L-00v.  John Gr?ven makes copies of some older guitars now.  It has a cool vintage sound and plays real easy.  You'll find more info on John's website.
The resonator is a "Delta" made by John Alderson of the UK www.deltaresonatorguitars.co.uk

 
Title: Chump Man Blues
Post by: daddystovepipe on March 31, 2007, 09:00:37 AM
Here's a much covered Blind Blake song in a lapslide version.
I'm in vestapol, half step down.
I kinda wonder if someone recognises the basic lick and some other ideas...got it from a contemporary player.  That'll be the $1000 question  ;)
Carl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJNtktHu23U

Title: Re: Chump Man Blues
Post by: LoneWolf on March 31, 2007, 09:24:02 AM
You are an amazing player, I'm a fan.
Title: Re: Chump Man Blues
Post by: Slack on March 31, 2007, 09:33:59 AM
Outstanding DS - this song and style really suits you and your vocal range.  The vocal is super.

Makes me want to immediately go out and buy a lap guitar.  ;D
Title: Big Road Blues
Post by: daddystovepipe on April 02, 2007, 10:20:07 AM
Here's another tired ole' classic, Tommy Johnson's "Big Road Blues" in drop D (half step down). 
Since I don't have the brilliant Charley McCoy "seconding" me I thought I'd record it with the 12-string to make the arrangement a bit richer :)
Enjoy,
Carl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvg8Ik-0ZvI&mode=user&search=
 
Title: Re: Big Road Blues
Post by: ozrkreb on April 03, 2007, 06:37:06 AM
Wow....that was great!

Az
Title: Yo Yo Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
Post by: daddystovepipe on April 08, 2007, 03:50:18 PM
Hi,

I posted an audio version some time ago, here's a youtube version.
Enjoy,
Carl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpSYKoOuwhc
 
Title: Re: If You See My Saviour
Post by: daddystovepipe on April 09, 2007, 10:35:57 AM
A few people asked me for the chords to this song; here they are :

walk up to the intro is played on the third string : open and second fret
intro : C - Am - /D7 - G7 - /C C7 F Fm /C - - -/
1st verse : C - - - / C7 - - - /F - - - /F - - F#?7/C - - - /Am - D7 - /G - - - / G - - - /
C - - - /C7 - - - /F - - - /F -  - F#?7/C - Am -/D7 - G7 - / C C7 F Fm/C - - - /

F#?7 is 2x121x

You can play variations at will for the 8 beats in G

The G7 after the D7 is 3x343x

Cheers,
Carl
Title: Re: If You See My Saviour
Post by: uncle bud on April 10, 2007, 08:08:02 AM
Nice job, Daddy S.

Just a note to add that if people are interested, the tune (and how to play it) was also discussed here:
http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=114&topic=2096.0
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on April 21, 2007, 02:58:35 PM
Hi all,

Here's an arrangement I learned many years ago from a record of a British bluesman named Dave Peabody.  Works great on a 12-string guitar.
Originally recorded by Ida Cox in 1924; don't you love the lyrics  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0krhcyZi8w

Enjoy,
Carl
Title: Re: Wild Women Don't Have The Blues - Ida Cox
Post by: FrontPage on April 23, 2007, 05:36:41 PM
And enjoy it I did. Thanks for posting the link. Anybody wanting to listen to the original can find it here as a RealAudio stream:
http://www.redhotjazz.com/coxlabs.html (http://www.redhotjazz.com/coxlabs.html)
If you've never been to this fantastic web site, you'll find a lot more of interest!

Another tune I like that was first performed by a female blues artist is "Why Don't You Do Right" which was recorded by Lil Green in 1941 (written by Joe Mccoy). It came to broader attention when it was re-recorded a year or so later by Peggy Lee as a young vocalist fronting the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
Title: Re: Wild Women Don't Have The Blues - Ida Cox
Post by: LoneWolf on April 24, 2007, 04:59:27 AM
Fantastic as always!! My favorite of your performances is "Poor Boy".
Title: Re: Wild Women Don't Have The Blues - Ida Cox
Post by: Bunker Hill on April 24, 2007, 10:04:10 AM
Another tune I like that was first performed by a female blues artist is "Why Don't You Do Right" which was recorded by Lil Green in 1941 (written by Joe Mccoy). It came to broader attention when it was re-recorded a year or so later by Peggy Lee as a young vocalist fronting the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
We interrupt this thread for an off-topic information item.

When jazz writer John S Wilson interviewed Lee in 1981 for the New York Times he raised the subject of "Why Don't You Do Right" and she told him:

"I was a big fan of Lil Green. When I joined Benny Goodman I travelled with a wind-up phonograph and some records by Lil Green and some Debussy records. What a mixture! My dressing room was next to Benny's. He heard me play Lil Green's "Why Don't You Do Right" over and over".

Normal service may now resume. :)
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on April 27, 2007, 11:22:01 AM
Hi all,

Instead of bashing the good ol' Reverend I thought I'd record one of his bluesy gospels.

Recorded in my rather narrow hallway for added reverb effect ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzglaZv1BzM

Enjoy,
Carl


Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on May 06, 2007, 07:26:29 AM
Hi all,

Here's a lapslide version of Blind Willie Johnson's "Trouble Will Soon Be Over"
I'm in CGCGCE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH61GmppVbc

Enjoy,
Carl


Title: Re: Trouble Will Soon Be Over - lap slide
Post by: Richard on May 06, 2007, 10:48:06 AM

Nice, what would you term that tuning open C ?

Did BWJ use that, or who did?
Title: Re: Trouble Will Soon Be Over - lap slide
Post by: daddystovepipe on May 06, 2007, 10:59:49 AM
Yes, this is what generally is called Open C.
BWJ never used this tuning, he only played slide in Open D.
I've read in an older tread that Sylvester Weaver is the only one in Country Blues to ever use this tuning.
I play Lemon's "One Kind Favor" also in this tuning (it's also on Youtube).
Cheers,
Carl
Title: Re: Trouble Will Soon Be Over - lap slide
Post by: LoneWolf on May 06, 2007, 11:09:48 AM
I like it very much, sir. Great job. I used to play this song in open G.
Title: Re: Death Don't Have No Mercy
Post by: Doc White on May 06, 2007, 04:50:24 PM
Hi Carl,
Lovely version, great playing and singing. Great sounding guitar too.
What is it??
Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: Death Don't Have No Mercy
Post by: daddystovepipe on May 06, 2007, 10:28:48 PM
Thanks chris,

The guitar is a cheapo 1970 Gibson LG12; got it from Ebay for $799!
Playing this song in my all wooden hallway makes it sound great ;)
Title: Re: Death Don't Have No Mercy
Post by: davispicker on May 07, 2007, 05:16:56 AM
Wonderful rendition, Carl.  You really capture the spirit of the song and the guitar playing is great.  I'm gonna go back and try to learn this tune!

Brian
Title: Re: Death Don't Have No Mercy
Post by: Michael Kuehn on May 07, 2007, 10:17:45 AM
Just an awesome version... your choice of recording spots lends an added quality of sadness to the song, those shadows dancing on the wall. Wonderful all around.

Mike
Title: Re: Trouble Will Soon Be Over - lap slide
Post by: Richard on May 08, 2007, 01:50:05 PM
Thank DS, I had it in my head that BWJ was an open D man. However, this tuning was a new one on me in the lap blues world so I was intrigued, I'll give it a go tomorrow :)
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on May 09, 2007, 02:58:42 PM
Hi,

Here's some vintage Lonnie Johnson and Texas Alexander on a 10-string.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wSRiH0zZVo#GU5U2spHI_4

Enjoy,
Carl
Title: Re: Moanin' Blues - Lonnie Johnson/Texas Alexander
Post by: Parlor Picker on May 10, 2007, 02:12:15 AM
Yet another nice one, Carl.

Think you'll soon have to change your Weenie ID to something like "Prof. Prolific" the speed with which you're turning out the recordings - and you manage quality alongside quantity.
Title: Daddy Stovepipe
Post by: daddystovepipe on May 20, 2007, 02:16:29 PM
Hi,

Here's my version of a typical, vintage, Lonnie Johnson song.
I'm in drop G and removed a B-string and the octave G-string.
The fills are pretty much improvised and on loan from other Johnson songs.  It even got the "signature" lick (which one someone said - haha, I liked that)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oATnunSWuZg

Cheers,
Carl
Title: Re: Go Back To Your No Good Man
Post by: LoneWolf on May 21, 2007, 12:04:43 PM
Big Lonnie fan here, I liked your version very much. Love that loose rhythmic feel.

Hey Carl, can you play his instrumental "Playing With The Strings"?
Title: Get Away Blues
Post by: daddystovepipe on July 10, 2007, 10:12:09 AM
Hi all,

Here's my lap slide arrangement of a Rovert Wilkins song - the first solo is Oscar Woods inspired.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JguszC7i3Lg
Enjoy,
Carl
Title: Re: Get Away Blues
Post by: Pan on July 10, 2007, 01:59:28 PM
Hi Carl. Very nice lap slide playing and singing indeed.

But I think you need a taller hat ;D

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: Get Away Blues
Post by: Parlor Picker on July 11, 2007, 01:39:39 AM
Very enjoyable - thanks Carl.

Your performance is a real ray of sunshine in the face of all the Weenie Juke depression.
Title: Re: Get Away Blues
Post by: Prof Scratchy on July 11, 2007, 07:30:18 AM
I'll second that. Also just to say that youtube content is enriched by having so many superb performances of our favourite music by DS. I've watched just about all of them and very fine they are! The background posters  and pics are good too!
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