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Author Topic: Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues  (Read 649 times)

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Offline Rob Hutten

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Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues
« on: December 04, 2014, 10:00:27 AM »
Hey folks,

I came up with a different arrangement for this standard using spanish tuning, capo'ed way up.



Hope Tommy doesn't mind.
-Rob

Offline Pan

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Re: Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2014, 05:40:48 PM »
Hi Rob

That was most enjoyable, thanks for posting!

Cheers

Pan


Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 02:31:46 AM »
I always enjoy it when people like you take a fresh approach to old songs, really putting their own stamp on them.
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Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2014, 03:58:35 AM »
That works really well, Rob. I don't think Tommy would mind at all, though he'd probably be amazed that folk are still playing his songs 80-odd years later...

Offline Zoharbareket

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Re: Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2014, 05:35:16 AM »
Nice one!

Offline obrigadotony

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Re: Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 07:20:11 PM »
Very Nice!   I really enjoyed the rhythm you got going on this one.  When I start tapping my foot then you've got me!

Offline Lwoodblues

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Re: Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2015, 08:38:47 PM »
  Really close to a version I did years back. Reminds me of Johnson's original and a version recorded by Paul Rishell. He played it in std. tuning. I showed him my version and he commented that it was much easier. He did re=record the tune later and it was much closer to the orig, so, nice job.

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