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Hundreds of 'race' singers have flooded the market with what is generally regarded as the worst contribution to the cause of good music ever inflicted on the public. The lyrics of a great many of these 'blues' are worse than the lowest sort of doggerel - Talking Machine Journal, February 1924, plucked from Stephen Calt's Barrelhouse Words

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Offline joe paul

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Blue Shadow Falling
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:09:46 AM »
One of Buddy Moss's great numbers in E, from the 1963 recording session with George Mitchell.
Thanks as ever to John Miller for his song breakdowns, where I discovered this. Here we are a year or two later and I've almost learned to play it ...!



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Gordon

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 04:17:54 AM »
Well done! Lot of difficult moves in there!

Offline Pan

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2017, 08:15:26 AM »
Excellent! Thanks for posting!

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Pan

Offline Johnm

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2017, 09:48:18 AM »
Really nice, Gordon!  I think it's great the way that you're always working and growing in what you do.
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Johnm

Offline joe paul

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2017, 01:21:35 PM »
Thanks, glad people enjoyed it.
I get a lot out of learning songs that are a bit of a stretch - then getting to the point where the singing works out, that's the hard, hard bit, but rewarding too.

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 04:41:03 PM »
Hi Gordon,

Thought I had posted this before, but must have failed to post.

This is really fine, and I admire how you strive for a style with a loose right hand and a fluid left as well. You also really carry the rhythm and feel of the song in your body. This technique may be difficult to master, but you are reaping the benefits in terms of rhythmic expression and connection between the vocal and the guitar. Your hard work really shows in your growing confidence and relaxation.

Wax
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Offline Blind Boy Joe

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Re: Blue Shadow Falling
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017, 07:20:46 AM »
I always like it when players don't use fingerpicks or a thumbpick. The sound is quieter, but to my ears more natural. Nice work.

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