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Offline Norfolk Slim

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99 Year Blues
« on: March 23, 2005, 12:40:09 PM »
I'm on a bit of a roll at the moment.  Posting songs here has given me an incentive to actually properly finish and polish what I know and add the vocals (which I find tricky and often put off doing for as long as possible....) .

If I'm not careful I'm going to end up with an actual repertoire and will then have to go out and play in front of real people...  :o

Anyway- my take on 99 year blues.....

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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005, 10:27:38 AM »
Nice one, Slim - thoroughly enjoyed this posting.
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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2005, 11:57:57 AM »
Yes, great job Slim... sounding very relaxed - I'd say you already have a repetoire!

Cheers,

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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2005, 12:09:24 PM »
Don't  say that,  else I really will have to find the courage to play in front of people ! : ;D

Bottled it at the EBA event a few weeks ago despite John M's gentle encouragement....

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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2005, 06:58:13 PM »
yes, recording for the BP is a great thing for forcing yourself to put it all together.  Highly recommend it to anyone lurking...

tom

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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2005, 09:11:30 AM »
Hi Slim - sounding good. Nice and laid back. I don't know if you've just chosen to leave it out, but there's a nice couple bass notes on the 4th string that Julius Daniels hits in the third line

Aaaah, bring me my pistol, three rounds of ball
I'm gonna kill everybody, whup a poor boy along
Poor boy along, poor boy along, poor boy along

Right in those "Poor boy along" bits. It's simple, just moving from his G and D bass to fretting the 4th string at the second fret then hitting the next alternated bass note as the 4th string open. He does this a few times through that last line. The two notes, E then D, ring out nicely. Tonally, it's kind of like changing to a C chord, to my ear. He does this each time through the form.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2005, 09:16:25 AM by uncle bud »

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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2005, 03:33:00 PM »
Nice job, Simon.  I hope to see you do this one from the stage this August in Northampton.
All best,
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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 01:58:49 PM »
Thought this might be fun.

I first posted this track to the Back Porch back in 2005 (gulp).  I was barely out of my twenties :o

It has become a solid staple in my repertoire, and my go-to song if I'm asked to play something unprepared.  It then became the opening track on my cd....

Going back and listening to the posting is cringe-making and nice at the same time because I can hear how much better I do the song now!

So here is an up to date, one take job for fun and comparison:



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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 01:38:39 AM »
Good choice of song and well executed, Slim.
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Offline Laura

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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 12:28:58 PM »
That's great, Simon.  You sure do sound a lot more comfortable playing it now, though the older version was still good!

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Re: 99 Year Blues
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2014, 02:26:22 PM »
Sounds and looks like you're on the top of you're game with this song! Good job!

Cheers

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