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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Country Blues Instrumentals
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2008, 08:40:01 AM »
A couple people mentioned Mance Lipscomb's Boogie in A and Spanish Flang Dang earlier. Mance has quite a number of instrumentals.

There is also Sentimental Piece in G (which isn't particularly sentimental). And also Rag in F, which is a nice one. There are several others:

Rag in G
Blues in G
Mr Tom's Rag
Rag in A
Missouri Waltz

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Re: Country Blues Instrumentals
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2008, 10:33:21 AM »
Thanks for mentioning that Andrew...I think that Mance is a very underrated instrumental player.  There is a sizable amouont of educational material out there on Mance's music but it is almost all about his songs.  In fact the only Instrumentals that I have been able to find TAB for are "Rag in G" and "Rag in A" both of which are on the excellent DVDs by Ernie Hawkins....and Frankly Mance's Rags...all sound the same just in different keys...they are may least favorite of his instrumentals.  In the back of my head I dream of someday producing some instructional material covering this overlooked subject....But I'm a long way from being able to do that.

I also "rediscovered" the excellent instrumentals of Richard Hacksaw Harney the other day while driving into work.  I would love to be able to play "Delta Eagle" some day!

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Blue
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Re: Country Blues Instrumentals
« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2008, 10:50:13 AM »
Yes, Rag in A and Rag in G seem to be the same. I think the one that has the best sound, probably because it is out of F and therefore doesn't sound as typical, is Rag in F. A bit repetitive itself, but fun and open to playing around with it.

Hacksaw is a great one. Wouldn't we all like to play like him.

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Re: Country Blues Instrumentals
« Reply #33 on: February 26, 2008, 12:39:34 PM »
Just had another one come up on the old computer speakers.

No Time at All - Tarheel Slim, from the album of the same name. Sounds like it's in Vestapol (no slide).

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Re: Country Blues Instrumentals
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2013, 04:57:01 PM »
Hi all,
Buddy Boy Hawkins' "A Rag" is a great one in this category, though it has a spoken commentary as does William Moore's "Old Country Rock".  Jesse Thomas had a great one from his post-War recordings called "Melody in C" that I've never heard covered.
All best,
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Re: Country Blues Instrumentals
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2013, 04:27:36 AM »
Boogie Woogie Dance-Tampa Red?!

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Re: Country Blues Instrumentals
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2013, 11:01:14 AM »
Burk Holmes' Piece - Herlin Holts

Bud Grant's Grunt - Bud Grant

Instrumental Piece 1 - Buddy Moss
...so blue I shade a part of this town.

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Re: Country Blues Instrumentals
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2013, 04:24:09 PM »
Nice choice, DrHepcat, and welcome to Weenie Campbell!

John Lee, I was just listening to "Burk Holmes' Piece" the other night.  That's a great one!
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Johnm

 


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