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Author Topic: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?  (Read 2029 times)

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Offline Coyote Slim

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Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« on: May 01, 2007, 10:16:24 AM »
I just picked up a Johnny Shines CD released by Document:  "Live" In Europe 1975 (recorded  at Jazzland in Vienna on Feb 19th, 20, and 21st of 1975)  One of the tunes is "Rollin' and Tumblin'," which this time around Johnny plays without a slide... Interesting, since many of the other pieces feature great slide work ("Did you ever love a woman" for instance, which has a Robert Nighthawk-esque touch to it, and even a cover of "Got My Mojo Workin'" which sounds like he played it in Spanish tuning).  I know on the release from Testament where Johnny's playing with an electric Chicago-style band he does "Rollin'" with a slide.

I can't really think of another artist who played this tune without a slide.  I wonder if that particular night Johnny just happened to forget his slide...
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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007, 10:22:46 AM »
I don't think Garfield Akers used a slide but must check.
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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007, 10:42:02 AM »
Sure, why not?
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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007, 10:53:19 AM »
Joe Callicott recorded a very nice version of Roll & Tumble without slide. Happens to be one of my favorite versions.


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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007, 12:16:14 PM »
Cool.  One of my favorite versions is by Sunnyland Slim.  He didn't use a slide, either.    :D
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Offline tenderfoot84

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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2007, 05:58:21 AM »
aker's version (dough rollin blues) is played without a slide. i think he's playing out of a standard (i might have a better idea once ma exams are over an a can listen to johnm's latest lesson).

which makes it a bit more interestin that his playing partner calicott does his version in spanish.
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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007, 06:46:35 PM »
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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007, 09:04:18 PM »
RL Burnside, Rose Hemphill both do non-slide versions.
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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2007, 04:32:22 PM »
In all the RL Burnside versions of the song I've heard he's used a slide.  There was a video on YouTube of him playing it a while ago; I'm not sure if it's still up.  What album is the version without a slide on?
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Re: Rollin' and Tumblin'...without a slide?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2007, 06:19:15 AM »
Joe Callicott recorded a very nice version of Roll & Tumble without slide. Happens to be one of my favorite versions.



On the "Ain't Gonna Lie To You" -CD Callicot plays the basic lick emphasizing the major scale (!),  rather than the minor (pentatonic or blues) which is usually associated with this lick.

Root - Major 3rd (hammered on from the minor 3rd) - Root - Major 7th - Root - Major 3rd (hammered on from the minor 3rd) - Root.

I haven't heard anyone else do it this way.

Without the authority of Callicott I wouldn't dare to try this on a jam session, but I think it sounds beautiful! :D

The song's on the Juke

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Edited to add: A rhythmic variation (with the same intervals) can be heard on the Callicott album "Mississippi Delta Blues In The 1960s (Vol. 2)", also on the Juke
« Last Edit: May 06, 2007, 08:56:36 AM by Pan »

 


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