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post Nov 29 2012, 04:28 AM
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Hey guys and girls! Ithought since we have so many different types of "A song a day" type of threads on GMC and being inspired by the "Instrumental song a Day thread" I decided to start one of my own didicated to the style of music I enjoy most, Blues and Jazz. I feel that this will be cool for two reasons.

A. I get to check out youtube and other sourses in order to find cool stuff to put on here! Also, feel free to post your favorites as well!

B. I've noticed that sometimes there seems to be an quite a few people here who are into metal and Rock type genre's of music (I like them as well!) and I seldom see this type of stuff so I felt that this would be a good way of bringing a richer perspective to an already awesome forum.



First up, Blues by someone who needs no introduction: S.R.V. This song, "Tightrope" is one of his less played songs, but one of my personal favorites. He wrote this song and it was the third track on his 1989 album "In Step", the last album he would record with Double Trouble. This was just after he had come through rehab and got drug free, and it shows in both the lyrics which he wrote and how well he played compared to the drug filled years. Sadly, this was done approximately a year before his death in 1991. When possible I 'll try to provide a little information like this for all the songs I post here.


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post Nov 29 2012, 05:56 AM
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If you love the blues ya gotta love SRV cool.gif Great thread C-Strat! I was fortunate enough to see him shortly before he passed in a show with Joe Cocker, honestly one of the best shows I have been too, Mr. Cocker even did a few songs with the late great SRV.
Here is one of my SRV favorites and it shows the jazzier side of him.



And next I would like to add another old blues fav of mine done by Mr. Jimi Hendrix since his birthday has just passed as Gabriel pointed out in his" Happy Birthday Jimi" thread.

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post Nov 29 2012, 06:15 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Nov 29 2012, 04:56 AM) *
If you love the blues ya gotta love SRV cool.gif Great thread C-Strat! I was fortunate enough to see him shortly before he passed in a show with Joe Cocker, honestly one of the best shows I have been too, Mr. Cocker even did a few songs with the late great SRV.
Here is one of my SRV favorites and it shows the jazzier side of him.



And next I would like to add another old blues fav of mine done by Mr. Jimi Hendrix since his birthday has just passed as Gabriel pointed out in his" Happy Birthday Jimi" thread.


Man these were great! Thanks for sharing!"Red House" is also one of my favorite blues songs, I like Jimi's version here, and I also like Albert King's and Gary Moore's as well. I had never heard that S.R.V. tune before, your're right it is very jazz flavored, and he did a great job with it. Guess he was a guitar player first, and a Blues player second. smile.gif Wish I could have seen him in person, all I have is youtube, but at least that's something!


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post Nov 29 2012, 03:32 PM
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Oh this is gonna be awesome. I've really been geeting into blues these past couple of years and this is one of my favourite vids I found on youtube, Mr Freddie King.
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post Nov 29 2012, 07:05 PM
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QUOTE (llibach @ Nov 29 2012, 02:32 PM) *
Oh this is gonna be awesome. I've really been geeting into blues these past couple of years and this is one of my favourite vids I found on youtube, Mr Freddie King.

This was great, thanks for sharing! Freddie King was one of the three Kings of the Blues and one of my personal favorites, since he influenced guys like Eric Clapton, S.R.V., and also Gary Moore, who incidentally in this video is playing "The Stumble" a song that was orginally written and recorded by Freddie King. I have never been able to find his version, but I have found covers by Gary Moore and Peter Green, and this is perhaps my favorite version recorded in Montreux in 1995. Incidentally, I'm working on learning to play this right now and consequently everytime I see this video I wish I could play it with the ease of technique he uses! smile.gif



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post Nov 30 2012, 04:22 AM
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I love this performance
http://youtu.be/B6uXGSTfz_4


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post Nov 30 2012, 05:47 AM
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QUOTE (Patrik Berg @ Nov 30 2012, 03:22 AM) *
I love this performance
http://youtu.be/B6uXGSTfz_4

This was great! I've always liked Django's music, I also like Joe Pass, those two are probably my favorite Jazz artists.

This has always been one of my favorite Joe Pass Songs:



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post Nov 30 2012, 07:54 PM
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Today we have a Larry Carlton vid, he is playing the blues here, even though he tends to be thought of as more of a Jazz player, and he does a great Job with the blues!


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post Dec 1 2012, 04:30 AM
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Found this today, featuring Paul Gilbert and Andy Timmons!



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post Dec 1 2012, 11:54 AM
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QUOTE (Patrik Berg @ Nov 30 2012, 03:22 AM) *
I love this performance
http://youtu.be/B6uXGSTfz_4

That was amazing, shredding on acoustic. Their picking technique is superb. Here's an old classic by the legend Leadbelly.
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post Dec 1 2012, 08:09 PM
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Today we go way back to 1936, with the great Robert Johnson. This is getting near the very roots of Blues!



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post Dec 1 2012, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE (casinostrat @ Dec 1 2012, 10:09 AM) *


Today we go way back to 1936, with the great Robert Johnson. This is getting near the very roots of Blues!

Oh man you beat me to it! biggrin.gif I actually have this box set altho it is in the form off cassete tapes dry.gif
He is definately one of the pioneers of the blues, I bought this box set after watching Crossroads back in the mid 80's cool.gif
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post Dec 1 2012, 09:55 PM
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I'm on a big Joe Henderson - Page One kick right now, great sax player. I'm in a jazz program going for a Bachelor's of Applied Music majoring in Jazz and Contemporary guitar, so I'm loving this thread! Great idea!

Here's a wicked take on Blue Bossa... check out the piano solo, he does a whole chorus using just chordal soloing. Utterly amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7eOs5lERww



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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Dec 1 2012, 07:37 PM) *
Oh man you beat me to it! biggrin.gif I actually have this box set altho it is in the form off cassete tapes dry.gif
He is definately one of the pioneers of the blues, I bought this box set after watching Crossroads back in the mid 80's cool.gif


Yeah I have this box set on my Christmas list this year! smile.gif



QUOTE (ConnorGilks @ Dec 1 2012, 08:55 PM) *
I'm on a big Joe Henderson - Page One kick right now, great sax player. I'm in a jazz program going for a Bachelor's of Applied Music majoring in Jazz and Contemporary guitar, so I'm loving this thread! Great idea!

Here's a wicked take on Blue Bossa... check out the piano solo, he does a whole chorus using just chordal soloing. Utterly amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7eOs5lERww


Hey Man! Welcome to GMC! this was great, I have to admit I had never heard of Joe Henderson, but this is really cool stuff! You're right, the piano solo was amazing, I play piano as well as guitar and its very difficult to play like that! smile.gif Listening to it I was reminded of another great Jazz Pianist.......Vince Guaraldi! He wrote this piece in tribute to Django.




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OH BOY!! Time to get to the nitty-gritty.....


Jazz:

Melvin Sparks






Melvin Sparks is highly regarded as the godfather of "Acid Jazz" (funk jazz) and was part of the inspiration (at least, his album "Texas Twister") of the formation of the modern funk superstar group, "The Greyboy Allstars" led by Karl Denson.


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QUOTE (derper @ Dec 1 2012, 06:02 PM) *
OH BOY!! Time to get to the nitty-gritty.....

great stuff here!!!
Jazz:

Melvin Sparks






Melvin Sparks is highly regarded as the godfather of "Acid Jazz" (funk jazz) and was part of the inspiration (at least, his album "Texas Twister") of the formation of the modern funk superstar group, "The Greyboy Allstars" led by Karl Denson.

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QUOTE (derper @ Dec 2 2012, 12:02 AM) *
OH BOY!! Time to get to the nitty-gritty.....


Jazz:

Melvin Sparks






Melvin Sparks is highly regarded as the godfather of "Acid Jazz" (funk jazz) and was part of the inspiration (at least, his album "Texas Twister") of the formation of the modern funk superstar group, "The Greyboy Allstars" led by Karl Denson.

This was great!



Today we have a Jazz Number recorded by the great George Benson. He is playing his arrangement of "California Dreamin'" which was orginally written and recorded by The Mamas and the Papas in 1965. This is from his 1972 album "White Rabbit".


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QUOTE (casinostrat @ Dec 1 2012, 10:57 PM) *
Yeah I have this box set on my Christmas list this year! smile.gif




Hey Man! Welcome to GMC! this was great, I have to admit I had never heard of Joe Henderson, but this is really cool stuff! You're right, the piano solo was amazing, I play piano as well as guitar and its very difficult to play like that! smile.gif Listening to it I was reminded of another great Jazz Pianist.......Vince Guaraldi! He wrote this piece in tribute to Django.




Thanks for the warm welcome! smile.gif Yeah neither had I until his tune Record-Me (another great one) was introduced to me in one of my classes. That Guaraldi tune is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!


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post Dec 4 2012, 02:12 AM
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Today we have a lesser appreciated Blues Band, as well as one of the greats of the blues.



The Allman Brothers Band were very Blues oriented, particularly in their early years. Greg and Duane were both fans of B.B. King and other blues players and their early material has more of a Blues vibe than their later albums. This is the song "Whipping Post" written by Greg allman and recorded here live in 1970, it was one of the songs on their 1969 debut album. Sadly, Duane Allman would be dead less than a year later, killed in an accident at age 24.



The second video has a player who needs no introduction and who started guitar by learning to play Blues tunes, moved into a myriad of other styles and recently has been turning again to the Blues: Eric Clapton, recorded here in 1999 (I Think) playing the Blues classic "Double Trouble"


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post Dec 4 2012, 05:39 AM
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Just found this, thought it was an excellent cover of a well-known song by none other than Les Paul......at his 90th Birthday Party! ohmy.gif Amazing!



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