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Cool Blues Tunes

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by RicPlaya, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    I got the blues. I want to learn some 12 bar blues stuff and actually play a song live with my band. Any cool songs one could play and sing to that incorporates 12 bar blues at the same time is not crazy to sing with? Maybe just list some cool blues tunes that you recommend.
  2. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    Doh, I should have thought of that!
  3. Check out some McKinley Morganfield and John Lee Hooker.
  4. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Red House
  5. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    SR Vaughn - Pride and Joy

    and while it may not be "blues", how about Chuck Berry? Same changes.
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Red House
  7. As a singing bassist in a blues band, I find some of the easiest ones to sing to are shuffles with a walking line, since the bass is usually on the beat and not synchopated.

    Jimmy Thackery - Bad News
    Jimmy Thackery - Hundreds to Ones

    Also fun are those where the vocal alternates with a punchy lick:

    King Biscuit Boy - Mean Old Lady

    These are loosely based on 12-bar patterns.

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