Which SRV slow blues?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Munjibunga, Oct 9, 2011.

Which SRV slow blues?

Poll closed Oct 13, 2011.
  1. The Sky is Crying

    14 vote(s)
  2. You Better Leave My Girl Alone

    4 vote(s)
  3. Texas Flood

    25 vote(s)
  4. Your Carrot Took a Leak in My Beer

    6 vote(s)
  1. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    The band leader wants to add an SRV slow blues tune.

    Which of the three would you pick? They're all essentially the same song.

    Vote for one, and throw in your own suggestions. I also suggested Riviera Paradise.
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    From the ones in the list, I'd pick "Texas Flood". But one that I particularly like is "Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love".
  3. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA
    If you don't need to sing, his version of Little Wing is absolutely fantastic.


  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    Texas Flood...it was the title track to his debut album!

    Off the list, I'd say Lenny.
  5. Tin Pan Alley
    Unless you play Blue Jean Blues by ZZ Top... Same song...
  6. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Insert cool nickname? Nobody's given me one yet. Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Twin Cities - MN
    If from the list it must be, then Texas Flood. Otherwise, absolutely go for Little Wing.
  7. GeoffT


    Aug 1, 2011
    +10 to Tin Pan Alley. I have trouble comprehending how it didn't even make the poll, it is the only song I think of when I hear the words Slow Blues + SRV, cause everything else pales by comparison.
  8. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Another vote for Lenny.
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I voted for Texas Flood of those three, but Cold Shot is probably what I'd choose of any.
  10. I voted Texas flood but my vote would have been Cold Shot as well
  11. treekiller


    Mar 4, 2010
    I voted carrots. My old band used to play "Cold Shot", if you do it right it really works well.
  12. jtb


    Apr 27, 2008

  13. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    When I saw the thread title I immediately thought Tin Pan Alley. Of your choices, I picked Texas Flood.
  14. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
  15. Jhengsman


    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Vaughan Brothers Tick Tock
  16. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Tin Pan Alley
  17. The "Sky is Cryin" is pretty much Albert King who mentored Stevie. Its nice to cover songs by the newer generation when you can also go back and listen to the Masters of the Blues too. Its like covering a Clapton version of Tore Down, you can go right back to Freddy King and listen to the mentor of Clapton, not only playing but his singing style was also copied.
    Heres a suggestion for a slow Blues tune that has a traditional stop n go in it too. "Drowin on Dry Land"=Albert King. I covered this tune for 35 years and totally enjoy it on any instrument. The guitar pulls are traditional Albert styling and the bass has one of the most traditional grooves in blues music. Key of G is a great key to sing in and everyone is happy in G for simple 1/4/5s. Give a listen I think you'll agree that it has more to offer than the tunes on your list. Remember if your covering SRV hes covering Albert King hahahaha!! Doc
  18. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Try out all 3 at a recorded band rehearsal and see which one you guys did the best job performing.
  19. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Riviera Paradise would have gotten my vote.
  20. KPJ


    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Dirty Pool

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