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I'm not a fan of sad blues, but this one is beautifully performed by one of my favorite blues artists. Glad you've taken over the showcase, Classical Guitar! smile

Bill

PS: I am a fan of "angry" blues, though! smile     

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Classical Guitar wrote:

Thank Tenement Funster and Peatle Jville.  Both of you taking time to review what I post on Friday means a lot  to me.

Right back at ya, CG ... I appreciate you taking the time to find talent to introduce it to us. I'll be up-front that I'm not really a serious blues fan. But talent is talent, which always can truly be appreciated apart from the genre.     

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For Friday's Blues Fix is Summertime. I will post 3 very different versions of the same song.  I hope you enjoy each of these.

Norah Jones - Summertime     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJOtaWyEzaI

Summertime - Janis Joplin    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aagZJGUfb0g

Summertime by 2  real Homeless Men -The one singing is the guy in the well chair:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nfFhEHOJSs

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Wow ... they're all first rate in their own way. The dude on the street has a fantastic voice, but I liked Norah's vocals best, and the instrument ensemble accompanying Janis best. Three unique and different versions of the same song ... nicely done, CG!     

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This Friday's Blues Fix is Beth Hart - Caught Out In The Rain (Live At The Royal Albert Hall) 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzdJf7Hqttk     

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Never had heard of her, but I really like her voice.

Question about the lead guitar riff: What's it called when you play as this guy does - making a chord and then playing every string in succession slowly like that? Hope I am asking this correctly and it's a method of playing I am familiar with since I started with my first band in 1966. I believe we played "Summertime" this way.

Thanks!

Bill     

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Bill I have seen Summertime written three different ways so you have some choice. The more traditional way is probably the best and it is not hard to play. Just to mention it I am trying to choose blues for current people who are still active.   

If you want to look at all chords for  Summertime  you can find all of them here:   https://www.chordie.com/browsesong.php/ … mp;end=Sun     

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I think the reason why Summertime has been interpreted in differant ways is it is  a song that makea a performer want to dig deep when playing and singing it. Whenever I hear it sung by good singers I get a warm fuzzy feeling.

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Okay - let me try again with an example. I know I'm not making myself understood so it's me - not you - with the problem.

This is "Color My World" by Chicago. It;'s not a guitar playing the lead notes of the chord, it's a piano, but I think it's the same thing when a guitar plays it.

Is this in D? But no matter what key it's in, the guitarist would make the chord and then pick the notes of it one at a time. I'm just wondering if this  kind of playing has a name?  Or is it just a scale?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL2prMm … 4fgGX_vSVH

Thanks for being patient with me.

Bill     

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Hi Bill ...

I'm not sure what the name of a lot of guitar technique is called, but as a Jethro Tull fan I do a lot of picking within the various chords. I guess I'm like the Joker in "The Dark Knight Rises", i.e., I just do things. big_smile It certainly is a great way to add a bit of interesting detail to a song when trying to sing at the same time, and isn't much more difficult than singing and strumming at the same time. Jim Croce also used this technique a lot, as well as James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens, etc.

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Classical Guitar wrote:

This Friday's Blues Fix is Beth Hart - Caught Out In The Rain (Live At The Royal Albert Hall) 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzdJf7Hqttk

Very powerful, soulful voice ... really enjoyed this song, and I also learned it's an original of hers' ... well written, and well performed. (The guy with the well-worn Strat is pretty good, too!)     

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TF thank you . Glad you liked her.     

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I think "House Of The Rising Sun" may be a better example of what I mean.

"chord-melody", perhaps?     

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The Blues Fix for today is Hugh Laurie - Saint James Infirmary (Let Them Talk, A Celebration of New Orleans Blues) 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzEBH6DZJVk

He is the same guy who stared In House for several years.     

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Wow! That was amazing!

I had no idea that Mr. Laurie could play and sing like that ... fantastic contribution, CG. He was a very convincing actor in "House", but didn't know he had other talents at this high level. I did a quick look, and also found out that he bears the distinguished title of "Commander of the British Empire" (C.B.E.) like Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, and others ... quite the achiever.

Thanks for this, CG!

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TF thank you  and he now doing what he always wanted to do. He was individual rowing champion in college.  He now just blues full time.

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CG that is brilliant Hugh Laurie he sloted into that band perfect and the New Orleans magic came through. I love the way Brits slot into  the New Orleans music scene  like this clip I will attach of Tom joining Hugh on stage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMSxFcmiNGc     

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Nice, Pete!

I also found this one of Laurie playing an old Blues on tune on guitar. In describing this guy, the word "multi-talented" is understated for sure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnj08mxxMNY     

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Thank you Bill next weeks is already done. Glad you like Hugh Laurie.     

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This Friday's Blues Fox is "I'd Rather Go Blind" - Gov't Mule (Etta James Cover) I think he does a great version of this old classic.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYgId1baqWg     

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Fantastic selection, CG ... thank so much.

I awoke this morning thinking "It's Blues Friday ... gotta check Chordie!" (no kidding, I did) and you came through again. Warren Haynes has been a favorite of mine since his days with The Allman Brothers. He has such a relaxed, unforced style ... reminds me somewhat of BB King.

Thanks again, bro!     

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Thank you TF and for taking the time to check each week.     

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Yes CG thanks for the find - it was great

TF - Did you see Tedesky Trucks version of it - - that was just as good maybe better.

CG THANKS for doing the Blues fix - I too look forward to it each week

Jim     

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CG you struck Gold again thank you a great version of a song I love.     

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Peatle Jville wrote:

CG you struck Gold again thank you a great version of a song I love.

Thank you and I am trying to get people who are still  current.     

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