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Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:38 pm
by Jakeblues
I've been out of work following surgery in early May, so I've had plenty of time to play and record. I woke up one night with this tune playing and immediately fell in love with it. "Worry walks beside me" by Michael Kiwanuka (who I had never heard of previously, not that it means much.) I recorded two versions, one fretted, one slide. Here's the slide version: https://soundcloud.com/mean_old_fireman/worry-walks-beside-me-slide

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:28 am
by ricbleu
Manificent, simply manificent soaring notes and runs. I sure do admire your talent MOF. Peace :D

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:45 am
by Rene
Very nice Jakeblues! In one way or another this is indeed something Pink Floyd-ish, which is already in the chord progression I think.

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:54 am
by Jakeblues
Interesting that several people have made the Pink Floyd comparison, since they were never someone I listen to (at least consciously). I think the chord progression is similar to Harlem Nocturne, but I'd have to give a closer listen. Thanks!

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:39 am
by ricbleu
I'm not very familiar with Floyd either but it sounds to me like Fireman has been shut away with Jeff Beck for a while. :D Peace

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:57 pm
by Neal
Very nice. I see the Floyd ref. It's got that ethereal sound.

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:12 am
by ricbleu
Apologies - I have been calling you Mean Old Fireman when its really JakeBlues :oops: :D Peace.

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:41 am
by Jakeblues
ricbleu wrote:Apologies - I have been calling you Mean Old Fireman when its really JakeBlues :oops: :D Peace.

Either's fine. (A "Jake" is a fireman in New England, anyways.)

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:49 am
by ricbleu
Thanks, buddy. Your playing is pretty awesome, fire or no fire. You have defined a sound with which you are comfortable and really feel those runs from the heart. :D Peace.

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:22 pm
by Bant's Bluz
Jake, just had a listen and it took me back to a dream that sneeks up on me periodically (just a touch of PTSD). Anyway I think it is most excellent.

Bant

Re: Not quite blues...close enough?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:41 pm
by Jakeblues
I guess I've been it a bit of a dark place lately and this track was an expression of that. Hopefully this wasn't a trigger for you. (I don't have PTSD, but have several friends that do.) Glad you liked the track. Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.