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Songs In My Pocket

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:21 pm
by davecanady
I've played bass in a rock band for 2 years. Although I had never listened to much traditional blues, I've started going to a local blues jam to improve my skills. It's a little unnerving when the drummer counts us in and all I have is the key. If there were 25 blues songs I should have in my back pocket, what would you all recommend I learn? Think in terms of songs with distinctive riffs that need to be there to make the song.

So far, I've been given the following for the locals:
Cold Shot
Pride & Joy (the bass line walks down, I didn't know that prior)
Stormy Monday (Odd modulation but beautiful)
Messin with the Kid (You know the riff)

Re: Songs In My Pocket

PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:24 pm
by jeffl
I'm a harper, not a bassist, but I can tell ya' one thing Dave... watch out for those double stops. :D