FRED MC DOWELL

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FRED MC DOWELL

Postby henz478 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:48 pm

hello blues fans .
i am frank from germany and i have a very big problem :-(
i love the songs from fred mcdowell and i would like to play some songs from him.
i searched the internet for many month but i didn`found the tabs from his songs i love .
i hope that somebody can help me with his tabs or know some internetlink :-)
this are the songs i am searching tabs for :
FRED MCDOWELL
- john henry
- i`m going down to the river ( waves of the water )
- shake em on down
- write me a few of your lines
- louise

the tabs are very important for me so please help me :-)

thank you and let me know
FRANK
( when somebody knows somethink please write me an email )
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RE: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby ricochet » Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:55 pm

Google up "Kay-Uwe Graw's Sliding Zone." I'm lazy, or I'd do it for you. He's got some good tabs on there.

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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby Cooder » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:20 am

Thanks Ricochet

I am a big Mcdowell fan so I appreciate the site. Any tips on how to find F.M. Highway 61 tab?

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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby ricochet » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:15 am

'Fraid not.
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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby Cooder » Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:03 am

Ricochet:

Thanks. I just discovered this site. I am somewhat new to slide and would appreciate any suggestions you may have regarding songs to listen too. I am partial to acoustic blues. Favorites would be Come on in my kitchen by Delaney and Bonnie with you know who on slide. Ry Cooder cigarettes melody off of paradise & lunch. Silver and gold off of let it bleed.

Any thing you can recommend please do. Thanks for your time.

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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby ricochet » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:48 pm

Many moons ago I started a thread on recommended listening down in the "Recommending the Blues" forum. That'd be a good starting point. :D
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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby david » Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:55 pm

You might want to check out the Homespun Tapes instructional videos. I believe they have some collections of instructional materials for slide guitar that include Fred McDowell tunes.

I believe "Homespun Tapes" is the correct name. If its not, somebody please correct me.
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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby Cooder » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:27 pm

Thanks for the site.

I haven't gone through it yet just book marked it. I did see a Rory block dvd on how to play R.J.
Looks interesting. Thanks for your time.

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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby boogiechillun85 » Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:07 pm

Most of the Fred Mcdowell songs you listed he played out of open D. I think "Write Me A Few of Your Lines" is in open G or A though.

Also, on those dvds of the German blues tour (what are they called? "American Blues Festival" or something?), there's a video of Fred doing "Going Down to the River."

Another recommendation, pick up Fred and Johnny Woods' "Mama Says I'm Crazy." It's just great.
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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby Cooder » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:53 pm

Thanks for the recommedations. Fred is one hell of a player. I am working on "Goin Down South" right now and that's out of 'G'. Someday I hope to stumble on someone who knows 61 highway. It is my favorite tune. Enjoy

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Re: FRED MC DOWELL

Postby twangmeister » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:20 pm

There are some Fred Mcdowell tabs at this site alongs with a lot of other cool old blues guy's.

I can't comment on the authenticity and some of them look like copies from Stefan Grossman's books, but hope it helps.

http://bluestab.skyrock.com/index.html
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