some original acoustic blues

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some original acoustic blues

Postby shaw » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:11 pm

For fun, I wrote and recorded some tunes (on a Larrivee om-03, recorded on a Zoom2).

Mudhole Charlie http://www.folkblues.nl/1-mudhole.MP3 - The chorus/name is of course inspired by Blind Blake's "Champagne Charlie", but doesn't sound anything like him, obviously.

Honey, Don't You Pick on Me http://www.folkblues.nl/1-pick.MP3 - Again, a Blake inspired tune, that (once again) sounds nothing like the great man.

Talking Lazy Blues http://www.folkblues.nl/1-lazy.MP3 - Listening to Woody Guthrie's "Talking Hard Luck Blues", I wanted to make something going the other way, about being lazy.

Hannah http://www.folkblues.nl/hannah.MP3- almost a little country, I guess.

Mary Jane http://www.folkblues.nl/a-mary-jane.MP3 - again, a little folk/country.

It's a Shame to Whip Your Wife on a Sunday http://www.folkblues.nl/whip.MP3 - not my original song, but my arrangement of Fiddlin' John Carson's tune. I suppose it's his parody of "Ain't it Grand to Be a Christian". I only know the Blind Willie McTell version, and this arrangement bears no resemblence now I think about it.

Any and all comments and advice appreciated.
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Re: some original acoustic blues

Postby rustyslide » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:34 pm

Sounds great!
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Re: some original acoustic blues

Postby shaw » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:38 am

Hey, thanks for listening!
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Re: some original acoustic blues

Postby leftyguitarman » Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:49 am

Sounds great indeed!

How do you like your Larrivee OM-03? I played a couple the other day, and the OM-03, IMO, sounds a lot better than the OM-03R. The rosewood back and sides seem to make the sound too bright for me.
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Re: some original acoustic blues

Postby shaw » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:40 pm

I love my om-03. I got it last July (new old stock in my local shop) and it's my first all-solid guitar.

Before I got it, I tried out a lot of guitars for a few months, looking for a comfortable neck and a nice sound. Also tried lots of different wood combinations. But I kept coming back to guitars with the sitka/mahogany mix. Every laminate I've ever owned are also sitka/mahogany - I thinks it's a great combination for a crisp, "woody" tone.
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Re: some original acoustic blues

Postby shaw » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:00 pm

And here's a few more songs I wrote the past few weeks. I bought a secondhand washboard and talked my wife into playing kazoo, and it's been a lot of fun.

I suppose it's closer to ragtime-type blues than actual straight blues, but it's a lot fun try to do things in this style.

http://www.folkblues.nl/0-beer.MP3 Alc. 5% CAT. 1 Rag
http://www.folkblues.nl/c-snuff.MP3 Peterson's Peppermint Snuff
http://www.folkblues.nl/b-don't-like-work.MP3 I Don't Like Work
http://www.folkblues.nl/a-oak.MP3 Oak Street Rag
http://www.folkblues.nl/dinah.MP3 Dinah
http://www.folkblues.nl/0-ragtime-1.MP3 Early Spring Rag

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Re: some original acoustic blues

Postby Derekslide » Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:09 pm

Not bad at all Shaw.
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Re: some original acoustic blues

Postby shaw » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:48 pm

Thanks for listening and the reply, Derekslide!
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