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ted burke
958 posts
Feb 22, 2023
10:22 AM
Trying out a modest stab at jump blues.
613 posts
Feb 22, 2023
3:08 PM
Well done Ted,flowed nicely.
807 posts
Feb 23, 2023
7:44 AM
excellent as usual ---Jump is my favorite blues to play to.

check out Rod piazza stuff---Paul Delay--George Harmonica smith

think this song was originally George Harmonica Smith

I been studying Rods stuff for years Paul Delay the last few years

This is rods---but find George H SMiths juicy and Andy Santana does a great versiion

808 posts
Feb 23, 2023
7:55 AM
This my version-- 5 years ago anyway---I've had 5 more years to improve my tounge block since then.--

My favorite 'lick' I've copied fron RP is at 2:33 or so----Pat Ramsy did it first I think, excellent, as well as J Ricci

from 2:33 im wingin it--just doing my own thing

Trying to learn just this song Helped me improve jump a lot--from RP and GHS---I want to redue it after studying Paul Delay the last few years

I re edit a lot of the backtracks I make or buy--cant remember where I got this one

Jump seems to be between 185 and 212BPM's a lot.

Cant remember BPM for this-have to look it up
Your one of the guys I steal licks from--hope thats ok

3688 posts
Feb 23, 2023
10:29 AM
If you really want to get a TRUE handle on the jump blues style, it's very important to not just listen to harmonica alone but more so to real jump blues horn players like Red Prysock, Hal Singer, Jimmy Wright, Willis Gator Tail Jackson, Earl Bostic, and Joe Houston as examples (btw, many of the West Coast harp players and also Little Walter listened to this stuff as well) and incorporate it into your playing.

Also important is to listen to the jump blues guitar players as well, such as Bill Jennings, Tiny Grimes, T-Bone Walker, Pee Wee Crayton, early Gatemouth Brown, early Johnny Guitar Watson, Gene Phillips, Johnny Moore, Oscar Moore, or some of the more modern day jump guitarists like Junior Watson, Duke Robillard, and Charlie Baty as well.

It's also extremely important to learn how they use dynamics in their playing as well.
Barbeque Bob Maglinte
Boston, MA
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810 posts
Feb 26, 2023
4:20 PM
BBq Bob thanks listening to "Texas hop" Pee Wee crayton
right now----really good------gonna listen to others as time allows---thanks 4 th tip

u rock ted

Last Edited by snowman on Feb 26, 2023 4:39 PM

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