Post by bluesbruce on Oct 25, 2013 20:59:49 GMT -6
Probably the most famous minor blues is B. B. King's "The Thrill Is Gone". Another is Albert King's "As Tears Go Passing By". Probably the most famous 8-bar blues is "Key To The Highway" - it's been done by most everybody - Clapton and B.B. have a great version on "Riding With The King". You could probably Google these and come up with many examples.
Thanks bluesbruce. I just looked and it turns out I have Albert King's "As Tears Go Passing By" and Clapton/BB's "Key To The Highway". I've heard "Key to the Highway " several times without realizing that it's an 8-Bar, duh.
If anybody else has any more examples, I'd appreciate it.
Some other minor blues tunes to check out include:
T-Bone Walker -- Get These Blues Off Me -- Here in the Dark -- Evenin' (a nice haunting tune)
Albert Collins -- Cold, Cold Feeling (T-Bone wrote it and plays dominant7 chords on it, but Collins plays minor)
Albert King -- I Will Play the Blues for You -- Angel of Mercy (the i chord is minor and the IV and V are dominant)
Otis Rush -- Lonely Man
Magic Sam -- All Your Love
Freddie King"s "Same Old Blues" is an example of a slow, 8-bar blues. His "Worried Life Blues" is a good example of a 16-bar blues. "Palace of the King," also by Freddie, is an interesting example of a 16-bar blues with an 8-bar bridge.
Jimmy Roger's "Walkin' by Myself" is another 8-bar tune.
Those should get you started, along with bluesbruce's suggestions.
Thanks for the tips, John. I didn't expect a reply from the man himself. I'd like you to know that I got back into playing the electric guitar recently after a short hiatus of 35 years. I decided to focus on the blues which I've always liked.
I discovered you on the Internet and bought your BYCU, More BYCU, Blues Rhythms YCU, and the Chords book. Needless to say, this material will keep me busy for a while. It's great stuff and very well thought out.