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2/11/14: New Supplemental Blues Lesson... Texas Rock

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New LICK OF THE WEEK
August 20, 2013

Lonnie Johnson - Life Saver Blues

This week’s lick, performed by Lonnie Johnson, is from way back in 1927. Originally recorded on a 12-string acoustic guitar, Lonnie manages to bend strings and play with a facility that most would attribute to electric playing...

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Here he is, the great Willie Dixon, one of the blues most prolific songwriters, slappin' and poppin' his bass, accompanied, I believe, by Pine Top Perkins on boogie woogie piano. Great fun and full of blues history.
Here's a short and sweet gem of a video, featuring Lightnin' Hopkins playing an instrumental boogie in what seems to be a bar or cafe, very informal but great playing.
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