Learn five classic blues songs arranged for intermediate-level guitarists who want to explore new styles and repertoire. Mary starts with Leroy Carr's "Papa's in the Housetop," teaching you to play the melody on the high strings, then adding harmony and finishing with a hot New Orleans bass line. Then into equally detailed instruction for Bessie Smith's "Backwater Blues," with moving basses and unusual harmonies; Memphis Minnie's "Black Rat Swing," in standard and open D tunings; Jimmy Oden's "Going Down Slow," a 12-bar shuffle/groove blues, and New Orleans "Hop Scop Blues," another great Bessie Smith ragtime blues. Note/tab included as either booklet or PDF file on the disc. 60 min.