Various Artists

East Coast Fingerstyle Blues Guitar

transcribed by John Miller
sku: 02-30792M
Book with online audio. The East Coast, from Florida up to Virginia, gave birth to a vibrant fingerstyle blues tradition, documented on recordings from the mid-1920s up into the 1970s and 1980s. In this book, John Miller has selected some of the most interesting and exciting recorded performances from that period, with transcriptions, lyrics, playing tips, and links to the original recorded performances.

A particular focus of the book is the repertoire of three of the strongest practitioners of East Coast Blues: Buddy Moss, Blind Willie McTell and Blind Boy Fuller. You’ll also find two songs each by Luke Jordan and William Moore, a Blind Blake tune and a host of songs from artists deserving wider recognition: Peg Leg Howell, Carl Martin, Floyd Council, Virgil Childers, Sonny Jones, Gabriel Brown, Ralph Willis, Willie Trice and Henry Johnson, many of whose songs are being made available for the first time.

If you’re looking for fingerstyle guitar pieces with a great range of feeling, musical variety and depth of expression, you need look no further. Note/tab. 144 pp.

Peg Leg Howell 
  • Walking Blues 

Luke Jordan 
  • Cocaine Blues 
  • If I Call You Mama

William Moore 
  • Barbershop Rag
  • Ragtime Millionaire

Blind Blake 
  • Hard Road Blues

Blind Willie McTell 
  • Writin’ Paper Blues 
  • Drive Away Blues 
  • Stomp Down Rider 

Carl Martin 
  • Old Time Blues 

Buddy Moss 
  • Unkind Woman
  • Some Lonesome Day 
  • Too Doggone Jealous 
  • Baby, You’re the One For Me 

Blind Boy Fuller 
  • I Crave My Pigmeat 
  • Mamie, take 2 
  • Walking My Troubles Away, take 1 
  • Worn Out Engine 

Floyd Council 
  • Runaway Man Blues

Virgil Childers 
  • Dago Blues 

Sonny Jones 
  • Dough Roller 

Gabriel Brown 
  • Going My Way 

Ralph Willis 
  • Just A Note 

Willie Trice 
  • Good Time Boogie <(more...)

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