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Happy Traum "Just for the Love of It" CD + DVD Package

Happy Traum

SKU: 300-DVD473

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Get Happy's in-depth 6-song DVD and his four-star CD at one low price. The 14-song CD features Happy's fingerpicking guitar work and vocals, backed by David Amram, Larry Campbell, John Sebastian, Martin Simpson, Adam Traum, and others. On the DVD Happy teaches six songs and instrumentals from the CD: "Careless Love Blues," "In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down," "I Ain't Got No Home," "Things Are Coming My Way," "Spanish Is the Loving Tongue" and "Tennessee Waltz." Early intermed

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Careless Love Blues and In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down are steady-thumb blues in the Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy tradition, and are jam-packed with great licks, runs and solos.

• Woody Guthrie’s I Ain't Got No Home is a kind of “Woody-meets-Merle Travis” arrangement, based on playing an alternating bass against country-style treble picking.

• Things Are Coming My Way adds some cool single-string bass/melody, using thumb and index finger like a flatpick, along with alternating bass fingerpicking.

• Spanish is the Loving Tongue and Tennessee Waltz employ a more “classical” approach to guitar arranging using thumb and three fingers to create beautiful melodies and harmonies against rich bass lines.

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