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Somebody's Been Playing With That Thing - Ragtime Blues Guitar

compiled by Stefan Grossman
sku: 02-30779M
Book with online audio. This book presents three of the greatest ragtime blues guitar players from the 1920s-1940s. They all possessed what Rev. Gary Davis called that sportin’ right hand. Each could sing the blues or play a dance instrumental. They favored first position chords but produced incredible textures and rhythms from these easy left hand fingerings. There is years of exciting fingerpicking challenges in these pages. But what fun it will be once you can play these tunes.

BIG BILL BROONZY Big Bill Blues, At the Break of Day, Friendless Blues, Shuffle Rag, Worrying You off My Mind, Bull Cow Blues, Five Feet Five

BLIND BLAKE Georgia Bound, Back Biting Bee Blues, Cold Hearted Mama Blues, Ice Man Blues, Righteous Blues, Tootie Blues, Rope Stretchin’ Blues, Sea Board Stomp, Walkin’ Across the Country, What A Lowdown Place the Jailhouse Is

BLIND BOY FULLER Baby, I Don’t Have to Worry, Careless Love, Georgia Ham Mama, Keep Away From My Woman, Somebody’s Been Playing With That Thing, Why Don’t My Baby Write To Me (I Got A Woman Crazy For Me), She’s Funny That Way, Jivin’ Woman Blues

HOW TO USE THIS BOOK 1) Listen over and over to the original recordings available via the download link for this collection. 2) Get a program that can control digital audio files. Use this with the transcriptions and the recordings. 3) Be patient!! Practice, practice and practice some more!! Note/tab. 119 pp.   More Details...
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  • Introduction
  • Explanation of the Tab System
  • Big Bill Broonzy
  • Big Bill Blues
  • At the Break of Day
  • Friendless Blues
  • Shuffle Rag
  • Worrying You Off My Mind, Part One
  • Bull Cow Blues
  • Five Feet Five
  • Blind Blake
  • Georgia Bound
  • Back Biting Bee Blues
  • Cold Hearted Mama Blues
  • Ice Man Blues
  • Sea Board Stomp
  • Righteous Blues
  • Rope Stretchin’ Blues, Part One
  • Tootie Blues
  • Walkin’ Across The Country
  • What A Lowdown Place The Jailhouse Is
  • Blind Boy Fuller
  • (I Got A Woman Crazy For Me) She’s Funny That Way
  • Ain’t No Gettin’ Along
  • Baby, I Don’t Have To Worry
  • Careless Love
  • Georgia Ham Mama
  • Jivin’ Woman Blues
  • Somebody’s Been Playing With That Thing
  • Why Don’t My Baby Write To Me
  • Keep Away From My Woman
  • Rev. Gary Davis’ Memories of Blind Boy Fuller