The city of St. Louis played host, in the 1920s and 1930s, to one of the most distinctive and vital blues scenes ever documented. Transcriptions and teaching of the songs of Teddy Darby, where the guitar and voice track each other closely; Clifford Gibson, with his distinctive Spanish tuning and mysterious low cross-note sound; Charley Jordan, with his acrobatic thumbwork and occasionally raggy sound; and the enigmatic Lane Hardin, who only recorded two titles under his own name. The songs introduce you to a variety of different tunings, playing positions, and different right hand approaches that will tone your technique on thumb lead and brush strokes. Original recordings included. Booklet as PDF file. Intermediate. 95 min.