Monday, 18 June 2012

Jack O' Diamonds Lesson

This is a great old Texas blues tune...credit for the first recording goes to Blind Lemon Jefferson. Interestingly, Blind Lemon's 1926 recording of this tune (his only recording with slide guitar) is the earliest known recording of bottleneck blues.

Mance Lipscomb's version is great stuff, too. It's a different arrangement; whereas Blind Lemon's rendition is very dark and moving, Mance's is much more uptempo with a single-note bassline in Texas blues fashion. Check it out - it's a nice tune to know.



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