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Re: The Unreproduceable
Posted by Ari Eisinger on November 28, 2008, 8:26 pm, in reply to "The Unreproduceable"
The two Bo Weavil Jackson sides, one in C and the other in G, called "You Can't Keep No Brown" and "Me And My Brown" or something like that, are ridiculously difficult (because of BOTH hands, I'd say). Also there's a lick in Blind Blake's Seaboard Stomp on the D chord where what usually would be done with a hammer-on is instead done by picking every note with the right hand that I've found to be impossible at the speed at which he plays it. I also think Buddy Boy Hawkins's touch is very hard to imitate. I probably have a few more. I'll be thinking about this.
: Hi Ari,
: I wondered what piece or pieces in the
: Country Blues canon strike you as being the
: least susceptible to being accurately
: reproduced. I have some choices of my own
: along those lines--mostly stuff where the
: right hand is mysterious/imponderable. I'd
: be interested in any tunes you or other
: visitors to the site would consider to fall
: into this category. A few nominees from me:
: * "Jesus Make Up My Dying
: Bed"--Blind Willie Johnson;
: * "Paddlin' Madeline
: Home"--Kokomo Arnold;
: * "Down the Dirt Road
: Blues"--Charley Patton
: Any others out there?
: All best,
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