See, the wife had just taken the kids and run off with the best friend, and I was having a very hard time with that. If you've ever been there, then you probably know exactly what "I'm goin away; wear you off my mind" and "wringin' my hands and cryin'" is all about.
No performance of any song had ever moved me so deeply, then or since.
Needless to say I bought the album. And I've been, uhhh... well, 'studying' is probably not the best word to use, but I have been working from time to time on "What's The Matter With The Mill" and "Racketeer's Blues" and I've snitched a lick or two from "Hard Road Blues", but I've decided I might be ready to *really* study the one song that ever reached out and grabbed me when I wasn't lookin'...
So let me start with confirming the basics: Is "I'm Throwin' Up My Hand" in Standard Tuning, Key of B (A position, capo 2nd fret)?
Is there a TAB of your arrangement in existence, and is there any way I can lay my hands on it? That song moves so fast, and an Ari-authored TAB would be a thing of great value!
Anyway, thank you for the inspiration. And if you're wondering how the whole ex-wife/ex-bestfriend/ex-kids thing worked out, my daughter looked me up as soon as she got old enough to escape her mother's clutches and I now have a 3 yr old grandson who likes to sit in my guitar case...
But I will never forget how your rendition of "I'm Throwin' Up My Hand" made me *understand* what the Ragtime Blues are made of. Thank you.