Week #552 ~ East Tennessee Blues

  1. Barbara Shultz
    Barbara Shultz
    This week's poll winner is unanimous! East Tennessee Blues! I'm not familiar with it; this is what I've come up with! If whoever suggested this tune, or anyone else, has any other links, that would be great!




  2. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha

    Here's Shaun!
  3. harrywhohaa
    Here's my experiment with backup via loop pedal (double bass and guitar which you can't hear).

    That may go some way to explain the timing issues and my overly serious shoe gazing!

  4. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    I have taken the liberty of putting your link in directly, Harry.

    Nice picking, by the way!
  5. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Nice one Harry, you got some nice embellishments there too.
    I’m still on Mandolessons trying to get some sort of reasonable tempo, not easy!
    For accompaniment have you tried a stomp box?
  6. Frithjof
    Thanks for your picking, Harry. Nice double stops and slides.
  7. Frankdolin
    Nice job Harry! Here's the original. There's a great bio with this on YT.
  8. Simon DS
    Simon DS
    Nice, that original vid sounds more like a jug band Frank.
    And there’s me practicing it for ages as a more staccato, swinged ragtime.

    The band sounds like they’re having a hard time but determined to have fun.
  9. Frankdolin
    So, I had thought I had this tune pretty well learned. Until I found the original that I posted. I think there're very similar, but also very different, rhythum aside. There's a lot of songs out there that are more similar, with different names. Does any one know where the "modern" version came from? Thanks
  10. OldSausage
    Back in 2013, I prepared for this:
  11. Michael Pastucha
    Michael Pastucha
    Always the visionary! I remember this and your great sounding mandolin...
  12. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    David, so good to see you here again and posting another gem.
  13. bbcee
    Hello Mr. OS! Long time. Glad to have you back and posting, albeit an eight year old version. A good version to aspire to!
  14. Frithjof
    Thanks for your version, David!

    I myself had fun learning the tune – in slow motion. Thus my recording gear refused to obey.
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