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    This is the best thread ever! I’m a beginner on mando and definitely want to add some blues to my repertoire. I just moved 1600 miles away from my band so my harp playing is going to suffer until I figure out how to play some blues mandolin or find another band

    Mark, I’ve told you this before but you have the BEST blues voice to go with that excellent mando work.

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    Probably not exactly what you had in mind, but here is an original tune I came up with a while back that I call "End of Summer Blues." I think it's pretty catchy.
    Love it, Caleb! Such a heartfelt melody. I think the blues can be anything that gets us into and processing our challenges.

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    Some Skip James. This is “Slow and Easy.” So simple and so awesome!
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    A little Slim Harpo action!
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    Gots another for ya’. This is Jimmy Reed’s “This is the Last Time.” The trick to this one was converting the guitar string bends to single mandolin notes. Plus, there is a lot of instrumentation happening so it was tricky figuring out the notes. Fundamentally, however, it’s a classic blues in G with four verses and ample space to solo or play some licks!
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    Technically, not blues, but it fits the theme. A song about the blues as an emotion and how to pick yourself up and move on. Neil Diamond gets all the credit for the authorship
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    Great stuff Guys! Here's some Freddie King I did this morn'n. There's little bit of SRV in there, because that's where I learned it.

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    Wow guys!

    Love it. The Neil Diamond sounds great, and Freddie King is one of my all-time favorites. Some sweet playing and singing. :-)

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    I’m with you Kevin— Freddie King is one of the all time best blues singers/players. Great version here!
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    I couldn't leave this thread with out a tune from the man that's been teaching me since birth. So this is one of dozens of great blues made by Mr. Hank Williams.

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    That is so cool! I love listening the Hank Williams’ Blues compilation album. If he’s not. Blue man I don’t know who is. You’re playing and singing is goooooood!

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    Oh man, some awesome stuff been posted here, thanks for getting this going, Kevin, and you’re sounding great. I loved all these submissions and especially loved hearing Frankdolin’s mini-encyclopedia of blues licks, good stuff man
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