The state of Texas has had a major presence in the Blues, from the earliest days of the recording era right on up to the present day. So many tremendous Blues musicians have hailed from Texas, i.e. Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Freddy King. This DVD focuses on the Country Blues guitarists who first defined the Texas Blues sound and who put Texas on the map as a prime location in Blues Country.
In this DVD lesson you’ll have an opportunity to learn from the music of the greatest of the early Country Blues singer/guitarists, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Texas sharecropper and songster Mance Lipscomb, the almost forgotten Otis Harris, ace lyricist Funny Papa Smith, the spectacular and under recorded Willie Reed, and the Post-War master Lil’ Son Jackson. This is powerful and challenging guitar music, and the technique building that will result from learning to play these songs will take your blues playing to a new level.
A detailed tab/music booklet is included as a PDF file on the DVD. This includes all the lyrics to the songs as well as transcriptions of the guitar playing. The original old recordings of all the tunes is also included.
Titles include: Willie Reed/Dreaming Blues • Mance Lipscomb/Tell Me Where You Stay Last Night and Rocks and Gravel Makes a Solid Road • Otis Harris/You’ll Like My Loving • Funny Papa Smith/Fool’s Blues • Blind Lemon Jefferson/That Crawlin’ Baby Blues • Lil’ Son Jackson/Groundhog Blues
Release Date: 02 November 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Running time: 118 minutes, Level 3 48 page TAB/music booklet