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Helix

United States
9650 posts
since 8/30/06

01/11/2017 10:26:21 View Helix's Classified Ads View Helix's Photo Albums View Helix's Blog Reply with Quote

Anyone do this?

Tractor1

88 posts since 9/12/16

01/11/2017 10:47:44 View Tractor1's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

Nat King Cole lol

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trapdoor2Players Union Member

United States
10046 posts since 4/23/04

01/11/2017 11:57:36View trapdoor2's MP3 Archive View trapdoor2's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

You only need 3 chords (I-IV-V), eg. G, C & D. 12-bar blues, stick with pentatonic riffs and you can go nuts.

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Fathand

Canada
9746 posts since 2/7/08

01/12/2017 08:58:39View Fathand's MP3 Archive View Fathand's Photo Albums View Fathand's Blog Reply with Quote

I have been wanting to do this but have to convince the band members that do most of the singing.

Asleep at the Wheel does a great version available on youtube which is probably more country/banjo accessible than Nat King Coles version.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vifUaZQL8pc

 

 

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chuckv97Players Union Member

Canada
23520 posts since 10/5/13

Online

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You could use a lot of FM Special licks

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DeanT

United States
35188 posts since 7/28/05

01/12/2017 17:09:24 View DeanT's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

One of our favorites!

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Helix

United States
9650 posts since 8/30/06

01/13/2017 06:06:47 View Helix's Classified Ads View Helix's Photo Albums View Helix's Blog Reply with Quote

Way to go Dean, thanks .

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g3zdmPlayers Union Member

England
1356 posts since 6/29/07

01/22/2017 15:12:41View g3zdm's MP3 Archive View g3zdm's Photo Albums Reply with Quote

 Yes, in key of A with a rock band; as mentioned, it's straight 12 bar blues; sometimes I get a banjo break on this one and either do as Marc suggests or approximate the melody over the 3 chords throwing a few chokes (string bends) into the mix. 

 Our version is based on the Rolling Stones one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5TG8nn5dRI

 

 Chris Muriel, Manchester, UK

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Tom Hanway

Ireland
6244 posts since 8/31/04

02/17/2017 19:45:30View Tom Hanway's MP3 Archive View Tom Hanway's Photo Albums View Tom Hanway's Blog Reply with Quote

I remember playing this with Vassar, back when Bob Harris was playing guitar for him, also Gene Watson on bass. Go bonkers!

wink

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dhergert

United States
3768 posts since 9/6/06

02/21/2017 15:36:13View dhergert's MP3 Archive View dhergert's Photo Albums View dhergert's Blog Reply with Quote

Nat did a number of jazz tunes that sound great on the 5-string.  We do 66 every once in a while.  But our favorite is L-O-V-E; we typically announce it as our favorite bluegrass tune as done by Nat King Monroe.

-- Don


Edited by - dhergert on 02/21/2017 15:37:58

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