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Blackberry Blossom (Caribbean version)

Posted by Tim-mater


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Size: 1,414kb, uploaded 8/7/2009 9:31:46 PM
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I learned to play BlackBerry Blossom in this style when I was in Jamaica a couple of years ago. I learned it on my little Baby Taylor travel guitar, and adapted it to the banjo when I got back home. It is supposed to be slow and synchopated (like most of life in Jamaica). Try it... It's not easy hitting the notes clearly at this speed - and keeping the synch going throughout the song. You will notice some chord differences and the range is much broader than the traditional version. Pop a Red Stripe, put on your bikini, and enjoy. (I have heard it said that if you have never seen Al Price in his bikini holding a Red Stripe beer you are just letting the best in life pass you by... LOL...)

4 comments on “Blackberry Blossom (Caribbean version)”

Hankulator Says:
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @4:06:09 PM

man you are one good banjo player Tim.  and i don't use that capital letter button very often.

Tim-mater Says:
Sunday, August 30, 2009 @7:49:14 PM

Thanks! I appreciate the kind words. And especially appreciate the capital letter!

asandwho Says:
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @6:55:56 AM

I really like your version of Blackberry Blossom. I actually downloaded it to my IPOD. :) Sometimes slower is definitely better.

Tim-mater Says:
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @6:22:41 PM

Thanks for the kind words!

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