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Rollin' & Tumblin'

Posted by Lew H


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Size: 3,194kb, uploaded 1/12/2016 5:10:03 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A blues song, made famous by Muddy Waters, but recorded by everyone on the block. Waters put 3 of the chocking riffs between each line, but using only two suits me better. The picking is straight bum-ditty in G modal on a pony longneck banjo with Vega style N pot.

6 comments on “Rollin' & Tumblin'”

Derek Tov Says:
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 @12:44:14 PM

Awesome job on "rollin and tumblin"! This song is one of my favorite blues type song. Eric Claptons version is the best however, when it comes down to clawhammer banjo Lew Hendrix does it great!

Lew H Says:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 @9:27:49 AM

Thanks for that comparison, Derek! While I was trying to learn the Muddy Waters version of the song, I came across a youtube video of Clapton doing it with acoustic guitar. He very much nailed the song as Waters had performed it. I made a few changes consciously, but I haven't gone back to see if I made other alterations without realizing it. Keep picking!

peter somerville Says:
Friday, February 5, 2016 @1:04:04 PM

this is great Lew, i'm gonna learn it.

Lew H Says:
Friday, February 5, 2016 @1:57:55 PM

Thanks Peter. I hope you and your band run away with this one too! You should listen to the Muddy Waters original and Eric Clapton's version of it as well. Most all the recent blues artists recorded this one.

I'm working on a clawhammer version of "Baby Please Don't Go." I had to change the rhythm slightly to fit the banjo.

old-school Says:
Friday, November 11, 2016 @2:10:06 AM

This is great!!!!!!!!!!!! I enjoyed this very much. Also, if you want to hear another version of this song, check out Canned Heats' first album. They nail it very well also. Thank you for sharing this.

Lew H Says:
Friday, November 11, 2016 @6:20:00 AM

Thanks, old-school. I've had fun with this one and with "Mojo Workin'."

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