Rope Stretchin' Blues - Blind Blake - Acoustic Fingerpicking Blues





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Published on Aug 3, 2007

This song is part of my Lesson Pack vol. 4
Blind Blake recorded this song in 1931. In fact he recorded two parts of it and there are three takes known (you can hear them on the budget box "Blind Blake - All the Published Sides" on the JSP label).
These takes, although using the same progression, are very different in licks and tempo. It shows how great a creative genius Blake was. In only one of the takes he uses the tremolo brushing, which is very unique in country blues. It's of that version that I used the first guitarsolo. The rest I pieced together from several Blake songs.
For this occasion I used a cheap 1930ties Supertone guitar (straight from the Sears Roebuck catalog), sounds pretty "vintage" to me :-)
John Miller did a great version of this song too on his first Blue Goose lp (out of print, somebody please reissue this).

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