Beatles - Kansas City Lead Guitar Secrets





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Published on Feb 6, 2012

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A cover of a Leiber and Stoller song (Kansas City). Little Richard wrote Hey, Hey,Hey. Harrison used his Tennessean but I think the Country Gentleman does a convincing job. I cut out a couple of verses, but all of the lead parts are there. Despite the fingering that George displays in the Shindig Video (a pre-recorded lip sync performance) he only plays the B and G strings for the verse riff. This is clear if you isolate the lead guitar in the original stereo version. . This is a 1966 Gretsch Country Gentleman played through a Vox AD15VT set to AC30TB w/ no effects. Min Bass, Min Mid, Max Treble. .010 -.046 nickel plated wire wound strings. The amp was close-mic recorded with a Tascam DR07 digital recorder and then mixed with the backing tracks created from the original recording. My performance, with compression, is mixed with the backing tracks and the whole mix is limited. This is the way the Beatles recorded these early tunes. It is difficult to duplicate the sound with just the guitar and amp. No tabs.

My videos are really intended for accomplished guitarists who want to polish up their Beatles repertoire and can benefit from "seeing" how a song is played. If the various chords that I am playing are not familiar to you then I would suggest that you visit some of the many free guitar chord sites. I had to learn these songs by listening to vinyl records and watching live performances on tv.
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