I've been struggling for some time with Larry Johnson's version of Keep It Clean (on his Fast & Funky album). I believe he's a vastly underrated guitarist with a very unique style, which is not always easy to analyse (for me).
I would be grateful.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you Paul, I thought for some reason I had responded ? Anyways, I'm not familiar Larry Johnson, will have to check him out.
You know, thinking about it I'm sure I had a listen, was it kind of jazzy stuff ? Anyway like I say I will have a listen and bear it in mind for future lesson.
Larry Johnson - his stuff is not especially jazzy, more blues/ragtime-ish - stride style.
Another really good song of his to play, which I also have a problem with technically, is Beat From Rampart Street. It is on the same, very special, 'Fast And Funky' album.
P.S. In my opinion, his other albums are nowhere near the same level.
Wow! Great stuff, I love this kind of thing and have spent a lot of my time playing/learning this kind of stuff. I think it is technically very difficult to play like that, you must be very good to have figured any of that out !
I plan doing some future courses on this kind of style, in a similar vain to the Robert Johnson & Big Bill Broonzy vids I did. I will try and take a listen to the whole album and see if there is anything suitable I could include.
All the best Joe
Joe, I just discovered your "Nobody Knows You" video on YouTube and it's helped me to learn this song as a novice. You're a great teacher and you have a fine voice for blues. Thank you for posting the lesson.
It would be great to do some of the songs from Johnny Cash's American Recordings. Many of these don't have video lessons already on youtube and are based in acoustic blues and roots music.
I particularly like his version of "Further On Up The Road," which is based on a fairly common blues riff. That would be my top pick, but there are many more songs there you can do as a series, just as you did the Clapton Unplugged album. I also like "I See A Darkness," "Personal Jesus," "The Man Comes Around," and many others. All of the American Recordings are easy to find on Spotify.
Thanks again, Joe, for making the effort to teach others.
Thanks for taking the time to get in touch. I'm glad the lessons are helping. The Clapton lessons seem to be quite popular.
Yes I am a big fan of those Johnny Cash albums and would definitely like to cover some of those at some point in the future..
My problem is time, I wish I had more time to spend on it. Wish it was my job ! I'm actually planning some paid courses so I can generate a little cash to fund what I'm doing, if that makes sense.
However I will always keep the free material going..
All the best Joe
Anything sir as long as it;s easy for me to learn. Victor from GuitarGraph.com
Joe Murphy - Songwriter Musician UK