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Pony Blues is one of the themes you can hear in many variations. Some classic versions are Charley Patton's "Pony Blues" and "Stone Poney Blues", Tommy Johnson's "Bye Bye Blues", and not to forget Willie Brown's "M&O Blues". The pony that is probably best know today is Big Bill Broonzy's "Hey, Hey", made popular recently by Eric Clapton's recording of the song on his Unplugged album.

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If you, as me, like Big Bill Broonzy's "Hey, Hey", there are at least two sources. The first, and in my opinion the best, is to turn to the original. The song is transcribed and analyzed in Woody Mann's book/CD set on Big Bill Broonzy's.

The other option is of course to get the transcriptions of all the songs on Eric Clapton's Unplugged album.

For other versions of this and more classic blues, I recommend:

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The New Transcriptions
29 Songs From The Legendary Bluesman. A must-have for all blues guitarists, this exciting publication is the most complete Robert Johnson collection ever!
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Mississippi Delta Blues Fingerstyle Solos Made Easy
This book and CD has been carefully prepared for guitarists who are starting to learn blues fingerpicking-and yes, the book can actually be used by an ambitious total beginner.
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Robert Johnson - Easy Guitar Collection
20 of Johnson's legendary blues classics arranged for easy guitar in standard notation and tablature
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Rory Block Teaches Classics of Country Blues Guitar
Here are some of the greatest country blues solos of all time, taught in phrase-by-phrase detail. Rory Block
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The Complete Robert Johnson
Transcribed by Woody Mann, performed by Robert Johnson. Guitar tablature songbook for guitar and voice.
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The Power Of The Delta Blues Guitar Volume 1
Rory Block dissects and teaches a breathtaking set of key Delta Blues performances, including the rhythmic pounding of Charlie Patton, the fingerpicking style of Tommy Johnson and the slide/open-tuning sounds of the great Robert Johnson.
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Robert Johnson - Signature licks
This lesson demonstrates the techniques Johnson used to create his remarkable guitar parts for 7 songs.
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Legends of the Delta Blues
This video presents the unalloyed power of Delta legends Eddie 'Son' House, Johnny Shines, Bukka White, and John Lee Hooker as they performed in the 1960s and 1970s.
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