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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
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Bottleneck Blues Guitar
Contains over 25 accurate transcriptions of authentic bottleneck blues tunes by such masters as Son House, Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton and many more.
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This valuable collection presents note-for-note transcriptions and performance notes for 12 timeless songs that inspired the legendary Robert Johnson.
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Guitar Blues Licks Encyclopedia
A bumper selection of riffs, turns, licks, solos and phrasing that will give your Guitar playing that authentic Blues edge.
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Delta Blues Guitar - Book
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The second volume in Stefan's classic series. Feature music by Charley Patton, Son House, Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson, Ichman Bracey, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Skip James and others.
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How To Play Blues Guitar - Lesson 3
In the third lesson Delta blues guitar techniques are taught with songs and ideas by Son House, Willie Brown, Charlie Patton, Tommy Johnson and Skip James.
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Delta Blues Guitar Duets
In this unique lesson, Bob Brozman and Woody Mann describe and teach in detail duet arrangements in the styles of the great Delta blues guitarists: Charley Patton, Robert Johnson , Willie Brown, Tommy Johnson and Son House. Techniques and ideas forcreating a cohesive guitar part that compliments, rather than competes or conflicts, are discussed. Each part is taught separately and presented in tablature and music notation. Woody and Bob also present effective techniques for improving improvisation skills while jamming with other musicians.
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Children's Guitar Method
This popular method starts young children on their musical journey by teaching basic principals of Guitar playing. It begins with the parts of the Guitar, how to comfortably hold the instrument, right and left hand positioning and tuning. Easy step-by-step playing examples are used to teach chords, picking, strumming patterns and single note melodies. It uses plain language that makes it easy to understand major and minor chords, rhythm and timing. Have fun playing complete song rhythms with full band backing tracks that give children the feel and excitement of playing with other musicians.
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