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Diddie Has Something There

We finish off this section with another well known theme in C-major. This arrangement is based on Blind Boy Fuller's «You've got something there». The song was so popular that he recorded it 20–30 times with different lyrics. Probably the most well known version of the theme is Blind Blake's «Diddie Wa Diddie», which has been recorded by Ry Cooder and Leon Redbone. Other versions are Big Bill Broonzy's «Shuffle Rag», «Long Tall Mama» and «Guitar Shuffle». You will also recognize the theme in Blind Lemon Jefferson's «Black Horse Blues». «Black Horse Blues» is Blind Lemon Jefferson's version of «Pony Blues», which we have looked at in E-major. True Fire has a lection on Diddie Wa Diddie available on the net.




     
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Blues-Rag

If you want to learn more about blues-rag playing, I will recommend that you work with some of the following. Mississippi John Hurt is not included. But he is a good point of departure, and not as difficult as the others.

Big Bill Broonzy is an artist to start with, no matter what kind of blues you are playing. I have picked a book/CD set by Woody Mann, where some typical Big Bill Broonzy are covered in detail.

If you prefer video, you can get this.

Blind Boy Fuller
This is another Master of Country Blues book with original recordings and transcriptions.

Again you can also choose a video..

Rev. Gary Davis is propbably the most influential traditional blues guitarists. He received everyone who would pay 5 dollars for a guitar lesson, and many of today's most prominent teachers and authors of guitar books have been his students..

If you are ready for Blind Blake, you are ready for anything – at least when it comes to this style of guitar playing.

Some Blind Boy Fuller - books

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Blind Boy Fuller
Original recordings by Blind Boy Fuller and transcriptions by Stefan Grossman.
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Blues Guitar Legends
This book/CD package allows you to explore the styles of Lightnin' Hopkins, Blind Blake, Mississippi John Hurt, Blind Boy Fuller, and Big Bill Broonzy.
RefNr: CP181
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Complete Country Blues Guitar Book
Mel Bay Complete - series. Over 50 fingerpicking guitar solos in notation and tabulature in country blues, Delta blues, ragtime blues, Texas blues and bottleneck styles.
RefNr: MB94710BCD
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Stefan Grossman's Early Masters of American Blues Guitar: The Anthology of Country Blues Guitar
The Early Masters of American Blues series provides the unique opportunity to study the true roots of modern blues. Stefan Grossman, noted roots-blues guitarist and musicologist, has compiled this fascinating collection of 14 songs, transcribed exactly as performed by legendary blues masters Rev. Gary Davis, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, and Mississippi John Hurt. In addition to Stefan's expert transcriptions, the book includes a CD containing the original artist recordings so you can hear the music as they performed it.
RefNr: APF3174GTA
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Blind Boy Fuller - videos

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The Guitar of Blind Boy Fuller
Blind Boy Fuller recorded his unique brand of country blues from 1935 to 1940. Learn to play his strikingly original arrangements.
RefNr: SGGW803DVD
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Other Videos


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The Guitar of Blind Boy Fuller
Blind Boy Fuller recorded his unique brand of country blues from 1935 to 1940. Learn to play his strikingly original arrangements.
RefNr: SGGW803DVD
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MusicRoom
Amazon UK
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Go here for full list of Blind Boy Fuller videos

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