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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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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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The Complete Robert Johnson
Transcribed by Woody Mann, performed by Robert Johnson. Guitar tablature songbook for guitar and voice.
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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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Early Roots of Robert Johnson
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Learn essential exercises and tips as they are presented in this compilation of tunes that influenced the legendary Robert Johnson.
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The Search For Robert Johnson
A film featuring extensive remastered original Robert Johnson recordings, as well as specially filmed performance footage from Johnny Shines, David Honeyboy Edwards and John Hammond Jr.
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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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Robert Johnson - Signature licks
This lesson demonstrates the techniques Johnson used to create his remarkable guitar parts for 7 songs.
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