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Awesome post. I love blues based rock 'n roll - Jimmy Reed, King of the Slide Guitar, was one of the best. Amazing what you can do with a three cord progression isn't it? And quite complex too in more ways than one. To use the correct term, "bottleneck" guitar soloing is one of those techniques, when properly used, makes for a really unique sound. I have a glass slide I use on my Fender Tellecaster that is made from a Lonestar long neck beer bottle. :>)
Interesting little side note - Jimmy Reed's style was heavily influenced by Freddie Green the swing rythym guitarist whose "chunky" beat based partial chord style you can hear in that selection.
And to carry on in the same theme, you can see the Jimmy Reed influence with Roy Rogers (not the cowboy) and his custom twelve string Gibson dobro.
I hate to complain, BD, but I found this almost indistinguishable from the Lady Gaga song I posted the other day. Oh, sure, the beat was a little slower, but that "overarching pop/rock sound" was virtually identical.
Despite Reed coming across as just another Gaga wannabe, I enjoyed the tune. Playing blues is a blast because, like jazz, you can musically 'cheat' all over the place.
Fun post, looking forward to more. Gaga similarities notwithstanding.