Blues Song(s) for Talent Show


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Iceman 420
03-12-2008, 11:31 PM
First off, I have auditions on the 20th, and so I would like it to be easy, but not too easy so that I kinda drift off in the middle of it. I want PURE blues, not blues-rock or anything like that, though I like Texas electric blues, I'd rather something a bit...I guess slower.

I want to get into some Mississippi Delta blues (hopefully without slide, sounds crazy, but yeah). I'm also trying my hand at my own song, but if that doesn't go through, I'd like a back up. I was originally going to do Three O' Clock Blues by B. B. King, but thought I should look at some other songs.

One last thing. I could care LESS whether the people at my high school like it, just wanna play, so as long as I can find good tabs for it, I'll be just dandy.

Thank you.

!!ANGUS!!
03-12-2008, 11:37 PM
You should try Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughan. that's slow and it's texas

Iceman 420
03-12-2008, 11:40 PM
Texas Flood is one of my considerations, but I always thought that it was a bit more...advanced for me.

rush5757
03-12-2008, 11:43 PM
Lenny?
(This is probably more blues-rock, but I think it would be good: ) Brown Sugar by ZZ Top

imgooley
03-12-2008, 11:48 PM
How bout Sweet Little Angel?

Oh Oh Oh.... do Catfish Blues!!! A classic

ObsceneGestures
03-13-2008, 12:08 AM
The Thrill Is Gone would be good. Not too difficult at all, either.

TheDev01dOne
03-13-2008, 12:11 AM
Get a good backing track to play to.. Just do any standard 12 bar blues shuffle.. Sing a verse or 2, improv a solo for 6 minutes, sing another verse and finish with a smooth outro lick.

Do Red House, or make up your own words even.

Iceman 420
03-13-2008, 12:19 AM
That's what I'm thinking, well, except maybe a bit of a shorter solo, but I just thought I'd get something to fall back on.

Oh, and anyone know where I could find a few backing tracks?

TheDev01dOne
03-13-2008, 02:29 AM
www.bluesblast.com has LOADS of great live-band recorded backing tracks for blues. Find one you like, make up some words or find words that fit, play a good solo.. Done!

hendrixfanatic
03-13-2008, 05:47 AM
Wee wee hours by Chuck Berry!

KonaNuNu
03-13-2008, 02:49 PM
I live the Life I love and I Love the Life I Live by Muddy Waters.

A very cool riff repeated over and over again

ze monsta
03-13-2008, 02:50 PM
Look at some Piedmont blues players, that's kinda similar to the delta blues, but they don't play slide generally.

Iceman 420
03-13-2008, 06:58 PM
Thanks for all of your help everyone, I've already started working on a song and if that somehow fails, I'll stick with Three O' Clock blues.

Kwesi
03-13-2008, 09:48 PM
Try Boat Gig by Tribal Tech. Typical blues but with a little more flavor and fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr0jDdeIx6Y

sLaShRoCks1314
03-27-2008, 02:26 AM
How bout Sweet Little Angel?

Oh Oh Oh.... do Catfish Blues!!! A classic

catfish blues!!
but it looks like you already auditioned

imgooley
03-27-2008, 02:57 AM
So how did it go?

Iceman 420
03-27-2008, 03:13 PM
Well, my school having little to no organization in this talent show auditions, I had to find out they were moved to April...by a janitor. So, just means more time I can actually work on it.

sLaShRoCks1314
03-27-2008, 07:53 PM
do catfish blues!

sre9981
03-27-2008, 08:08 PM
Do the john mayer version of catfish blues if you can sing, its awesome!

imgooley
03-27-2008, 08:12 PM
Catfish Blues=epic win

sLaShRoCks1314
03-27-2008, 09:52 PM
here ya go
http://youtube.com/watch?v=0zqt5S3oFXA
jimi hendrix version

geluidsterroris
04-09-2008, 06:47 AM
I played So Excited, by SRV, for an audition. I won.