broken finger blues

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broken finger blues

Post by Preacher » July 20th, 2009, 4:29 pm

So I was playing some baseball with some friends, and at bat, two of my left fingers got broke. So while my fingers are in splints, Ive been watching a few movies, and came across one called "Crossroads" with Ralph Maccio (sp?) (the Karate Kid). And the slide work in this movie is amazing. Do yall recomend anywhere to start? Thanks in advance,
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Re: broken finger blues

Post by Ricochet » July 20th, 2009, 7:42 pm

Listen to some Elmore James. And Fred McDowell.
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Re: broken finger blues

Post by dogbite » July 21st, 2009, 3:33 am

go on youtube and you will find quite a few slide lessons too.

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Re: broken finger blues

Post by Ricochet » July 21st, 2009, 7:31 am

Over on Gibson's site there's a terrific series of video slide lessons by Arlen Roth.
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Re: broken finger blues

Post by Vic Lewis VL » July 23rd, 2009, 3:11 am

Most of the slide work in "Crossroads" was done by (I'm pretty sure, anyway!) Ry Cooder. Here's a link to his version of "Vigilante Man" from the early 70's - I remember seeing this on a British music programme - the Old Grey Whistle Test - and being absolutely knocked out by it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4KmbUCwkyE

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Re: broken finger blues

Post by Preacher » July 23rd, 2009, 4:14 pm

wow. That Ry vid is amazing. So are the lessons on the Gibson site. Thanks yall, this is a point to start from. :D
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Re: broken finger blues

Post by Witchdoctor » July 29th, 2009, 6:31 pm

Yep, Ry Cooder is the shiznizzle. Check his recorded output on any of the music sales sites and you'll be likely astounded at his available music; my favorite is the work he did with David Lindley. But the world music stuff is freakishly good, and the album he did with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is scary.

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