Peter Green / R Johnson

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Peter Green / R Johnson

Post by Strummer07 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:23 pm

Did a lot of driving this weekend and my travelling companion for most of it was Peter Greens "The Anthology" .. brilliant boxed set.

Had the boxed set for a couple of hears now and listened occasionally
But, Listening again with plenty of time to appreciate each tune .....it was lovely ( its a great $cd set btw)

Two tracks really resonated with me and I'd really love to lay my hands on a simple guitar tab ...........I don't want every last note ...........
a decent chord progression would be a great help
or
"its a Standard 12 bar Blues in key of '" ?'""

anything to get me going ......

tracks are "Dead Shrimp Blues"

and

"Love in vain Blues"

appreciate any help either Peter's version or the RJ original

Thanks :thumbsup:
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lyric from "Out in The Fields"
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Re: Peter Green / R Johnson

Post by vancouverois » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:57 pm

May be this pdf excerpt of RJ Love in vain Blues can help. According to the comments RJ plays this song in open tuning.
http://www.yearoftheblues.org/images/ri ... n_vain.pdf

EC's version.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZCREueK6OI
Jan 15th 2007

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Re: Peter Green / R Johnson

Post by Strummer07 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:26 am

Thanks Vancouverois, thats a great help

Not sure I want to go down the open 'G' route ..( I always thought that was a 'slide' tuning ??) .......remembering chords is ok in standard .......learning a whole new set of chords shapes ....h'mm !!

Love the EC clip ..what / where is that from ??/

I have the "sessions for RJ" cd and there is a dvd disk in that but I don't recall this song. But the room and the view from the window look similar !!??
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Re: Peter Green / R Johnson

Post by ElMano » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:50 am

I found this, but there is also a version of Bob Dylan available. Hope you can use it.

I looked for the PG version on You Tube and play some notes with the track. I played D / G / A/ on that version, I do some improvisation. If you set your fingers in the D position (2e and 3e fret) and move it to the 5e and the 7e position( like a slide in open D But without changing the finger position) PG do some improvisations at the upper3 strings in the meanwhile.

PG is a master in making simple thinks sounded complex :thumbsup: :thumbsup: and complex things Simpel :beer:

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LOVE IN VAIN- Rolling Stones/ Robert Johnson

D Em C G G7 G D

G G7
Well I followed her to the station with a suitcase in my hand
C D G D7 G G/C G
Yea, I followed her to the station with a suitcase in my hand
D7 D/F#
Whoa, it's hard to tell it's hard to tell
Em C G G7 G D
But all your love's in vain

When the train come in the station I looked her in the eye
Well the train come into the station and I looked her in the eye
Whoa, I felt so sad, so lonesome that I could not help but cry

SOLO

When the train left the station, it had two lights on behind
Yea, when the train had left the station, it had two lights on behind
Whoa, the blue light was my baby, and the red light was my mind

G G7 C D G D7 G G/C G
All my love's in vain
D7 D/F# Em C G G7 G D G
All my love's in vain


INTRO RIFF:
D Em C G
E -------2-----------2-----------3----------------------------------3--
B -----3---3-------3---3-----------0--------------------------------0--
G ---2-------2---2-------2---2s4-----2-0---------0h2-0-----0-----0--0--
D -0-----------0-----------2-------------2---0h2-------0h2---0h2----0--
A -------------------------2---------------3------------------------2--
E -------------------------0----------------------------------------3--
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Re: Peter Green / R Johnson

Post by Strummer07 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:34 am

That is wizard El Mano :thumbsup:
Thanks ...I'll try that out this afternoon for a bit.

Anyone any thoughts on "Dead Shrimp Blues "... just love that title :thumbsup:
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Re: Peter Green / R Johnson

Post by VikingBlues » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:22 pm

Result from 12bar itself again. We seek far and wide and sometimes the answers are right here! :big_smile:
ElMano wrote:PG is a master in making simple thinks sounded complex :thumbsup: :thumbsup: and complex things Simpel :beer:
... and the simple things need to be played with perfect intonation, timing and touch, or the magic vanishes. Like Man of the World - quite a simple structure but such well chosen notes, and if it's played at all sloppily it sounds like nothing instead of a cry from the heart.
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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