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Great Blues Solos

By Fred Sokolow

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Guitar (fingerpicking) - Intermediate
Composed by Fred Sokolow. Perfect binding, Solos. Qwik Guide Series. Blues. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.21226BCD).

Item Number: MB.21226BCD

ISBN 9780786673346. Blues. 5.5 x 8 inches.

These tunes were inspired by the great "first generation" acoustic blues guitarists: Huddie Ledbetter, Mance Lipscomb, Gary Davis, Jesse Fuller, Blind Blake, and others. Author Fred Sokolow's tunes convey some of the same feelings as these early blues artists and are fun to play. Several of the tunes are in alternate tunings. Fred describes his inspiration for each piece in the book, and also performs it on the attached CD. In notation and tablature with suggested back-up chords.

  • Blind Scat Rag  
  • Burning House  
  • Furry's Train  
  • Go Downtown   Performed by Fred Sokolow
  • Hurt So Good  
  • I Had To Do It   Performed by Fred Sokolow
  • I Tried And I Tried   Performed by Fred Sokolow
  • Lemonade 
  • Lightin' Up Boogie  
  • Mississippi Jump Time  
  • Not Supposed To Be That Way   Performed by Fred Sokolow
  • Oh What A Beautiful Day   Performed by Fred Sokolow
  • Overdue Bill  
  • Precious Moments  
  • Red and Blue  
  • Short Life Blues  
  • Skip On Home  
  • Take Me Back  Performed by Fred Sokolow
  • Take Your Time  Performed by Fred Sokolow
  • The Way I Am  Performed by Fred Sokolow