The last few months I’ve been learning how to play bottleneck slide. I’m quickly becoming okay at it and figured that it was high time to share a few songs.
They are a bit hackish still. There are mistakes and for some reason it’s recorded way too loud, but meh. One day when I’m better at playing the songs I’ll care to make a better recording. For now, the main thing is I don’t want to forget how I play them. Now that they are recorded that shouldn’t be a problem.
The first one is a Tampa Red song called “Love Her With a Feeling”.
The next track is something that I’ve been working on for a few days now. It’s called “Sittin’ On Top Of the World” and I’ve taken a lot of inspiration for the guitar from the Johnny Shines recording of it on the album “Traditional Delta Blues”. The lyrics are a lot closer to how Howlin’ Wolf’s sang them.
And the last track is Son House’s Death Letter Blues. It’s one that I was never able to get feeling right with standard tuning. Playing it this way is much, much easier.