Tramp Cover with Norm
Well, I had this crazy idea that maybe Buddy Guy was using some microtonal inflections in his cover of Tramp (which are what the “blue notes” are and thought it would be cool to cover it with my fretless guitar. As it turned out it was my ear that was microtonal because I copied the main riff with a neutral 7th but when I played against Buddy it wasn’t what he was doing. Not deterred I asked Norm if he’s do some percussion on this seeing how a version w/o a trap kit would be kind of unique. Norm kindly supplied some excellent percussion a while back and I finally worked out what I wanted in fretless guitar self-indulgence. I mean the only legit part about this is the fact the Buddy and I both come from Chicago. Past that you have a polish white guy trying to sound like a soulful old black blues master. Train wreck for sure. But I will admit I like my fretless guitar work. And I love Norm’s percussion.
Stay tuned for a better (and much less self indulgent) version in the future, hopefully.
And some information on “blue notes” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_note