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An attempt at a "Train" Blues,trying to make the guitar sound like a train....I know ,corny and silly,but inspired by the "Crossroads" movie when Willie Brown says "if you can't make the guitar sound like a train,you aint no bluesman".Sad really . 80)

I recorded this live through mics on a squier practice amp,little 10 watt sucker
and the old madeira...I think they make a happy little combo...see what you think !
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Uploaded: May 12, 2010 - 06:10:49 PM
Last Updated: May 12, 2010 - 06:10:49 PM Last Played: Dec 05, 2015 - 06:26:53 PM
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alackbass said 2717 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Lightning Man
This has that great primitive sound of a Lightning Hopkins. I like how it holds up with just the guitar and a very appropriate vocal.
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Wow,praise
indeed ,Thanks matey.

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jdholliday said 2717 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
ah Andrew beat me!
well I'll take 2nds well 3rds since michael fanned, I'm really getting into the blues this week so perfect timing, great job!
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Don't bust
a gut getting here,we all laid back and relaxed all along here jus' now.Chill.

Thanks for dropping in.

Jarvo
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sloparts said 2716 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
Love it Chris
Like Andrew said, has that primitive "Lightning Hopkins" kind of sound. totally unadorned by all the trapping of a blues band, and much more like the kind of thing you'd hear in a little Gin mill back up some forbidden road in rural Mississippi.

Work well for me, and frankly I love it.

Ed

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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Hoorah,then
mission accomplished as that was the sound I was aiming for.Cheers Ed.


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michaeljayklein said 2716 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
This was great Chris!
We should call you "Blind Lemon Jarvoid" after this one. I spent many an hour as a lass curled up in front of the record player listening to the early blues (delta, jump, Chicago and all the rest of 'em) and this measures up with the best that I remember of that style. Superb work on this and love that ending. I think you are something of a genius of sorts, I really do! Thanks for sharing this and keep up the great work. Michael
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Blind Lemonoid !
That could be quite a blues handle,Cheers Michael.

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davisamerica said 2716 days ago (May 12th, 2010)
there you go
...... now ya get to duel with the devil...lucky you.
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Yeah,well...
oops...p'raps I over reached myself a tad then.

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Feter said 2716 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Gonna Catch a Train
Pass that cup mate ..this is all fine ..loved
your guitar pickin ...is good man ...thnx a lot
for sharin !!!!
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks matey
I agonised about posting this one for a while....glad I did.


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Symphony101 said 2715 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
I'm sure you'd have Willie Brown's blessing
Chris, this is amazing. You know how to play and sing man. I liked this wonderful train ride.
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Well
thanks very much,I may just have hit the ground running with this one,cheers for the comment and for stopping by.

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lengold said 2715 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
Definitely
the blues - enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Len
You said enuff.

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Doug Somers said 2714 days ago (May 14th, 2010)
That live feel
This has that raw in-person sense to it. Like we're right with you in a smoky bar. Honest blues feel.

Cheers Chris.

Doug
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks for
stopping in Doug and glad you enjoyed.

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lilmom said 2713 days ago (May 16th, 2010)
Robert Johnson reincarnated!
Mission accomplished! This is just AWESOME!!! I loved listening to this.
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Lilmom,thanks
for dropping in,and for the nice comment.Ta,Jarvo
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jiguma said 2712 days ago (May 17th, 2010)
Yorkshire Delta Blues :)
Sounds very authentic Chris - a very brave (and successful) shot at a "proper" blues. Impressed!
Neil
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Neil,
I did have second thoughts about posting this because I thought people would think it was a piss take instead of an attempt at what you very nicely called a "proper" blues.Chuffed I am.


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PockBluesman said 2711 days ago (May 18th, 2010)
Thomas
Thomas the tank engine put two fingers up at the Fat Controller and said I got dem locomotive blues. Nice one buddy
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Well it was
actually more like two wheels really, cos' Thomas hasn't got hands you know !But something along those lines ,yeah........(get it,along those lines !!)

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VicDiesel said 2709 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Production values....
Hey, blues is supposed to sound down and dirty. And you're chugging along quite nicely, including picking up speed.

I enjoyed this.
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Vic,
this was a more serious side of my music and I enjoyed trying it out,glad you enjoyed listening.

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Yordbear said 2709 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
COOOOOOL!!!!!!1
Oh yeah! how cool is this! what an authentic sound! really sounds like some of my old blues tapes from the greats!! well done jarvoid! and love the picture! did you take that and if you did where was it?

Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Right ho
Thanks indeed for the comparison and the comments, and as for the piccie....taken by me in/on me Big Yak on the river Leven,which drains Windemere,of the Haverthwaite Lakeside Steam Railway enroute Lakeside.
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Moviz said 2709 days ago (May 20th, 2010)
Sounds
Authentic Blues to me Chris... love the way you play and sing..... and it gives enough train sound for me put my feet up and travel along with this in my ears.... love that beat.. wooohooo!, cheers M
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Jarvoid said 2706 days ago (May 23rd, 2010)
Thanks Maurice
for the positive feedback and comment,cheers.Jarvo
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billykirsch said 2703 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
Oh, I missed this one
This is great man. I specially like the beginning: hot and humid outside, enter the bar and hear this slow playing of a raw guitar. That would be magic. It deserves to be in a movie.
Your skills with the slide are just awesome.
Great!
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Jarvoid said 2703 days ago (May 26th, 2010)
I get
the image you conjure up in the comment,cheers and thanks mate.

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Hickling_Stan said 2701 days ago (May 28th, 2010)
Late to the party again!
Now then is that "Whistling Willie Arkwright"?. Sounds like you were having a huge bunch of fun with this one Chris. Perhaps you'd been tottin cotton across the Trent delta in your youth!!

Been working on the arrangement and lyrics of our little tune this evening. getting very excited but now have sore fingers! cheers Mark
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Jarvoid said 2700 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Gotta bale that cotton
cross that wide Trent Delta, yessir.Thanks for having a listen Mark,looking forward to hearing how the collab is coming on !

Chris
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ShadowofNine said 2700 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Trad Blues
You captured this great American music beautifully..Bravo..
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Jarvoid said 2700 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Thanks for
dropping in,have we not met at the "other place" ? I am sure that we have.Anyway cheers and I will be checking out some more of your music later.

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bud said 2700 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
Keeping it real -
love the sound you have here. I think you hit your mark and then some.
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Jarvoid said 2699 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
Thanks
Bud ,means a lot ,thanks for droppingin and having a gander,Cheers.

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Char said 2700 days ago (May 29th, 2010)
I can get the
rat a tat tat of wheels rolling along a rail. This is a sweet and evocative representation of down and out blues. You chugged along perfectly. :)
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Jarvoid said 2699 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
Thanks Char,
I was a little unsure about tyhis at the time I did it,but I am pleased with the reaction.

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Calchas said 2699 days ago (May 30th, 2010)
Robert Jarvoid!
Nice one Chris... You pulled off that ol' tin pan alley sound.

Fine tip of the hat to the bluesmen of yore!

Be well friend!
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Jarvoid said 2695 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Thanks for
the input,I was trying a sparse and simplisticapproach.I think it worked.Cheers.Jarvo
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TERRAPLANE said 2698 days ago (May 31st, 2010)
Raw Blues
You even have a change in tempo just like Mr. Johnson.. I can hear that train gathering speed.. love this raw blues,, well done Mr, Chris,,Keep on keepin on,,T
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Jarvoid said 2695 days ago (June 3rd, 2010)
Thanks Mr T
I appreciate your input on this ,cheers ,Jarvo
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jibes said 2695 days ago (June 2nd, 2010)
As a Guitar
player I love stuff like this! You have done so much with just a Guitar and an amp! Hooray!!!
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Jarvoid said 2693 days ago (June 5th, 2010)
I was after
some honest simplicity ....bit like me ,I am honestly simple !

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