Menu Image Map Jim Bruce Interview 36 Blues Guitar lesson Course Blues Articles Free Lessons Online Video Pages Original Blues Men Articles Image Map

Play Blues Guitar - Scrapper Blackwell - Back Door Woman Blues


powered by TinyLetter

Blues Guitar Lessons http://www.playbluesguitar.eu

Scrapper Blackwell was an exceptional blues artist, and generally added that extra unexpected  chord structure which tended to put a uniquely creative stamp on his work. This song in open D follows this rule of delighting the audience with that kind of surprise, but there is enough cliché within it too make us feel at home.

The great thing about Blackwell's work is how he crafts the lyrics. When hearing the words 'I left my baby in the back door'' you are almost there with him!. When he tells you that he has the blues, you know it - he's felt that way for most of his life. You just feel it!

If you're looking for blues guitar lessons and want to learn real old style acoustic blues guitar, don't settle for the normal mundane songs that everybody plays. Add some Scrapper songs to your repertoire, also Floyd Council, Pink Anderson,  Bo Carter, Gus Cannon, and many other lesser known blues men.
This will help give you work a certain different kind of flavor and it will stand out from the others.

Of course, you need to work on the technique, but if you are passionate about learning it, have a great sense of rhythm, then you love of the music will come over - people will love it!
Like a lot of the major blues guitar players, I get the impression that Blackwell used just his thumb an done finger when he finger picked, although there is no film evidence to support this view.

His strings also bounce around, which indicate to me that he played hard, which didn't seem to bother the old school like Gary Davis, Anderson and the like. Imagine telling Son House to 'go easy on those strings' - not likely. It's what they did. Modern guitarists have an obsession with that perfect sound.

One of the most unsung artists - he deserves a lot more recognition.

Hope you like it,
Cheers
Jim

Button To Sales Page


  • FULLY DIGGIN YOUR PLAYIN AND SINGIN,REALLY GOOD ,CHEERS MATE

    ·
  • Thanx a lot

    Jim

    · in reply to 627257stingray
  • Are you playing an OM-1?

    ·
  • You got me there - it's one of those artificial backed Martin thingys, not wood at all (except for the front). Like it though ...

    Cheers

    Jim

    · in reply to sockenfrank


  • Pete Townshend is moonlighting

    ·
  • I am very happy to listen to your playing!

    ·
  • Love to see a video lesson of this. Hard to find songs in open D

    ·
  • You still da man, Jim Bruce.

    ·
  • thanks

    · 2
  • Jim its a great vid and don't give up anything untill you don't enjoy it any more. I can't see that time, cos its in your blood. I really enjoyed the picking. Thanks.

    ·
  • nice work mr. townsend.

    ·
  • nice work- thanks!

    ·
  • BACK DOOR BABY LOVE THE BACK DOOR BLUES TOO

    JIMMY BLUES

    HAPPY XMAS

    ·
  • Are you playing an OM-1?

    ·
  • You got me there - it's one of those artificial backed Martin thingys, not wood at all (except for the front). Like it though ...

    Cheers

    Jim


    Never disappointed with Jim's stuff.

    ·

  • Thank you sooo much. Love Scrapperl

    ·
  • You have great right hand technique Jim not as good as Mc Tell but great none the less,enjoyed your rendition, nice song.

    ·
  • Mi è veramente piaciuto… 

    ·
  • Would love to see a video lesson for this and any others in open D. Great job as allways!

    ·
  • very nice!


    we really enjoyed your work !.

    ·

  • Very cool. Love watching you play and talk. You always have that capo somewhere on that fret board. Maybe your guitar gets a buzz on some strings without putting that capo on. I have seen people do that for that reason. (jk) lol love your stuff. Just picking with ya. I try to not use a capo but couldn't play that way with out it very good as you well know. Keep on keeping on and merry christmas.

    ·
  • Jim, Really good one! I like your git playing and Blackwell did some sweet blues.

    Thanks,

    Will

    ·
  • Wonderful!*****

    I love your guitar, your video :)

    The warmest wishes to you from Petersburg!

    ·
  • sympas la chanson

    Good video man

    ·
Embed the above video using this code:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/rE6UH2pN3JU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>




Back To Youtube Guitar Video List

Back To Welcome Page And Menu


Copyright (c) Youtune Records
Jim Bruce Videos
Privacy Policy