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Hey Good Lookin' and other fingerpickin things on a '56 Gibson J-50

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Just scored this guitar and having a ball with her.

 

3 tunes:

'Swing Bean' - an original

'Hey Good Looking' - my arrangement of the Hank Williams classic

'Toby's Boogie Woogie' - my original attempt and trying to imitate the great boogie woogie piano players.. namely Pete Johnson and Albert Ammons. Oh, can't leave out Honey Piazza.

 

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Listening to those tunes is just what the doctor ordered on a dreary rainy morning stuck in the house with the kids and a dog who has to bark at every clap of thunder. Every time I listen to you I swear it sends me straight back to school.

 

Funny but I have been putzing around with Jorma's take on "Know You Rider" so have been watching some vids of him playing that tune on his J-50 (which after seeing him back in the day with the Airplane or Hot Tuna is the guitar I will always associate him with).

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Thanks gang. I'm sure glad you enjoyed that.

 

I'm having a GREAT time with this guitar. I've been gassing for one of these for a long time now. Finally found one that has a 1 3/4" inch neck.

 

Toby

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I am fortunate to know Toby for several years. My skills are probably less than half of the average guy or gal on this forum from what I've seen posted, yet when I get to jam with Toby, I feel like I'm actually good! He has the ability to bring people up rather than put them down. That's why he is such a good teacher.

 

If you ever get a chance to see him in person, do not miss it. The music is great, but the whole show is better.

 

Rich

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That's it I quit [smile]

So that's what a Gibson sounds like, Yes

 

 

Ha ha!

 

 

I thought the same thing, and I have some of Toby's lessons so not as shocked as you!

 

 

Fantastic playing and a beautiful J50, Toby!

 

 

BluesKing777.

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Followed that link to YouTube and listened. Awesome playing, of course, but I also listened to the Swing Bean video you made on the 44 LG-2 Banner. One question: That LG-2 is a re-issue, yes? Too clean for vintage. And one answer: Nice as that LG sounds, your thumb deserves the big bottom of the slope. Man. Wish I could do that! :)

 

P

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