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Breaker's Yard
by texasradiofish
Recommends (11)
Fri, Dec 4, 2020 @ 7:30 PM

Uses samples from:

 
Radioontheshelf
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permalink   Sat, Dec 5, 2020 @ 12:33 AM
There are many stories about the introduction of slide guitar. This is one of them.

The story goes that in Hawaii around 1887-89 a boy called Joseph Kekuku was walking down a road or some say an old railway track playing his guitar, when he picked up a metal bolt and started sliding it on the strings. Fascinated by the sound, he practised and perfected the new technique until he felt it was ready to be performed in front of an audience. In the years that followed the new sound and approach proved to be a great success. His popularity further increased when he toured America and Europe where he even played at the London Palladium in front of royalty. The full storie’s at Eastwestslide.com

As to this mix, well it’s a fine example of what you can do with a bit of metal or glass
 
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permalink   texasradiofish Sat, Dec 5, 2020 @ 1:34 AM
Quote: Radioontheshelf
a fine example of what you can do with a bit of metal or glass


Or, a greasy chicken bone.

When we were playing the Houston area blues clubs in 1990s, we sometimes played with a “Blues Brothers style” suit wearing lawyer/blues guitarist/singer who would select greasy chicken leg or thigh bones from the audience’s plates to use as a slide.

That was followed by picking up a chair to use a chair leg as slide.

Happily, TRF’s ElRon is more old school like your interesting story. He uses a metal bar or tube. His mother taught him to play electric lap steel when he was a child.
Speck
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permalink   Sat, Dec 5, 2020 @ 3:54 AM
Super clean and effective blues, a great place for Robert Warrington’s vocal to live and breath.
Zapac
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permalink   Sat, Dec 5, 2020 @ 1:16 PM
That guitar sound! I love it!
Robert Warrington
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permalink   Mon, Dec 7, 2020 @ 1:25 PM
What a privilege to get added to your mix again (especially with a nine year old vocal).