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This is a pretty standard 12 Bar Blues. It was my first attempt at arranging horns so it is pretty simple using horn loops. Excuse the lengthy guitar solos. I got carried away since I haven’t had my Tele in 6 months as I only took an acoustic on my camping trip out west. As I’ve said before, for me it all starts and ends with the blues…

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Really Into The Blues


I asked her out to a tribute for BB King

She said I don’t know he’s just not my thing

It’s such a shame I spent all my money

I’m telling you man she was one fine honey

She left me standing there all alone

After she shut me down I just headed home


Two weeks later when I wasn’t so down

I told her Joe Bonnamassa’s coming to town

I got two weeks pay coming my way

So mark it on your calendar and save the date

She said first you try sell me on BB King

Well I’m sorry but Joe B’s just not my thing



I heard it in the neighborhood she changed her ways

But if I keep on chasing her I’m gonna need a raise

she fooled me once she fooled me twice

I was never good at following my own advice

I heard she likes a guitar man and now I’m confused

They say the word is now she’s really into the blues

© 2022 Thomas Adams

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Yeah, now that's how it's done!!

Smokin' hot Tom, just the right amount of guitar playing for me wink

Excellent playing, and fun lyrics. Horns sounded right to me.

Right up my alley, huge smile on my face here!

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Hi Tom,

Yeah this right up my alley also - terrific blues!

I particularly liked your lead guitar work - smokin'

One comment re the Brass - you have a stab on beat 1 of bar 1 and that is cool. However typically you play/sing on bars 1 & 2 and the Brass replies on bars 3 & 4 and so on throughout each verse. This is particularly the case when playing lead guitar. Easy to change in your DAW if required.

Mix - I liked the upfront lead guitar and upfront vocals - this is how Blues are mixed.

Great work - look forward to the next one.

Best Regards
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Yeah, now that's how it's done!!

Smokin' hot Tom, just the right amount of guitar playing for me wink

Excellent playing, and fun lyrics. Horns sounded right to me.

Right up my alley, huge smile on my face here!

Wow! Thanks Dave. Coming from you that means a lot to me, Tom

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BAM! Staright out of the traps.
Enjoyable rock n blues and I rather glad you didn't bow to convention.
"Livin' by the rules
Don't bring no crown jewels.
'Cos, no matter which beat
This vibe is my cup of meat."


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Long, hot, driving solo's in a Tom Adams song.... What??? LOL

This is classic my friend. About as real as it gets.

Enjoyed this from start to finish.

Charlie


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Yeah, what a great band, and a great blues song, Tom. You sound like you belong on Alligator Records. Man, you mention so much good music in the lyrics, and your voice is just perfect for the genre. Those horns are awesome. Loops?!? Damn, that guitar sings sweet sounds in your hands. Way to tell your tele you missed her, and she says the feeling is mutual. Listened both on SoundCloud and your website to see which sound if any was better. Sorry, I got waaay too lost in the goodness to tell. I once formed a band called Blues' Branches because every song stems from The Blues.


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BB and Joe B... what's not to love about that?

Starts off full tilt right out of the gate and stays there.

Nice work on the horns.... I like this. Jukin tune.


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Tommy, I love the blues and this is some kick @ss blues

Outstanding vocal and axe work mixed like they should be for a blues song

You lead was just the right length

Your addition of BB's horn section was brilliant

You belong on Alligator records

Loved it


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Been TOO long since I heard a new Tommyad song!!!! Love this!!! Horns sound great, and guitar is EPIC!!!! Not to mention a super cool vocal!!!! I say Dump Her!!! Take care. Greg

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Cooking blues, Tom, really enjoyed it! Fun lyrics and good singing. Keep em coming like this one!


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Fun song, clever write!

Excellent guitar playing, and those horns sound excellent.

Love it!


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Originally Posted By: NigelSpiers
Hi Tom,

Yeah this right up my alley also - terrific blues!

I particularly liked your lead guitar work - smokin'

One comment re the Brass - you have a stab on beat 1 of bar 1 and that is cool. However typically you play/sing on bars 1 & 2 and the Brass replies on bars 3 & 4 and so on throughout each verse. This is particularly the case when playing lead guitar. Easy to change in your DAW if required.

Mix - I liked the upfront lead guitar and upfront vocals - this is how Blues are mixed.

Great work - look forward to the next one.

Best Regards
Nigel
Thanks for the compliments. Also I appreciate the tips on the horns, Tom

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Originally Posted By: rayc
BAM! Staright out of the traps.
Enjoyable rock n blues and I rather glad you didn't bow to convention.
"Livin' by the rules
Don't bring no crown jewels.
'Cos, no matter which beat
This vibe is my cup of meat."
Ray, thanks for giving it a spin. Glad you enjoyed it, Tom

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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Long, hot, driving solo's in a Tom Adams song.... What??? LOL

This is classic my friend. About as real as it gets.

Enjoyed this from start to finish.

Charlie
Charlie, Thanks your comments are always appreciated, Tom
Originally Posted By: BabuMusic
Yeah, what a great band, and a great blues song, Tom. You sound like you belong on Alligator Records. Man, you mention so much good music in the lyrics, and your voice is just perfect for the genre. Those horns are awesome. Loops?!? Damn, that guitar sings sweet sounds in your hands. Way to tell your tele you missed her, and she says the feeling is mutual. Listened both on SoundCloud and your website to see which sound if any was better. Sorry, I got waaay too lost in the goodness to tell. I once formed a band called Blues' Branches because every song stems from The Blues.
Marty, I was a big fan of Alligator. I had a bunch of their stuff. Bruce Iglauer made some coin off of me. Thanks for your nice comments. I'm glad you came around, Tom

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Wow that one hits you in the chest. Awesome tune Tommy. Guitar was exceptional. Loved the vocal and lyric. Boy your production gave the song a very cool live feel. Well done...


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Originally Posted By: Guitarhacker
BB and Joe B... what's not to love about that?

Starts off full tilt right out of the gate and stays there.

Nice work on the horns.... I like this. Jukin tune.
Herb, Thanks for checking in, Tom
Originally Posted By: MarioD
Tommy, I love the blues and this is some kick @ss blues

Outstanding vocal and axe work mixed like they should be for a blues song

You lead was just the right length

Your addition of BB's horn section was brilliant

You belong on Alligator records

Loved it
Thanks Mario, I appreciate it, Tom
Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Been TOO long since I heard a new Tommyad song!!!! Love this!!! Horns sound great, and guitar is EPIC!!!! Not to mention a super cool vocal!!!! I say Dump Her!!! Take care. Greg
Hey Greg, Thanks for all that. I hope you're doing well, Tom

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Some excellent blues, loved the overall vibe and the guitar playing throughout was hot and excellent.

The horns sound good and add a nice bit of spice.

The vocals are as usual top notch.

Peter

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Cooking blues, Tom, really enjoyed it! Fun lyrics and good singing. Keep em coming like this one!
TM, Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it, Tom

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This is great blues with great and fun lyrics.
And just the tempo I love most for a blues.

Don't worry about the solos, they're just part of a good blues.
And, this is a pretty good solo you delivered here.
Me likes a lot smile


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