So Resa posted some photos of a great mural of a Great Blue Heron. Now, I love me those great blues, so I had to comment about it. And, of course, talking about “those blues”, the subject of The Blues came up. So, after some discussion, I knew I had to play Resa some blues.
Without further discussion, here is The Great Blue’s Blues:
Yeah, a real quick job, down and dirty (hey, it’s the blues ;) ) but I hope a lot of fun.
OK, typically when I do the blues, I do something a little closer to either Boogie Woggie or early Rock (think Jerry Lee Lewis. Hmm, maybe think ELP Tiger in a Spotlight… (this link is actually Rick Wakeman playing!)). Doing this type of blues was a little different for me.
I was also doing an experiment with recording. I picked up a few new tools to test.
(Oh, I did a second song, very different, as part of this series. See Her Heartbreak.)
OK, for those who want to know – the drums were the stock “Groove Agent” in Cubase. Pretty simple. The “organ” was my Sequential Prophet Rev 2. Yep, an analog polysynth. All other sounds (other than my voice and the paper crinkling in my hand) came from the Behringer Poly D (minimoog clone). That is the bass, the “horns”, the leads, the solo, and the extra sounds in the middle section. OK, there was a little bit of Behringer 2600 Gray Meanie mixed into the bass lines and the sounds of the middle section, but not much.
And, of course, those are photos I took over the years. I love me those great blues…
Hope you had fun!