Mudcat Café message #2130458 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104139   Message #2130458
Posted By: GUEST,Jim
21-Aug-07 - 12:29 PM
Thread Name: Happy Blues
Subject: RE: Happy Blues
I'd agree that Key To The Highway, Trouble In Mind and I ain't Got No Honey Baby Now are all blues, even though they're 8-bars, but they SOUND like blues, while the ones I mentioned above don't. The same exact accompaniment for They're Red Hot can be used for Arlo's Alice's Restaurant, John Hartford's Boogie, Pink Anderson's Bring It On Down, and the western swing tune You Can't Tame Wild Women. With a few chord changes in the bridge, it works for Jada too. None of these sound very bluesey to me.