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Re: Sunday Artist & Song Showcase, Sunday, May 10, 2020
Thanks Ken, the Joe Bonomassa performance is clearer to me than the original Muddy Waters version, although once I hear Bonomassa I can hear the changes in Waters. So it is a standard 12 bar blues, but drops the second two beats of the eighth bar. Bonomassa also drops those two beats. So it is 4 bars I, 2 bars IV, 1 1/2 bars I, 1 bar V, 1 bar IV, 2 bars I. I'm sure people have studied this kind of thing that pervades the original blues performances and always takes me by surprise. I find them very difficult to "hear", they just never feel natural to me.