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Stefan Grossman Instructional - 3 CD Combo

 
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  • Stefan Grossman Instructional - 3 CD Combo
    Hard Copy    $38.00  Item Number:  Stefan Instruct


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    Country Blues Guitar Festival:

    “Besides being one of the most talented blues guitarists living today Stefan Grossman is also lucky. His luck is combined with a self-determined will to understand, master, and then teach and describe to others, the music that he has learnt first hand from such legendary bluesmen as Skip James, Son House, Fred McDowell, Mississippi John Hurt, Bukka White, Mance Lipscomb and Rev. Gary Davis. His luck helped him to be in the right place at the right time.

    But Stefan is unique in another way. Most authors of guitar instruction books can write but are rarely excellent musicians and performers in their own right. Stefan is beyond doubt one of the finest acoustic guitar players performing and recording today. His tours take him throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, South America and the United States. His concerts span a wide spectrum of music. His career has developed in two distinct directions at the same time. Sometimes these roads cross but always they seem to complement each other. What he discovers as a musician he is open to demonstrate and explain as a teacher. 

    The tunes on this CD were recorded in 1977 in London, England and first appeared on two Kicking Mule albums. This is the music that Stefan loves the most: the Country Blues. It was his first love and is still the music that he is most enthused about. Stefan concentrates on the guitar playing along with his close comrade in arms, Sam Mitchell. The singing is left to several friends: Jo Ann Kelly and Mike Cooper. 

    I think the combination of all these elements has produced an album of country blues unsurpassed. I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I have. Plus Stefan has prepared a tab/music booklet that appears on this enhanced CD as PDF files.” 
    Enjoy,
    ED Denson

    Track Listing: (click on tracks for mp3 sound samples)
    1. Special Rider Blues 
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar 

    2. Pallet On Your Floor 
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar
     2nd guitar: Sam Mitchell 

    3. One Kind Favor 
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal 
     Stefan Grossman - Bottleneck Guitar

    4. Hollerin' for My Crow Jane 
     Mike Cooper - Vocal and 2nd Guitar
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    5. Hard Time Killin' Floor 
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    6. If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar 

    7. Ragtime Mama Blues
     Sam Mitchell - Slide Guitar
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    8. Someday Baby 
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal 
     Stefan Grossman - Bottleneck Guitar

    9. Weeping Willow
     Mike Cooper - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    10. Brownsville Blues 
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Bottleneck Guitar

    11. Man Of My Own
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Sam Mitchell - Slide Guitar
     Stefan Grossman - Twelve String Guitar

    12. Rainy Day Blues  
     Sam Mitchell - Vocal, Twelve String Slide Guitar
    13. Strange City Streets
     Mike Cooper - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    14. Easy Street
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Sam Mitchell - Mandolin
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    15. Nobody's Fault But Mine 
     Sam Mitchell - Vocal, Twelve String Slide Guitar
    16. Come Back Baby
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    17. Moon Goin' Down  
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Sam Mitchell - Guitar
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    18. Motherless Children 
     Sam Mitchell - Vocal, Twelve String Slide Guitar
    19. Wake Up Mama
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Bottleneck Guitar

    20. Mourning Music 
     Mike Cooper - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman -Guitar

    21. Pallet On Your Floor
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Sam Mitchell -Slide Guitar
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    22. Jubilee Jamboree  
     Sam Mitchell - Slide Guitar
     Stefan Grossman - Guitar

    23. Good Morning Little Schoolboy  
     Jo Ann Kelly - Vocal
     Stefan Grossman - Bottleneck Guitar

    All tunes are included in the tab/music PDF booklet on this CD.You will need Adobe Acrobat (a free download) to open and print this file from your computer.




    How To Play Ragtime Guitar:

    This album was original recorded and released in 1973. This is the first time it is available in CD format. The eighteen selections played by myself and Ton Van Bergeyk show a wide cross-section of ragtime possibilities. These range from classic rags to ragtime songs to ragtime dances to the ragtime guitar styles of Blind Blake and Rev. Davis. The concept of this project hopefully combines an enjoyable listening experience with instructional information for guitarists. Detailed notes on each tune is presented in the 8 page insert booklet. A 48 page tab/music book with transcriptions for all the tunes is on this enhanced CD as a PDF file. 

    Track Listing: (click on tracks for mp3 sound samples)

    1. Struttin' Rag

    2. Blake's Breakdown

    3. Kinklets-Two Step

    4. Little Boy Little Boy Who Made Your Britches

    5. Haag City Dance

    6. See That Girl Sitting on the Fence

    7. Georgia Camp Meeting

    8. Bill Bailey

    9. Hard Hearted Hannah

    10. St. Louis Tickle

    11. Twelve Sticks

    12. Powder Rag

    13. A Salty Dog Rag

    14. Ton of Blues

    15. Sister Kate's Syncopated Dance

    16. Slippin' 'til My Gal Comes in Partner

    17. Jealous

    18. Franklin Blues




    My Creole Belle:

    This solo guitar album by Stefan Grossman was first released in 1976. This is the first time it is available on an enhanced CD. The songs recorded have either been composed or greatly influenced by Black musicians from the early 1900s. Stefan has always been amazed about this period of music and how relevant it still is. You cannot escape its influence on today's rock and pop music. One is always confronted by these Black echoes and roots. Likewise the guitar techniques that 20th century Black musicians used are inescapable in today's recorded and performed music.

    Track Listing(click on tracks for mp3 sound samples)
    1. Tribute to Blind Lemon *
    2. Oh Babe, Ain't No Lie *
    3. Mabel's Dream *
    4. Heliotrope Bouquet *
    5. Turn Your Money Green *
    6. John Henry
    7. Glory of Love *
    8. Medley: My Creole Belle */Katz Rag *
    9. The Entertainer *
    10. Down South Blues
    11. Mississippi Swamp March Number Two *
    Those tunes marked with a star (*) are included in the tab/music PDF booklet on this CD.You will need Adobe Acrobat (a free download) to open and print this file from your computer.

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