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One of my favorite lessons of the past few years (not here) – this is Arthur Smith’s Guitar Boogie, written in 1945(!) and performed countless times since. This take is called the Vegas Boogie, and that’s the lesson I studied.
I recorded it at only 90% of original – this is a Boogie after all – and I was sweating for a while. Pretty quick, so there’s some clinkers. You can see near the end I looked at the track and realized we were almost through – finally let a smile break out. This really is fun to play.
We took the Tele back to the fifties – imagine an original Broadcaster. It was mic’d about 5 feet away, totally by accident, I just forgot about it in setting up the video. So you get a big room echo, sort of like a garage, or even better, a shot and a beer saloon where you’re playing for tips. I didn’t re-take cause it sounded like a place I’d like to be. Any Pittsburgh guys aut there?
The Vegas Boogie – here ya go . . .
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