REQ: Truefire Van Bergen's Down Home Boogie & Blues Guidebook
The down home country blues grooves pioneered by legendary pre-war blues artists will live on forever, both in their original form and as the foundation for more contemporary blues grooves. Richard van Bergen’s Down Home Boogie & Blues Guidebook will take you on a learning journey through a versatile collection of swamp pop, boogie-woogie, rhythm & blues, and early Chicago blues grooves.
”There's nothing more exciting and sexy as a stripped down boogie groove as played by John Lee Hooker, RL Burnside or Fred McDowell. Just a man and his guitar could set fire to a Mississippi juke-joint and make people holler, stomp their feet and dance till the break of dawn.
Blues can be haunting, emotional and strictly personal - just listen to recordings by Skip James or Blind Willie Johnson. But these bluesmen had a broad repertoire to choose from. And when it came to playing the Saturday night fish fry or any kind of party down south, it was dance music. It was boogie time!”
You’ll learn to play in the style of the blues artists who pioneered the evolution of pre-war country blues in swampy Louisiana to the electric blues explosion that followed in the smoky blues clubs of Chicago, Houston, and Detroit.