Jump to content

Hey Guest,

Check out the latest blog post and tell us why you want to play guitar.

 

Article Image_  WHY DO YOU PLAY_.jpg

Steve Krenz Steve Krenz
WHAT'S GOING ON THIS MONTH
  • This Month's Live Streaming Guitar Lessons: TUESDAY JANUARY 14TH - BLUES and JAZZ GUITAR WITH ALBERTO LOMBARDI. Alberto is one of Italy's great guitarists, versatile in a variety of styles. He will be showing some great insights into his Blues and Jazz playing. TUESDAY JANUARY 28TH - STARTING OFF RIGHT WITH GREG VOROS. Master Guitar Tech, Greg Voros, stops by to talk about getting your guitar ready to play. PLUS we'll be giving some great tips for starting your guitar learning journey right so that you make the most progress quickly. Watch LIVE on our Guitar Gathering YouTube Channel. It's going to be a great month! Learn all you can!
Sign in to follow this  
Triple-o

Sweet Home Chicago

Recommended Posts

I’ve been working on the rhythm for this song as part of new material  I added to the Blues Course.  It got me thinking about the song and it’s lyrics. There seems to be a lot of questions about the song and it’s lyrics. It seems that Port Chicago in California might be the Chicago referenced in the lyrics and not the Windy City.

The book I added to session 1 is Hal Leonard’s “Blues Guitar.”

Edited by Triple-o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Dave White said:

That song definitely has some confusing lyrics. Check out the following Wikipedia entry:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Home_Chicago

Yes, there is.  Confusion that is.  I have always just assumed it was a reference about Chicago and came about as a result of the exodus of people, including blues guys like Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy, from the delta south to Chicago looking for jobs.  I further thought it came about the same time.  It really represented Chicago blues to me.

I never realized it was written by Robert Johnson long before this migration.

Thanks a lot @Triple-o and @Dave White  (for confusing me😉)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/28/2019 at 8:38 AM, Triple-o said:

The book I added to session 1 is Hal Leonard’s “Blues Guitar.”

Which Hal Leonard "Blues Guitar"?  There are so many of them.  I have Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar by Bob Margolin that looks really good and I hope to start in the very near future:00121575FCz.thumb.jpg.8678dd2fac1091b4a911c877b7a5aa64.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More

About us

Guitar Gathering is a community of guitar lovers of all types and skill levels.  This is a place of learning, support and encouragement.  We are unapologetically positive.

If you've come here to gripe, demean others or talk politics then this isn't the place for you.

But if you've come to talk guitars, ask questions and learn from professionals and guitar learners from all over the world then come on in!

Get in touch

Follow us

facebook feed

Recent tweets

×
×
  • Create New...