A backing track based on Spoonful by Howlin’ Wolf (written by Willie Dixon). Spoonful may be one of my all time favorites as Hubert Sumlin just rips on guitar. I wanted my own backing tracking to jam over so, I made one. Enjoy!
This backing track is Inspired by the song “Oh, Pretty Woman” made famous by Albert King on his album, “Born Under a Bad Sign.” If you don’t already own his album do yourself a favor and buy it right away.
The original song doesn’t follow a standard blues structure and the verses run different lengths. I wanted to make this backing track as easy to solo over as possible so I restructured it into the standard 12 bar format.
I wanted to make a really light, bouncy and almost silly blues backing track to show that blues isn’t only about feeling blue, but sometimes is about taking your blues away. This one cheers me up every time. Also, in the middle I pull way back in volume so you can do the same, we get to build and then come out hard at the end. I love the dynamic playing from artists like Buddy Guy who will bring the band back to a whisper and then bring everything to a roaring head. I think dynamics in playing is something a lot of people forget about, so this is a good chance to experiment with that.