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Wandering Blues


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johnwhitehead

 Genre: Bluegrass

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I wrote this ditty back on 2007 but never got around to recording 'til now. Used to play it out and it was fun to pick on. Not really Bluegrass, more of a Jimmie Rogers style Country Blues.
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Uploaded: Apr 21, 2013 - 02:01:58 PM
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2013 - 02:01:58 PM Last Played: Sep 26, 2017 - 02:58:50 PM
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Daugrin said 1695 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Wandering John
Thanks for this tune. The tradition is all here, Jimmie Rogers, yah, maybe some Hank... the famous Hay Ride vibe John. You got the pulse.

Daug
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Wandering
Thanks for the listen, Daug. "Hay Ride vibe..." I like that.
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papag said 1695 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
strings
sound so good on this one. nice n easy.

thanks for the download
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Strings
Trying to employ the KISS principle. Thanks for your comment.
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alackbass said 1695 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Wandering Blues
Downloaded and added to my expanding John Whitehead playlist!
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Blues
Thanks, Andrew!
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WharmtonRise said 1695 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Smooth
Tells it like it is. Great performance. Thanks for sharing and the D/L!
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Smooth
I appreciate the sentiment.Cheers.
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gadzooks said 1695 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Wandering Blues
This sounds real good ... roots music ... are you playing the mandolin? love that percussive off beat mando rhythm ... nice pickin' and your voice is warm and inviting. Great song!
SG
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Roots
Yeah, that's me on mando, both lead and rhythm "chop". It serves the function as the snare drum in a lot of bluegrass. Thanks for the listen, Stan
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Philip18 said 1695 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Wandering blues
I like the flow of this - rolls along beautifully. Traditional feel to the melody and chord changes which work well. Neat solos. Warm vocal. Fine work, John.
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Thanks
Rolling...along...that's what I'm after.Thanks for the comments, Phillip.
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PeterB7858 said 1695 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Wandering Blues
Nice blend of styles, John. It has such an authentic ring to it. Classy picking and some nice sympathy between the guitar and the mandolin. You welcoming vocals top things off. Much enjoyed. Regards, Peter.
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Pickin'
I appreciate the listen, Peter. Thanks for taking the time.
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jiguma said 1694 days ago (April 21st, 2013)
Excellent sound John
I really like the "real" sound you have put together here. "Real" in terms of the staging, but also in terms of "real" country blues. Love the picking and singing. Traditional tune with modern attention to detail in the sound. Very nice!
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Sound
I'm learning to hear the "sound"of a recording, and to strive for clarity,dynamic range and balance. Still have a lot to learn. But thanks for noticing!
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Moviz said 1694 days ago (April 22nd, 2013)
Oh this
is so nice, really nice and very 'pro'. Great airy feel and such a pleasant song pleasantly performed.... love the picking and playing and you have a really wholesome warm voice....... love it, just love it.... sorry I'm so late John, regards M
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
This
Appreciate the thoughts, Maurice. Much obliged.
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tempie said 1694 days ago (April 22nd, 2013)
Sweet
John Prine-ish. Man I love how you just effortlessly do this kind of tune. Not hiding behind anything. So jealous.
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Sweet
Probably listening to a lot of the same stuff Prine listened to. Love him so I'm heartened by the comparison. Thanks for the listen and comment, Craig.
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JBurns said 1694 days ago (April 22nd, 2013)
linger
Enjoyed it and lingered to listen to your wandering, thx
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Linger
Thanks! See you down the road.
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Ed Hannifin said 1694 days ago (April 22nd, 2013)
Relaxed and in the pocket vibe...
Deceptively tight, too. The phrasing on your singing and the phrasing on the guitar and mandolin playing are just right...

Nice clean recording and mix. Nothing cluttered, nothing empty... Nice upright sounding bass, too... Could go with maybe a dB more of the bass, but it's the perfect pulse...
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Vibe
Thanks, Ed. I'm trying to more conscious of phrasing. It's such an important tool. Especially if you're not a virtuoso player. So much can be accomplished with the right phrasing--often the notes you leave out.
Thanks for the listen and always thoughtful comments
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crissew said 1693 days ago (April 23rd, 2013)
Great rustic feel
One of the best vocals I have heard you do on a side note.
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Rustic
Appreciate the thought. Thanks for listening.
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Bob Rodgers said 1693 days ago (April 23rd, 2013)
A
wonderful performance and a great song John.
I really like the melody, great lyrics and a fine vocal performance. Instrumentation sounds superb, very much enjoyed!
Thanks.

Bob
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
A....
I'm so clad you liked it, Bob. It's one of my wife's favorites of the tunes I've written. I like it, too, so it's a "keeper".
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TobinMueller said 1692 days ago (April 23rd, 2013)
Classic
Fabulous. So easy, authentic, delightful. Man, this is good.
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Classic
Very kind of you, Tobin. Great to see your face again. You bring great warmth and intelligence to the site.
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Franciscus_Henri said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
wandering blues
Thanks John...Just a delightfull sound.
A CELEBRATION!
johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Celebration
What a lovely comment. Thank you, Franciscus.
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DWL said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Always quality!
Loved it John!

Thanks

Dick
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Always
Great to see you, Dick. Thanks for the attaboy! Cheers.
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Parichayaka said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Puts a smile on your face
Such an enjoyable track! Clean recording, upbeat songwriting, confident, relaxed vocals and such a light, transparent mix to bring it all home (pun intended).
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Smile
I appreciate your comments...and learn something from the various distinctions you point out. Much obliged.
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magnatone said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
Wandering Blues
i don't think you've ever posted anything i haven't loved! instand D/L and thank you very much sir!
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johnwhitehead said 1692 days ago (April 24th, 2013)
D/L
That's very sweet of you to say, Karen. And right back atchya! Thanks for the listen and comment.
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TvRicky said 1690 days ago (April 26th, 2013)
Hobo Blues
Reminds of the open rail cars and the big carrots and vegetables we used to feast on in the 50's...Today of me has provided a very nostalgic listening experience..must be MacJammers opening up....Feelings of life!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Char said 1690 days ago (April 26th, 2013)
Has a
classic sound. Just about perfect. Thanks.
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Sigmund said 1688 days ago (April 27th, 2013)
Wandering Blues
Nice stuff - pretty authentic americana here - and it's just plain old fun to listen to - thanks!
Sig
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paul f. page said 1687 days ago (April 29th, 2013)
What a delightful song
I love the way this is written (form) and the arrangement is perfect for the style of the number. Your pickin' is so delightful and so perfectly accurate and controlled. And your voice is so well-suited for delivering this kind of narrative, too. The whole thing just feels so comfortable that I couldn't help myself but give it a second listen right away.
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apb said 1681 days ago (May 5th, 2013)
Top notch
very well recorded John... and performed. Very clear- and I liked the stereo field placement/inter-play with the mandolin and guitar. Tidy little country/blues number, quite light and jolly for wanderin' blues- gives a sense of enjoying the freedom of the road.
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pablatone said 1671 days ago (May 14th, 2013)
very cool...
Nice layers, is that a uke? Nope that's a mando. Really sweet tune John, thanks for posting.
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Jarvoid said 1659 days ago (May 27th, 2013)
nicely spaced
and well played......on everything !
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Llarion said 1627 days ago (June 27th, 2013)
Lovely down home fun!
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1627 days ago (June 28th, 2013)
wnadering blues
authentic sounding bit of tuneage. well played. trad stuff.
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Relic67 said 1592 days ago (August 2nd, 2013)
wandering
guitar and mando excellently played and recorded.
That must be one sweet guitar if it sounds that good in person.
Singing also very impressive, it all exudes a natural-sounding musicality and joyful vibe. applause!

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bronco said 1261 days ago (June 29th, 2014)
Oh Yeah
Don't think I have heard your music before. That's my loss. This is great, my cup of tea for sure. I love new grass, folk and this is definitely in that genre. We have a hero in common, Doc Watson. I would have never played guitar if it wasn't for Doc. What an inspiration. You have obviously learned your lessons well.
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Ace-T said 1213 days ago (August 16th, 2014)
Great song
A great traditional - makes me we want to hit the road and travel careless around the world searching for music.
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scaustrita said 1179 days ago (September 18th, 2014)
Wandering
Luv the story

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