Boogie In The Belfry

Boogie In The Belfry

1B King's picture



Liner Notes: 

I started playing around with open tunings a few months ago in an attempt to find something fun on my lap steel. Instead I tuned my recently acquired '65 Stella to an open D and discovered a whole new world of possibilities. This is just one of the fun bits that I found.

It started out innocently enough, but being the somewhat unorthodox person that I am, I recorded this using a Tascam DR-07 Mk II and my iPhone. Well that was all well and good, but the gas attack earlier this year had not subsided and I found an Epiphone Custom Shop SG in my hands, so I decided to dirty it up a bit.

As usual, things that happen in the belfry rarely stay there, so here it is.

Stella D, A, D, Gb, A, D
SG Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb


(no, but there was bourbon)

©2018 1B King

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Super sounds! Gotta love where that open tuning took you. Rich and bluesy, with dirt and swagger with that electric. Yeah that's cool.

corinne54's picture

Funky groovy! Nice improvisational playing and riffs.

Chip Withrow's picture

Well, that's super cool! Great to hear you again.
A good early morning listen! The lead line is slippery and psychedelic. The rhythm playing would work on its own as an instrumental. Good one!

Fuzzy's picture

Well that rhythm track was great, and then the lead line came in and made it that much better!
I bet this would make a great roadtrip tune, cruisin down the highway with the windows down.
Really great work!

standup's picture

The acoustic sounds great, very detailed. And I love the dark tone of the electric, nice juxtaposition.

tamsnumber4's picture

Love that bluesy melody and how you play over it, that sound over blues really makes the melody more funky, this is fun to listen to and I like your bourbon inspirations!

AprilM's picture

I found this on the jukebox. This is a song that sounds amazing on headphones! It's also a song I'll come back to again and again. Love the melody, it's got that dirty guitar feeling, which I absolutely love.