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Thumbin’ A Ride


Overview


Here's quite an interesting song again from Robert Pete Williams, which displays his inventive fingerstyle playing alongside rhythmically intense backbeats. The main riff stays fairly steady, with a kind of counterpoint-like line, between the bottom string and the mid-range strings. During his solo parts, Robert Pete plays some favorite licks of his, jumping up to the top string and slowly making his way down the pentatonic scale until the lines are back to the main, accompanying riff.

Overall, it's another awesome selection from the Free Again album.

Workstation


Tuning
Standard — but each string detuned one half-step, so Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb
Capo Position

None

Song Lyrics

Wasn't able to find the lyrics online

Song History


Year of Recording

16 October 1960

Location

Baton Rouge, LA

Record Label

Fantasy F24716