In the liner notes to the Jones compilation Anniversary — 10 Years of Hits , producer Billy Sherrill states that he was unhappy with the performance on the song, feeling that Jones over-sang it, an example of "George Jones trying to sound like George Jones" Jones agreed with this assessment in a Billboard interview.
Sherrill employed his most contemporary production yet on Bartender's Blues , actually verging on soft rock in some places. While praising Jones's singing, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic laments the dated production "soft rock with its electric pianos" but cites the main flaw as "its uneven material. Apart from the excellent weeper 'I'll Just Take It Out in Love,' the strongest song is the title track, which is James Taylor's impression of what life in a honky tonk must be.
Despite the occasional weak song, Jones gives it his all throughout the record, which by and large keeps the album entertaining. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article does not cite any sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Great Balls of Fire not 12 bar, but those 3 chorder things like that work too. If the things are already up-tempo, kind of a good Texas Shuffle or a "Jump Blues" kind of thing like the video above , that's great.
Sometimes once you hear a song in one form especially if you've heard it for years it's hard to get away from the way you know it. I'm looking for things like Shake Rattle and Roll that I can just "rock up" a bit. Shoot me some suggestions please - more Elvis and 50s cats, Beatles, Stones, "classic rock" that were in that "Call Me the Breeze" vein, and anything newerish I'll probably do "Keep Your Hands to Yourself" for example.
TIA Steve. Messages 2, Something from Dave Edmunds? Maybe his version of Chuck Berrry's "Let it Rock" "in the heat of the day down in Mobile Alabama working on the railroad with a steel driving hammer. I like the Dead version from Steal Your Face too. Don P. Silver Supporting Member. Messages 3, Messages 6, Just about the entire Bob Segar catalog fits the bill, ironically enough.
Messages 27, Yer Blues Member. Messages 8, I'm not sure if they exactly fit your criteria Yer Blues said:. Turi Member. Messages 9, Any rock'n'roll song from back then, my band pretty much does this exclusively.
We do blues and rockabilly, but everything winds up being pretty much blues-rock because the blues is too slow and everybody goes home, and the rockabilly sounds better being rocked up a bit for me, anyway, I don't sound half as good as the originals though.
Here's a few to get you started, I realise you've already mentioned some of these but whatever. GulfportBound Member. OK, this one's only an eight-bar, but you could have some fun with it. James Taylor's recording reached 88 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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