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    Posted: December 31 2017 at 9:30pm
Been pondering, ruminating and decided that I would vent a little among friends...usually a safe bet. Even if they tell me I am all screwed up, they do it with love.

Happened again. At a Christmas party a couple weeks ago we were pickin' and grinin' in the wee hours.  Came my turn and I started a song. This loud guy who plays and had kind of been dominating the night with his country favorites (OK with me) jumped in loudly and said "THAT IS NOT HOW IT GOES".  OK, we did it his way...right off the radio version.  Later song, same-o same-o from his buddy.  This time I said the song was more than 75 years old and had been done a lot of ways.  "Nope"  xxxx did it in the 60s like this....and off we go again.  So, I am tired of either accepting or debating "How It Goes" "Too Fast"  "Too Slow" with people who have only experienced one version, one artist, one generation/genre of a song.  So, I will burden my friends with some points in fact here.  Opinions as to whether there is a "right" in music are welcome.  You won't change my friggin' mind, but opinions are welcome anyway LOL  Remember, it is not about which you like best it's about whether there is a single RIGHT WAY.  





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Well, of course the Doc Watson version is the best, but whoever is doing it at the time is the version that they do.  A person should do a song the way they want to do it.
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Funny, I researched this a few years back. I like all of the versions you posted, but really like Doc Watsons. I downloaded maybe a dozen versions of this and found that the most Boomers play it like the Animals. Pink Floyd, Jimmy Hendrix, the Doors, Led Zeplin, even Steppenwolf all sound alike. Deep Purple did a rockin' version I liked. I used to play this with my buddies Bake and Oscar in college, we speeded it up about 5X. Still my favorite way to play it.    I like this one too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li0IjE92YK0
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Getting 404 file error on that link.  I also drilled down on several other songs, mostly recorded by Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly) and some written by him. Then let google provide me with other artist doing the same song.  Results were like Rising Sun, various speeds, styles, uses of minor or major substitutes.  BTW, I'm sure you listened to Irene Goodnight by quartets etc over the years.  Then there is Leadbelly's recording.  Same song but definitely different in Delta Blues!  
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Well ... someone leads a song, then its theirs. They can play any version they want. And it would be totally rude to interrupt them and try to change what they're doing.

Having said that, in a jam situation its usually best to play the most common or well known version of a song so that people will know it and can play along. If we're just talking tempo and style, then any decent player should be able to adjust. It gets harder of we're talking about alternate chord progressions.

As in any social situation, the general rule is don't be rude. If someone wants to play your favorite song in a completely different way that offends you, or that you can't figure out, then just lay out. Be cool.

My opinion ... don't invite that guy back Big smile


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