Jockey Full of Bourbon

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JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1327
I suspect there's been a ton of these threads over the years but what the hey: it's 2018, kids!  Let's share the funk!

Having spent the last couple of weeks on Angus Young I fancied a change, so we have the most excellent Marc Ribot playing on Tom Waits' 'Jockey Full of Bourbon'.  If anyone has learned this I'd love to chew the fat and discuss...

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  • DrCorneliusDrCornelius Frets: 842
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  • mistercharliemistercharlie Frets: 316
    Right now I’m learning Marc Ribot’s solo on the live version of Telephone Call from Istanbul. His work with Tom Waits is fantastic. Part old-timey carnival, part Arabic.

    It also seems like there’s nothing to it, until you play the parts that is. They sound so simple, but they have some really neat rhythms that are so musical and catchy. This will sound odd, but in that respect he reminds me of Mark Knopfler—solos and melodies based on chords, with inventive rhythms. 

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  • LebarqueLebarque Frets: 792
    Yep, we did a cover of Bourbon once. Great song and great fun to play.
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  • Right now I’m learning Marc Ribot’s solo on the live version of Telephone Call from Istanbul. His work with Tom Waits is fantastic. Part old-timey carnival, part Arabic.

    It also seems like there’s nothing to it, until you play the parts that is. They sound so simple, but they have some really neat rhythms that are so musical and catchy. This will sound odd, but in that respect he reminds me of Mark Knopfler—solos and melodies based on chords, with inventive rhythms. 

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    What a great guitar sound! Is that a Selmer TnB?
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  • mistercharliemistercharlie Frets: 316
    He goes through his his gear in another video. It’s a 1484 Silvertone, and a couple of Strymon pedals. 
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1327
    Right now I’m learning Marc Ribot’s solo on the live version of Telephone Call from Istanbul. His work with Tom Waits is fantastic. Part old-timey carnival, part Arabic.

    It also seems like there’s nothing to it, until you play the parts that is. They sound so simple, but they have some really neat rhythms that are so musical and catchy. This will sound odd, but in that respect he reminds me of Mark Knopfler—solos and melodies based on chords, with inventive rhythms. 

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    That is all kinds of super cool. Bits of Django in there. Bits of all sorts. Think Marc Ribot is gonna be my new guitar obsession.
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  • Love jockey full of bourbon and telephone call from Istanbul, but my personal favourite bits of Ribot's work with Waits are on the Real Gone album. Especially Hoist That Rag and Make It Rain.




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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1327
    Great lesson here.  So what is this?  E harmonic minor, with variations (I stress I know eff all of theory, just trying to figure out where to start...)





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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 2637
    Ribot is a huge fan of Arsenio Rodriguez.
    If you play along to Cuban music, add some skronk blues and a bit of chromaticism you can get where he's coming from on Rain Dogs. I also like the stuff he does on the Raising Sand album.
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  • DottoreDottore Frets: 51
    Eric Haugen is great. His musical taste is impeccable (to me, anyway) and he has a very easy and approachable manner. Triffic guitar player as well.

    You need an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.

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  • mistercharliemistercharlie Frets: 316
    Dottore said:
    Eric Haugen is great. His musical taste is impeccable (to me, anyway) and he has a very easy and approachable manner. Triffic guitar player as well.
    His “play it 3 times, slower each time” demo method is great, too. Easily the best way (for me anyway) to get a song quickly.
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  • JerkMoansJerkMoans Frets: 1327
    Well Ribot / Haugen fans, now I’ve more or less nailed ‘Jockey’, here’s the next challenge I’ve set myself... Anyone else had a crack?

    https://youtu.be/vym6JjgmPxY

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  • meltedbuzzboxmeltedbuzzbox Frets: 7110
    Right now I’m learning Marc Ribot’s solo on the live version of Telephone Call from Istanbul. His work with Tom Waits is fantastic. Part old-timey carnival, part Arabic.

    It also seems like there’s nothing to it, until you play the parts that is. They sound so simple, but they have some really neat rhythms that are so musical and catchy. This will sound odd, but in that respect he reminds me of Mark Knopfler—solos and melodies based on chords, with inventive rhythms. 

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  • Matt_McGMatt_McG Frets: 59
    Huge Ribot fan, although he's one of those players where for every three tracks I love, there's one or two I really don't.

    My favourite of his solo project tracks, is maybe:




    His playing with John Zorn's Electric Masada is also so good. He manages to channel his own thing, but also bits of funk, and bits of McLaughlin's Bitches Brew/In A Silent Way style.





    I can't find the right version of some of the tunes that are on the Electric Masada 50th anniversary live album on Youtube, though. But those two are a pretty good taste. 
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  • GrangousierGrangousier Frets: 118
    For some reason I'd not absorbed that it was him on the Masada project, though... obviously. He's fantastic - I was listening to Cubanos Postizos a lot a couple of weeks ago and spent some time trying to write Amplifire patches that sound like his more fucked-up sounds. With little success, but it was fun. 
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