Wednesday, April 10, 2019

"COME ON PT 1 & 2" EARL KING IMPERIAL 45 X 5713 P 1960 USA

This is the easy one. Chronologically, it lines up perfectly. (1960, when Jimi was still a teenager.) Big clue! Jimi covered the song! Played it pretty straight too; played it like Earl had played it for the record.

Stylistically, this could very well be where Jimi found his preference for playing with a pick, and his heavy pick attack. Earl also likes to mix chords with lead lines, a technique that Jimi used all of his life. So yeah, I'm thinking that Jimi loved Earl King, and practiced by playing his songs.

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