Watch the Breakdown 15 - 23 online guitar lesson by Tim Sparks from Roots, Rags & Blues

A few years ago I heard Roy Bookbinder play this piece when I was teaching at an IGS Seminar and later was inspired to work up some variations of Willie Brown's motifs while borrowing riffs from the likes of Scrapper Blackwell and Brownie McGhee. I opted to develop an instrumental solo which over time grew more and more riffs to result in the version shown in this lesson and tab. You can learn the entire arrangement and play it as a set piece or freely cannibalize and morph to reflect your own unique style.