Watch the I Need Help online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Authentic Blues Grooves You MUST Know
First recorded in 1963, Sonny Boy Williamson II's "Help Me" was clearly based on Booker T and the MG's Green Onion blues. In my 50 Eclectic Blues Licks course I show you how to play Sonny Boy's version which has a laid back swampy feel. This time around I borrowed Charlie Musslewhite's feel which is a little more straight and nasty. I really like both versions so learn them both! I dig the way Musslewhite chose to play up the b3rd (Bb) on this minor blues in between the riff. It's a bit tricky to nail as a single guitar player but well worth it. This version can be heard on his 1967 debut album called "Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musslewhite's Southside Band", an album I highly suggest checking out. I will say I am not sure why his name is spelled differently on that recording, Charley vs Charlie.