Watch the Mellow Out online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Authentic Blues Grooves You MUST Know
Yet another blues classic written by the amazing Willie Dixon, "Mellow Down Easy" was made famous by the immortal Little Walter. The drum feel is clearly borrowed from Louis Prima's swing classic "Sing, Sing, Sing" made most famous by Benny Goodman. Mellow starts with a repeated riff supporting the vocals then kicking into a full 12 bar swing blues for the solos. This is usually done on que on the bandstand and is my favorite way to play it. Please, as with all of these lessons, listen to the original recordings. It doesn't get any better.