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This is another Frankie Lee Sims lick. It is based on the accompaniment of his song 'Walkin’ With Frankie'. We’re in the key of A and play on the I chord only. Its rhythm reminds me of rockabilly. On the original recording the drummer is beatin’ on the edge of the drums instead of the head. Rockabilly started when white country musicians mixed their style with influences from black music. Especially blues and R&R. Maybe in this case it’s the other way around and was Frankie influenced by what he heard them white cats play! I’ll show you the basic groove and the instrumental part between the verses.