Watch the Frankie & Lucie online guitar lesson by Richard Van Bergen from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know
This lick takes us to Texas, where we dig into the style of Frankie Lee Sims. Frankie was Lightnin’ Hopkin’s cousin. His music was down-home, basic and raunchy. Often with just guitar and drums. This lick is based on the groove of 'Lucy Mae Blues', which he recorded in 1953. It became a regional hit. The pattern Frankie plays is quit unique. Over the years I listened to thousands of records, but never heared a blues shuffle played like this! We’re in the key of E.