Watch the Hurricane Allman online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Lab: Blues Progressions
Throughout the course we've delved into many standard blues tunes and gave them the once over. There was Freddie Free ("Freddie Freeloader"), The Wes Coast ("West Coast Blues") as well as the immediate three we just went over. Of all of them no set of changes is more admired than the treatment T-Bone Walker's "Call it Stormy Monday" received courtesy of the Allman Brothers on their seminal live album, Live at Fillmore East. If you listen closely to Duane Allman (I mistakenly called out Greg in the video) as he introduces the tune he first credits the song incorrectly to Bobby Bland but then quickly makes good and cites T-Bone Walker. The reason is because the changes the Brother's are throwing at you in their version was never actually played by T-Bone Walker. The genesis of their changes was taken from a Bobby "Blue" Bland record that included "Stormy Monday" called Here's The Man (good lookin' out, guys!)
If you don't know this progression in this form already, drop everything and learn this from top to bottom. These changes are a lot of fun to comp as well as solo over and everyone truly digs them. While you're at it check out how Duane and Dickie Betts play the changes with the cleverly placed sliding 6ths and more--essential stuff!