Watch the Goin' Gone online guitar lesson by Joe Deloro from Blues Rock Road Trip 2

This lesson's based on a couple of classic Blues influences. First up is Dr. Ross's, Cat's Squirrel, and next is John Lee Hooker's, Baby, Please Don't Go. In their early days, “Dr.” Isaiah Ross was a younger contemporary of John Lee Hooker’s. Later, they moved north from Tennessee to Michigan and found day gigs in the auto industry. Hooker settled in Detroit, and Ross in Flint.


Both men specialized in Mississippi Delta juke boogie, but their sound's were quite different. Dr. Ross used a self-contained one-man-band set-up. That is, he typically sang and accompanying himself on bass drum, hi-hat, harmonica, and guitar, like Jesse Fuller (San Francisco Bay Blues). Hooker took a different approach, and relied on vocals and guitar alone at most live gigs in his early days. The backing track is based on E7, A, G, B7, and E7.