Watch the House Cats online guitar lesson by BJ Baartmans from Slapback, Billy & Twang Guidebook
A free take on "Hit the Road Jack" and "Stray Cat Strut". I was completely knocked out and still am hearing Brian Setzer's "Stray Cat Strut" in the early 80's. The tone of the big Gretsch guitar, the minor swing riffs, the whole vibe of the song. I spent hours trying to figure out what he was playing. By the time I sort of got it, I realized that I needed to dig deeper to truly understand what it was all about. Little did I know at the time of jazz guitar, big band chords, or tape echo. I've recorded this tune in the key of F minor. Not the easiest one, but it gives you some very cool harmonic open string options.