Watch the Gate's Girl online guitar lesson by Corey Congilio from Essentials: Texas Blues Solos
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was one of the "swinginest" bluesmen of all time. I was really taken by his playing when I saw him open for Clapton many years ago. I loved how he put just the right amount of jazziness in his playing. I used a tune called "I Want You For My Girlfriend" for this solo. First, I wanted to literally transcribe the melody of the tune so that you could use this as a real life example of what you might do when soloing after a melody of an instrumental tune.