Watch the The Genius online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Blues Guitar Greatest Hits - Vol. 4
The Genius is a video guitar lesson presented by David Hamburger and is sourced from Blues Alchemy: Post-War
When I was in college, I picked up a copy of Ray Charles’ 1959 LP The Genius of Ray Charles
, mostly because the band featured musicians from both the Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands. The second side turned out to be all string arrangements, which at the time I found to be corny in the extreme. A few years later however, I gave side 2 another listen and discovered, among other things, the impossibly hip “You Won’t Let Me Go”, strings and all. It’s a great example of an eight bar blues in this style.