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One of my favorite blues tunes is "It Hurts Me Too" made famous by Elmore James, a blues staple. It's an eight bar blues progression and definitely one you should know, in fact I put it in my Blues Guitar Fakebook: Rhythm Vol. 2 that you should rush immediately to purchase from my website JeffMcErlain.com. ;-]

In terms of performance, it's great to have an eight bar blues in your repertoire as it can break up an evening of blues music by adding some variety. Other famous eight bar blues tunes are "Key to the Highway", "Someday After a While", and "Need Your Love So Bad". What I like about the song is that it can be performed on two different levels, the chords can be played all as straight triads, or we can dig deeper into the chord progression and spice it up a bit.