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St. James Infirmary Blues

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I went down to St. James Infirmary,
Saw my baby there,
Stretched out on a long white table,
So cold, so sweet, so bare.
Let her go, let her go, God bless her,
Wherever she may be,
She can look this wide world over,
But she'll never find a sweet man like me.

Melody with Louis Armstrong Phrasing

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 16 reviews
by Joey Jones on
Great Blues you can use DVDS set.

Hi Robert
You are by far the best Teacher out there. Your playing is incredible. I was wondering if you have any lessons on Frank Marino's style. Also I can't find where to pick up some tabs on your site to go with the lessons. Thanks for everything.

by jeffrey m on
triplet lick

Robert, i get so much from your lessons. thank you very much and God Bless You Brother. I will be purchasing some lessons very soon!

Thanks Jeff!

by Dennis on
B7 Blues Tip

Thank you, thank you, thank you. What an outstanding lesson. I wish I had this one and the Blues Booster lessons years ago!!!

by Elusiverick on
7 STARS Awsomely Amazingly Generous.

Wishing I had 7 STARS for this marathon, it is exactly THIS broader, deeper knowledge that sets you apart & you keep on giving.
Sincerely hope your recovery is speedy, look after yourself, we need you !
Thanks once again Robert, warm regards from Melbourne, Australia.

by Alan Lord on
B7 Blues

Another excellent lesson and demonstration of how the blues should be played, from the best blues teacher (in my opinion) around!

by Jere Rosenberg on

Robert, I forgot my password.

by Mike Iris on
Funkey Blues in A

Great lesson Bob! Very useful and easy to follow. Could I get the Bass Tab for the lesson please?

Thanks so much.

Mike I

by Stephen on
Choice material!

Lovin' It! -- Nice job on a blues classic. If I didnt have a tin ear, I think I could pick it up on the tones alone...alas...any advice on training the ear? Thanks!

Ear training - make it part of your practice time to sing along to melodies, licks, solos, etc. The more you do this, the better your ear will become.

by Tony T on
Now I understand

Now I understand why you do not post tab all the time, I picked this lesson up by ear. And its awesome! your so cool man.

by Sonny Marcyan on
Slow 60 Blues

I love all your lessons and this slow 60 blues is a great package from rhythm to solos that helps me to put it all together in better understanding the blues. I prefer purchasing the package as I have little time to learn as I work so much so joining the membership is not so useful for me as much as the downloads are.

Thank You for all your dedicated work and lessons,

P.S. Would like to learn that turnaround in the SRV style triplet chord tone lick.

by Eddie Bray on

Hey Robert, Nice lick! Reminds me of a lick Scott Henderson uses; that is, starting off by stacking 5ths. Can't wait to sit down and get it under my fingers.

by jay on

excellent way of teaching , cool lick ,thanks Robert

by John on
a minor lick-golden nugget

Excellent lesson Robert, and I agree, it definitely has a Gary Moore sound to it.
Please do more of this kind of thing.
Thank You

by Alan Griffiths on
Traveling Country lick in 'D'

Wow, this is great Robert - you are very talented. Say - do I need to know my scales to play this successfully?
Alan G.

No, but it never hurts to know your scales! In fact, this lick can HELP you learn your scales. I certainly hope so.

by Jody on
Lick of the Week 12/13/2013

Cool lick! Smooth sound…

Happy Birthday Robert!



Thank you Jody!

by Mik Iris on
Country Bends Lick in D


Thank you so much for the lick.It is just what I'm looking for! Keep those great lessons comming!

Thanks so much

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