Thumbin’ A Ride

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Here's quite an interesting song again from Robert Pete Williams, which displays his inventive fingerstyle playing alongside rhythmically intense backbeats. The main riff stays fairly steady, with a kind of counterpoint-like line, between the bottom string and the mid-range strings. During his solo parts, Robert Pete plays some favorite licks of his, jumping up to the top string and slowly making his way down the pentatonic scale until the lines are back to the main, accompanying riff.

Overall, it's another awesome selection from the Free Again album.

Year of Recording
16 October 1960
Baton Rouge, LA
Record Label
Fantasy F24716