One of the things that I thought would be nice to do with this blog space is to do some real simple recordings of tunes I like. These are tunes that I did not write but play frequently enough and enjoy them to the point where I would like to share them. I am not giving any guarantees about my interpretation of these tunes as I tend to drift away from the way I originally learned them as the years go by. They are simply tunes the way I play them. When possible I will try to include a link to the sheet music or a reference to where I learned the tune.
The first tune I have selected just rocks. It is called Colliers’ Reel. It seems that this is a fairly well known tune but, man, it can cook. The version I play is a bit different than the version found at thesession.org but it is the same in spirit. I learned my version from a book called Smoke in your Eyes, which you can get from my friends over at cooperman.com:
I like to play this tune into another popular tune called The Earl’s Chair, which I will leave up to you to find.
Here is the mp3: