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The cover of "Jam With The Jime"
By Vince Gordon (the producer):
"It's like being on stage with a real, live rockabilly band"
What it is:
This is an audio CD with rockabilly jam tracks to play or sing along to.
It's called 'Jam With The Jime' because it's with The Jime's rhythm section like it appears on our records.
These jam tracks are in the basic so-called 12-bar 'blues' format that will fit countless rockabilly songs. The format is: | A | A | A | A | D | D | A | A | E | E | A | A |.
The 18 tracks are in 9 different tempos. From 120 bpm to 200 bpm (bpm = Beats Per Minute).
All jam tracks are in the key of A, which is by far the most popular key in Rockabilly.
The instruments used are: Slap Bass (Upright bass), Drums and Acoustic Guitar.
Every second track has an added electric rhythm guitar (My old '55 Gretsch 6120 G-brand in fact!) with a typical rockabilly echo.
Although these rockabilly jam tracks will fit the teaching in the 'How To Play Rockabilly Guitar - and get good, fast!' like a glove, they will be useful for any musician on any instrument, guitar, piano, sax or harmonica - you name it.
...It's like being on stage with a real live rockabilly band - it's FUN!
What it's not:
These are not midi songs like it’s often seen on jam tracks CDs and no synthesized sounds have been used, only real instruments.
It's not just one recording that has been mechanically pitched into different tempos. All different tempos are different recordings.
There's no lead guitar on the jam tracks or any other lead instruments - That's your job! :-)
There are no vocals on the jam tracks - so sing if you want to!
There are no breaks in these 'songs', so you can just keep on playing and work on your ideas.
If you're looking for rockabilly jam tracks in other tempos, keys and chord patterns you should sign up for the newsletter.
I have just such a Jam tracks CD coming out in 2012 (Called "Jam With The Jime II", great name ain't it :-)) . If you're on the newsletter, you will receive notice when it's released.
Just click on "Play Sample", and the music will start playing!
"I received your CD and although I`m not a beginner, the CD does substantially help to improve the skill, I really like it! You did a great job, keep going!"
Peter Blattner, Switzerland.
"Thank you so very much, I already received it this morning! Not only that, I also spent most of the rainy day jamming with 'my' new band :-) Already after just a couple of hours I can feel my playing improving :-) This CD is exactly what I needed! I'm already looking forward to volume 2 ;-)"
Thomas Rahmlow, Bad Oldesloe, Germany.
“I received the CD. I like it a lot. I can practice my boogie woogie licks with some back up now.
Paul Hecker, Rockford, IL, USA.
Songs you can play/sing over the backing tracks:
Blue suede shoes – Carl Perkins
Twenty flight rock – Eddie Cochran
Shake, Rattle & Roll – Bill Haley & His Comets
Everyboy's Trying To Be My Baby – Carl Perkins
Matchbox – Carl Perkins
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On – Jerry Lee Lewis
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Hot Rod Gang – Stray Cats
These are just some of the more famous 12 bar rockabilly songs that fit the backing tracks. Some of them have breaks in them and some of them have a D on the 10th bar and/or an E on the 12th bar, but they work fine over the backing tracks.
"I got the Jam With The Jime CD and it sounds great. Very good recording job. I like the various tempo increases that allows you to increase your speed."
Glenn Anderson, Frisco, Texas USA.
"Having used the “how to play rockabilly guitar and get good fast” book by Vince Gordon, I was eager to have the “Jam with the Jime CD” which I heard complemented the e-book. As I am a beginner I was hoping it wouldn’t be too fast for me. I was delighted to see that I could choose what speed I wanted. Not only is the quality of the recording excellent, the 12 bar blues format in A, D & E works really well for the rockabilly style. When I was playing along to it with my headphones on (I have a CD player with guitar input), my wife came in and just looked at me as if I had gone mad! I love it."
Chris Bottley, London, England.
"I found the CD this afternoon in my mailbox. I like it a lot !!!!!!!! Now I’m really getting somewhere. I played run chicken run by link wray already !!!!!!!! Now I can find the right notes for the solos. Thank you!"
Bennie H., Bilthoven, The Netherlands.
"It worked great. I did exercises with a couple of my little guys and two of the bigger ones who can improvise had a blast with it; they will be buying. We had harmonica, piano, and guitar going along with it. I pushed them up to 180 and they felt the burn! It was an exhilarating, positive experience. I know these kids are going to get a blast of confidence when they hit 200bpm. Then we'll return to the lower speeds and see how much better they fill them out. Among other things, this is the perfect vehicle to teach the Cedrone (Rock Around the clock) solo. Very cool.”
Stu Frederick, Music Teacher, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
The CD is $ 17.95 or £ 9.95 or € 13.25 + shipping.
If you buy the jam tracks CD together with the "How To Play Rockabilly Guitar and get good, fast!" eBook you save $ 7.95 / £ 4.40 / € 6.45 !!! You save even more if you also treat yourself to the new The Jime CD, New Set Of Rules. Here are the offers.
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