Some tracks are Sibelius scores, these are very mechanical,
others are rehearsals or live performance.
Watch for this warning symbol. This track has poor audio or incomplete sequencing, and is for reference only.
As live performances become available, the tracks will be updated. Currently, only Love is Blind and Celebration Blues are actual tracks, all else is just to give an idea of the basic rhythm and chord progression (and even those two tunes use drum machine tracks…
Original Blues Tunes
Over the years, I have written a number of blues tunes. Many of these were simple organ 12-bar blues in a typical B3-era format. The current crop of blues are more of a mixed bag, standard jazz organ heads, old Delta-style twangy blues, contemporary sarcastic blues, they’re all in there. Help yourself, but remember, they are all copyright by me, David Kempton, so if you record ’em, talk to me.
About the Tunes
Ain’t Nothin’ Left That’s Honest But The Blues
A song about society’s inner self-destruction.
B3 Player Blues
I’m a B3 Player, baby. Lemme tell you about it…
Bag of Blues
An innovative way to handle stress – Deepak Chopra, take note…
Blues for a Broken Headlight
What if you met the love of your life by repairing her car? A musically programmatic redeployment of the idea that generated Padiddle, A similar melodic twist was used here.
Just a nasty old dude with a battered guitar and a beat-up deck of cards – but he fonky…
This was written for the 1993 Monterey Blues Festival. After we had finished recording the track, I discovered the theme for that year was “Celebrate The Blues.”
Do you know this person?
Bums. Vagrants. Homeless. Ronin.
Sometimes, even when it’s not a choice,
it still is.
Love is Blind
The truth about the truth…
And note that I did not say, “Love is Blonde”
You Just My Size
A funky, New-Orleans-style slow Boogaloo
About the Songbook
I have placed all these original blues tunes into an expanding collection and have made it available as either a downloadable or printed songbook (though only duplex printed on good quality standard office paper and shipped unbound – this is primarily a service for those without a printer.) It has the advantage of expandability; any future additions to the book will be free to the original purchaser (or recipient, if this were a gift.)