Good songs to play on slide?
March 24, 2012 8:59 AM   Subscribe

Guitar players -- what are some good country/folk/blues songs for a couple of intermediate acoustic players, one strumming or picking, the other accompanying on slide?

Like the Stones's mid-period acoustic blues, or "Willin'," or Old Crow Medicine Show's "Good Gal". Any more suggestions along these lines? Bias toward older traditional (or newer, very trad. rootsy sounding) songs.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You Ain't Going Nowhere (Byrds version)
Got My Mojo Working
Key to the Highway
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:52 AM on March 24, 2012

Alternative to the Byrds are the Masterless Men.
posted by IndigoJones at 10:03 AM on March 24, 2012

Missin' You (Lowell George)
Down in Mississippi (Pop Staples)
Little Sister (Ry Cooder version)

Ry Cooder has a great album "Paradise & Lunch" from which you could pull lots of good stuff and of course nick some great slide lines
posted by PaulBGoode at 10:53 AM on March 24, 2012

You can get some ideas from KeniLeeBurgess' youtube channel. I have more trouble finding songs I could play with a slide (with my poor skills,) so I'd look at slide guitar songs and see if I could play along finger style instead of the other way around.
posted by ctmf at 11:12 AM on March 24, 2012

Another great example: Can't be Satisfied
posted by ctmf at 11:19 AM on March 24, 2012

Windfall - Son Volt
posted by humboldt32 at 12:06 PM on March 24, 2012

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