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jschmitz54 01-08-2021 04:46 PM

South City Midnight Lady
 
Been playing for a couple of years and have been looking for a new song to play.
I bought tickets to see the Doobie Brothers and Michael McDonald at the Minnesota State Fair this August so I started listening to some old Doobie Brothers tunes when it hit me That South City Midnight Lady is a fantastic acoustic guitar song that might be in reach for my limited skills.
Iíve watched a few YouTube video lessons but many seem to go over much of the material too quickly for me to get.
Any suggestions on a video that goes over the material slowly and detailed.
Iím just on fire to learn this song and itís inspiring when I find a song like that.
Any suggestions appreciated.
John

Bob Womack 01-08-2021 06:56 PM

How about the video by our own ToneDr, Dale Adams?



Bob

TBman 01-08-2021 08:27 PM

Thats a great tune, good luck with it.

HOF dad 01-11-2021 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Womack (Post 6599254)
How about the video by our own ToneDr, Dale Adams?



Bob

I second that!
I learned the song from Dale's video years ago and it sounds great.
One of my all time favorite Doobie tunes and I love to play it.
The only downside is to retune to open G, but I've been playing a lot more alternate tunings lately.

Bob Womack 01-11-2021 05:27 PM

Yeah, and where are you going to get Skunk Baxter?

Bob

jschmitz54 01-11-2021 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Womack (Post 6601955)
Yeah, and where are you going to get Skunk Baxter?

Bob

Thank you for the suggestion, very helpful.
Please enlighten me about Skunk Baxter.

davidbeinct 01-12-2021 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by jschmitz54 (Post 6601963)
Thank you for the suggestion, very helpful.
Please enlighten me about Skunk Baxter.

Doobiesí lead guitarist. Great player. I remember he always used to play with headphones on.

Bob Womack 01-12-2021 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by jschmitz54 (Post 6601963)
Thank you for the suggestion, very helpful.
Please enlighten me about Skunk Baxter.

He was also their pedal steel guitar player on this song.

Bob

jschmitz54 01-12-2021 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Bob Womack (Post 6602391)
He was also their pedal steel guitar player on this song.

Bob

Thanks for the information Iíll do a little research about him. Quite the name.

jschmitz54 01-12-2021 08:29 AM

Jeff Skunk Baxter goes from a professional musician thatís worked with many prestigious musicians and being a founding member of Steely Dan to being credited with bringing Michael McDonald to the Doobie Brothers. Then becomes a self taught defense consultant who is sought after by the US military and big name defense contractors.
This is one intelligent, talented man.

Bob Womack 01-12-2021 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by jschmitz54 (Post 6602410)
Thanks for the information I’ll do a little research about him. Quite the name.

He wrote a column for Guitar Player Magazine called "Eclectic Electric" where he explored the rise of musical technology and the practice of music production. Then he sort of disappeared at the end of the '70s. It turns out that he was struck by the parallels between musical technology and the technology being used for missile defense. He wrote a theoretical article that caught the eye of some people in the Pentagon and the next thing you knew he was whisked away into work as a defense analyst specializing in out-of-box thinking. He still contracts for the Pentagon but does sessions and concerts with various concerns in the music industry. He's an extremely intelligent guy.

Bob

Edit: Hah! jschmitz54 - you beat me to it!

reeve21 01-12-2021 01:37 PM

I believe Skunk Baxter still has his hand in music to some extent.

I last saw him at one of these shows sitting in with Nils Lofgren in the D.C. area, can't believe it has been almost 15 years.

http://www.nilslofgren.com/DVDLive06.html

I'm actually in the video for about a millisecond. Very well spoken, and his playing is so tasteful.

EZYPIKINS 01-14-2021 08:33 PM

Once you get tuned to a G chord, It's really pretty easy. One of the first open chord songs I ever learned. Maybe 1974


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