‘Billie Jean’ – Michael Jackson
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this song over the course of my life. I don’t know how old I was when I first heard it. I do know I never get bored of it. I play it to my students and they love it. I played it to my 2 year old son and he loved it. My Mum loves it. It’s just a timeless master piece basically. I like to think of this version as the ‘hill-billie jean’ version. It’s a little rough but I think it does the job. Hope you enjoy…
‘Folsom Prison Blues’ – Johnny Cash
Came across this arrangement of the Johnny Cash classic and just really, really, really, really, really wanted to learn it. It’s an amazing arrangement and so much fun to play.
‘Dancing in the dark’ – Bruce Springsteen
I think ‘Born in the USA’ is one of 3 albums my parents listened to on repeat when we were kids and I still love every track on it. This version has quite a melancholy feel to it I started playing around with time lapse videos to try and fit the mood. It was made in November when it’s getting dark early and autumn is passing into winter and everything starts winding down for the year.
‘Miss May’s Place’ – Jack Rose
Jack Rose was the Guitarist that got me into playing slide Guitar. I love his album ‘Dr Ragtime and His Pals’. This was filmed one sunny afternoon at the bottom of the field next to my parents house in Musselburgh.
Yalaita (slide guitar) – Bi Malika cover
I’ve been to Zanzibar a couple of times and this is my version of a traditional Taraab song. It’s a melody that I could listen to endlessly. The video was filmed at Musselburgh beach and was done in a bit of a rush as the tide was coming in a bit faster than I’d anticipated!