Back By Popular Demand!
We’ve had so many requests to make Sittin’ In With The Greats available again, we are reissuing all 19 vocal and instrumental tracks in digital format to download directly onto your work device or computer. It also comes with downloadable track and band information.
What makes this Play-Along different from all other blues jam tracks?
It is the first and only authentic Chicago Blues backing track album.
Sittin’ With The Greats
full album download
+ downloadable booklet: $12.95
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THE BACKING BAND
100% Chicago blues through and through, the tracks are played by the Windy City’s all-time, preeminent Chicago Blues rhythm players. (These recordings contain no studio or session musicians.) This is the real deal and all about feel, feel, feel.
These A-list players have recorded and toured with two generations of Chicago’s greatest blues artists. Some include: Muddy Waters, Billy Boy Arnold, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Magic Slim, James Cotton, Albert Collins, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell and many, many others.
SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS
We are all privileged to have some of giants of the Chicago Blues singing on the vocal versions of the songs. We are proud to have: Magic Slim, Willie Kent, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Little Smokey Smothers and Mike Avery.
The songs of Sittin’ In With The Greats range from the traditional Chicago blues of the 1950s post-war period to its more modern, present-day style.
All of the major Chicago blues grooves are represented. From the traditional shuffles, slow blues and mojo beats, to the Chicago funk styles.
Since most of you can’t go down the street here in Chicago to sit in with an authentic Chicago blues band, Sittin’ In With The Greats brings an all-star Chicago blues band to you and puts you on stage under the spotlight.
With 19 Vocal and Instrumental tracks, Sittin In With The Greats allows you to both accompany the artists, including solos, as well as having a straight rhythm track to solo, improvise or sing over. This is a seriously fun leaning tool to help you learn to play the blues with some of the bluesmen who helped create the music.
The recording allows you to turn off the rhythm guitar or piano with the “Balance” knob on your stereo, to practice your own rhythm chops. Explanation of the aural approach, Musicians Bio’s and Track information are included in the download. Amateurs looking for a groove, professionals shedding on some new riffs, and even dreamers who long to perform with an all-star Chicago blues band can take the stage with this Play-Along that not only makes for great listening but is an unrivaled blues learning experience!
Sittin’ In With The Greats is the ultimate blues tool for amateurs, professionals and blues enthusiasts!
The full-album-only download is available exclusively from Raisin Music’s website.
TRACK LIST (19 TOTAL TRACKS)
- CHICKEN SHACK (Key of G)
- THAT’S ALL RIGHT (Key of E)
Vocal / Willie Kent
- EVERYTIME YOU LEAVE ME (Key of A)
Vocal/Instrumental – John Primer
- OLD BLUE RIBBON (Key of G)
Vocal (Sample) / Instrumental (Sample)
Little Smokey Smothers
- THE THRILL IS GONE (Key of A)
Vocal/Instrumental- Mike Avery
- ROUGH DRIED WOMAN (Key of C)
Vocal – Magic Slim
- IT’S MY OWN FAULT (Key of C)
Vocal/Instrumental – Mike Avery
- IF YOU LOVE ME LIKE YOU SAY (Key of C)
Vocal (Sample) / Instrumental (Sample) – Mike Avery
- A MAN AND HIS BLUES (Key of D)
Vocal (Sample) /Instrumental (Sample) – Willie Kent
- GOT MY MOJO WORKING (Key of G)
Vocal/ Instrumental – Willie Kent
- SWEET HOME CHICAGO (Key of E)
Vocal/Instrumental – Willie Kent
The Companion Recording To The Play-Along
We are also reissuing the inspiring companion disc to Sittin’ With The Greats, The Greats Sittin’ In.
Featuring: Magic Slim, Willie Kent, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Little Smokey Smothers and Mike Avery. The Greats Sittin’ In completes our multi-faceted Chicago Blues Play-Along project.
THE GREATS SITTIN’ IN, is a down and dirty Chicago Blues album.
For those who have the Play-Along, it is also, and importantly, an exciting and inspiring companion disc that gives them the unique opportunity to hear how the artists solo and accompany themselves on exactly the same recorded songs they are working on with the Play-Along.