Who sang the original Sweet Home Chicago?
The Blues Brothers
Sweet Home Chicago/Artists
What key is Sweet Home Chicago Robert Johnson?
Sweet Home Chicago/Keys
Sweet Home Chicago is asong byRobert Johnsonwith a tempo of100 BPM.It can also be used half-time at50 BPM or double-time at200 BPM. The track runs2 minutes and 58 secondslong with aEkey and amajormode. It haslow energyand isvery danceablewith a time signature of4 beats per bar.
Why does Sweet Home Chicago mention California?
Music writer Max Haymes argues that Johnson’s intention was “the land of California or that sweet home Chicago”. Another suggests it is a reference to Chicago’s California Avenue, a thoroughfare that predates Johnson’s recording and which runs from the far south to the far north side of the city.
Did Robert Johnson ever go to Chicago?
There is no evidence, it should be noted, that Johnson ever visited Chicago during his 27 years of life. He occasionally traveled, loosely following the African-American exodus from Mississippi to cities such as St. Louis and Detroit, historians say.
How to play Sweet Home Chicago on guitar?
We will continue with the the Blues Rhythm Riff by learning “Sweet Home Chicago”, as done by the Blues Brothers. This is another 12 bar blues song using a I, IV, V chord progression and we are still in the key of “E” so we will play basically the same thing as in the last lesson.
What are the goals for Sweet Home Chicago?
Sweet Home Chicago. Lesson Goals: We will continue with the the Blues Rhythm Riff by learning “Sweet Home Chicago”, as done by the Blues Brothers. This is another 12 bar blues song using a I, IV, V chord progression and we are still in the key of “E” so we will play basically the same thing as in the last lesson.
When did Robert Johnson record Sweet Home Chicago blues?
Robert Johnson recorded a beautiful acoustic version of the track in the 1930s and the song was further popularised when it was featured in the film The Blues Brothers (it’s actually dedicated to Magic Sam in the film and on the soundtrack album). One way or another it’s a tune every blues guitarist should be familiar with.