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Sleepwalk
« on: Apr 08, 2016, 06:02 PM »
So i was watching Better Call Saul just a bit ago, and there was a scene that featured some very familiar guitar melodies.  I couldn't put my finger on it but I knew somehow this was Jacket related.  Here's the clip:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7fr-qJF8o-7cFJha0JkLXpXRVU/view?usp=sharing

I then remembered that when I heard it in the Jacket realm, it lead into Old September Blues (quite the pairing in my opinion), so I figured it must have been on one of the compilation albums.  Turns out I was right:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBCAn4VbX5Y&list=PL93i83701BYi5CPMio7purXr6lDY0yQOd&index=11

Depending on where you look, Jacket either called this Old Sep Blues (Ga-ed out version) or Sleepwalk/Old Sep. Blues.  So when I looked into Sleepwalk I found the original musicians:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rwfqsjimRM

After a little more digging, it turns out the original song was influential well beyond MMJ or Better Call Saul but it's funny how a few guitar notes can take you on a journey through time.  Hope you enjoyed the clips!


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Re: Sleepwalk
« Reply #1 on: Apr 08, 2016, 06:19 PM »
That's some fine detective work there, Stevie! 
Close enough!

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Re: Sleepwalk
« Reply #2 on: Apr 08, 2016, 08:55 PM »
Thanks Johnny!  My girlfriend is making fun of me now because i had never heard the original song before.  I guess it's extremely well known. 

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Re: Sleepwalk
« Reply #3 on: Apr 09, 2016, 01:42 PM »
All that matters is that you've heard this killer song.  Thanks for posting the video - it never dawned on me that there was slide guitar on this song.  So cool!@!@
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Re: Sleepwalk
« Reply #4 on: Apr 09, 2016, 05:31 PM »
Impressive Stevie. 

Better Call Saul is phenomenal, and learning of an MMJ connection makes it even cooler.

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Re: Sleepwalk
« Reply #5 on: Apr 11, 2016, 03:41 PM »
Great find!
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Re: Sleepwalk
« Reply #6 on: Apr 13, 2016, 06:52 AM »
Sleepwalk is one of my favorite tunes of all time! I've never made the Old Sept. Blue connection, but it's definitely there - good catch!  If you like Sleepwalk listen to the original version, it has been covered a ton over the years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrO9ovdJ5WA

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Re: Sleepwalk
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 03:56 PM »
Thanks to this post I now recognize this song all the time by mariachi bands at my favorite Houston mexican restaruants! Right on :thumbsup:
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Re: Sleepwalk
« Reply #8 on: Jun 02, 2017, 12:16 PM »
I knew this song from the movie La Bamba, which I watched as a kid on repeat for years straight, so I've always made the connection with that. 

This is the scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fREU5a6B4Q