From the recording Every Groove A Bluesman Needs To Know
Real Easy Groove in E
This song was created and entitled with the idea of playing a song like Walter Horton's "Easy" except with a full band. A cool effect here is the way it starts at the turn around, also called starting from the five (this means the song begins at the 9th bar of a 12 bar blues). In this groove it is even cooler because only the guitar plays during the intro, the band comes in at bar one, or we say 'the band comes in at the top' which means the beginning of the 12 bars. The bass part here is essential for blues player. It leaves a lot of space by playing a long or (big) first note, and then gives the groove some swing by bouncing from the Fifth degree to the Sixth and back. This bass movement is common for guitar too, and could be said to be a big contributor to Rock n' Roll.