Lucky Peterson - Repo Man
March 13, 2018
Repo Man - Lucky Peterson
This week we have a little lick from Lucky Peterson, a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist who is all too often overlooked. That’s a shame, because he’s really a great all-around bluesman.
The selection taken for this Lick of the Week is a swinging shuffle, somewhat up-tempo. It occurs in the intro to the tune. It’s mostly made up of notes from pattern 1 of the E minor pentatonic scale, with a b5 (blue note, see p.46, Blues You Can Use) and the tonic C note in pattern 2 (2nd string, 13th fret).
There’s not a lot to this, it just has a nice little run at the end, which you may find fun and may help you to begin to find your own runs.
The tune, Repo Man can be heard one of Lucky’s earlier albums, Triple Play (1990 Alligator Records ALCD 4789). Check out his current work, as well. He is a truly fine musician.