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David's Tip of the Day: Baby Scratch My Back - Blues Standards

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The next song on the School of the Blues House Band Standards List is "Baby Scratch My Back" by Slim Harpo. The lazy groove of this song (commonly called a Swamp Groove) makes it a unique addition to a set. For the harmonica player this song offers two great thematic choruses that are playable at the intermediate skill level. It also offers a good rhythmic challenge due to the pickup nature of all of the licks. The vocals of the song are doable for anyone to sing due to their spoken nature (this is one of the main reasons this song is chosen by new bands).