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Orville Johnson: “That Lucky Old Sun”

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Peghead Nation blues guitar instructor plays and sings the blues classic.

by Scott Nygaard
February 04, 2015

The blues lament “That Lucky Old Sun” was written in 1949 and made popular through recordings by Frankie Laine, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia, Johnny Cash, and many others. And Bob Dylan recently included the song on his Frank Sinatra tribute album Shadows in the Night. Peghead Nation Blues Guitar instructor Orville Johnson recorded a nice stripped-down version in the Peghead Nation studio with fingerstyle accompaniment and a smooth solo. To learn more blues guitar techniques, including fingerstyle, lead guitar, and slide soloing, enroll in Orville’s Blues Guitar course on Peghead Nation today. orvillejohnson.com

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Posted by Alister Rae on
This is truly superb, thanks for posting. Great old Gibson, and wonderful chord movement.
Posted by Scottnyg on
Hi Rick, It plays on all our browsers and devices. What were you trying to play it on?
Posted by Rick Barlow on
video wouldn't play
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