Rocksmith 2014 DLC 5/5/2015 – Blues Song Pack

Hello Rocksmith fans! Are you ready to play the Blues?

This week’s DLC features some highly requested classic Blues artists! If you ever played @FSGStudio’s DJ Hero you will probably recognize Bobby “Blue” Bland’s Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City, @OsagaTheGreat nailed the prediction on Freddie King, but just picked the wrong song (that’s okay Oscar), Howlin’ Wolf being included in a music game before Led Zeppelin is quite delicious, I only wish it was Killing Floor instead 😉 John Lee Hooker brings the delta blues to Rocksmith 2014, and to wrap it up Johnny Winter brings a flurry of notes for you to deal with on Be Careful With A Fool.

Only one off tuning this week!

Blues Song Pack – $11.99 / Steam

Is this the Blues pack you were hoping for? Are you grabbing the whole thing? Let us know!

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MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 8, 2015 10:17 pm

Well I hope Ubisoft looks at and takes into account the number of posts on this Riff Repeater site. (not sure if they read what we write or not)

Since Rage last year, no DLC has received as many comments as this blues DLC. Would be nice if this contributes to Ubisoft’s understanding of what content we all want to see more of. (of course this is being said with the understanding there are licensing/permission issues)

Bottom line,
Bring on more blues.

Jim
Jim
May 12, 2015 6:11 am
Reply to  MarleySantana

Well, here’s another comment for good measure. The blues are so fun to play after you learn the basic feel for a song. I would buy any blues they put out. I’ve been mindlessly playing these tracks along with the Jimi tracks all week hoping I’ll get the awesomeness by osmosis.

Jim
Jim
May 12, 2015 6:35 am
Reply to  Jim

I mean reverse osmosis.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 19, 2015 9:16 pm

I know that no-one is still posting to or reading this site, but I’ve got to put this on. Honestly, I don’t think any guitarist is as beloved by other guitarists of various genres as Mr. Riley B. King. I’ve ready about guitarists from metal, rock, pop, jazz, gospel, country, rap, and of course blues praising and becoming friends with B.B.

I’ve been paying attention to this over the last few years. Fortunately, I got to see B.B. in concert when he played HNL in 2011. Even in his mid 80s he still had it, and a packed Blaisdel Area was one its feet for a large part of a amazing performance.

While this video is not my favorite version of this (my favorite song by BB) the video does show what most guitarists including Chuck Berry comment on frequently when referring to BB--his vibrato.

Ubisoft, if you’re listening--and yes I already made my request--whenever you see fit (Lord willing sooner than later) HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET is an essential requirement for any B.B. or blues pack on the horizon.

To not just the King, but the Ambassador of the Blues -- The Blues Boy, MR. B.B. KING

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 19, 2015 9:23 pm
Reply to  MarleySantana

Note: sorry about all of the typos in that post. I typed it out quick and didn’t get to proofread it.

Alistair
Alistair
May 15, 2015 3:27 am

RIP BB King

Chris
Chris
May 14, 2015 9:30 am

Be careful with a fool on bass is making my fingers fall off. Awesome pack. Ordering by year to find them is a pain though.

j
j
May 8, 2015 10:55 am

I love blues!! I’m thinking I have to buy a new guitar in honour of blues. I’m finding it to hard playing these songs on strings gauged for drop C. You riffrepeater guys should do a post on string gauges and different guitars for different music styles. I know I would read it.

Miguel
Miguel
May 8, 2015 12:13 pm
Reply to  j

I read somewhere that those blues masters liked light weight gauges to make bends a lot easier. With anything, you take the good with the bad. Lighter gauge means less sustain but easier playing. It’s all a matter of personal preference. I play nines or tens on a les Paul. That covers most styles of guitar.

j
j
May 9, 2015 12:25 am
Reply to  Miguel

Every time I change my strings I try something different. But I have to adjust my Intonation ect. for the different gauge. If I was was using 9-42 or 10-46 the strings are fine in E but way too loose in D or C. I like playing all different styles and I think I am just going to get a new guitar for everything in E and use my current one for a D and C guitar. I have tried a lot of different things even getting medium gauge strings that work for E and D but, C (Dethlock) is too loose. It would be cool if someone were to post an article discussing string gauges and all the issues changing presents.

old guy
old guy
May 9, 2015 7:38 am
Reply to  j

I use Ernie Ball skinny tops heavy bottoms on all my guitars and they are pretty good for everything. They respond well to lower tunings with out being floppy(low E is 52 gauge) and they bend easy once you get used to it.

j
j
May 9, 2015 10:40 am
Reply to  old guy

I have tried a similar set up before and it did work fine for tuning E to D.

Gotch71
Gotch71
May 8, 2015 9:54 am

[racist comment removed]

Casey
Casey
May 8, 2015 12:16 pm
Reply to  Gotch71

At least there’s only one loser on this site, everyone else who comments on here seems to be respectful and worth talking to. Gotch71 really has no impact here.

Gotch71
Gotch71
May 8, 2015 8:30 am

Let’s see what rocksmith has in store for us after a month of sub par downloads… Maybe john Denver or Simon & garfunkel.

Miguel
Miguel
May 8, 2015 9:04 am
Reply to  Gotch71

Go away Troll

Benjamin Steel
May 7, 2015 10:09 pm

I love when they do opposite sides of the spectrum back to back… Dethklok followed by old school blues couldn’t put the phrase, “Variety is the spice of life” any better… Fingers crossed for some jazz…. Vulcan Worlds FTW

Stan
Stan
June 4, 2015 6:05 pm
Reply to  Benjamin Steel

Oh man, I think a jazz pack would break my fingers. But that would be awesome.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 7, 2015 8:21 pm

Seems like this may be one of the most popular DLC of 2015, or at least it is one of the most commented on. Looking back, only Buckley has more posts this year, and that’s not by much. (this topic is only 5 short)

A testament to the remaining popularity of the blues. (of course I’m sure that will change one way or the other, now that I’m stating this.)

old guy
old guy
May 7, 2015 9:00 am

Johnny Winter might be the crown jewel of this pack.

Jim
Jim
May 6, 2015 7:09 pm

Freddie King is found.

Where the HELL is GnR
Where the HELL is GnR
May 6, 2015 4:59 pm

Awesome Sweet Child of Mine by GnR great addition im getting it for sure!

jeam95
jeam95
May 7, 2015 5:15 am

GNR? where?

YYZ
YYZ
May 7, 2015 1:21 pm

dafuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuq

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
May 7, 2015 2:33 pm

WTF

Sorry your head hurts
Sorry your head hurts
May 9, 2015 8:37 am

Wishful thinking in the form of sarcasm can be difficult for the small minded. My in sincerest of apologies.

Thinking of you but not really
Thinking of you but not really
May 9, 2015 3:38 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Elliot your family pictures are nice thanks for sharing 😀

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 6, 2015 1:46 pm

Aaah like a breath of fresh Hawaiian air, this just feels right. The Blues on Rocksmith.

So glad to be learning some of Hubert Sumlin’s fills. I know it’s asking a lot, but I’d love to see a five pack just for Howlin Wolf and crew. Or how about this. A ten pack from Chess Records. (Would need no less than three each from Wolf and Waters)

Matt
Matt
May 6, 2015 11:41 am

Can I cast my vote for best DLC of the year yet? Thank you for this Ubisoft.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 6, 2015 2:49 pm
Reply to  Matt

Got a second vote on that. I agree.

Chris
Chris
May 6, 2015 7:53 am

It’s time for Jon spencer Blues explosion tell everyone

Jim
Jim
May 5, 2015 9:46 pm

Anybody else think Bobcat Goldthwait would make an awesome blues singer?

Gotch71
Gotch71
May 5, 2015 6:00 pm

Boneheads please I like the blues just the songs picked over the last month have sucked….
Give me your top 3 guitarist in the game not including Hendrix… And we shall see what u know about music

D00d
D00d
May 5, 2015 2:55 pm

This is an awesome pack! A proper addition to a guitar game. What still makes me wonder is why this guitar game still doesn’t have any rock-n-roll from the 50s?

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 6, 2015 4:03 pm
Reply to  D00d

I’ve requested Chuck Berry months ago.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 8, 2015 12:44 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

I’m with you on that. I requested Chuck’s Guitar Boogie, No Particular Place to Go, and Almost Grown.

Secret Squirrel
Secret Squirrel
May 5, 2015 2:48 pm

Hide Away and Boom Boom are really fun. It’s nice to have a little change of pace every once in a while.

RampantCoyote
May 5, 2015 1:11 pm

Can’t wait! I’m still of the opinion that if you want to be really good at rock guitar, you should have a solid foundation of blues guitar. At least that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. =) Mainly these just sound fun. Gotta admit I wasn’t familiar with a couple of these, but I’ll be snagging the whole pack.

So as far as blues songs for RS2014, we now have this, the Blues Brothers’ “Soul Man,” BB King’s “The Thrill is Gone,” Albert King and SRV’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Albert King’s “The Sky is Crying,” Roy Buchanan’s “Sweet Dreams,” and Gary Clark Jr’s “Bright Lights.” Did I miss anything?

Zombie Client
Zombie Client
May 5, 2015 11:44 am

Absolutely just what I needed. This is where it’s at. Love taking it back to the blues, would love it even more if RS would walk us through that evolution to rock, with a lot of Chuck Berry and the like…

Awesome pack, definate must own! Downloading today!
Thank you!

toshineon
May 5, 2015 8:59 am

I’ve been wanting to listen to some good blues for a while now, but I never knew where to start. I think this is as good a time as any to get into it.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 6, 2015 2:51 pm
Reply to  Elliott

That was a good album. Would love to learn Key to the Highway.

Gotch71
Gotch71
May 5, 2015 8:49 am

This stuff may have been great in the 70’s in a Kansas City whore house with a bunch of pimps playing blackjack.. But it sucks 50 yrs later… There’s a reason you don’t even hear it on a radio station….. SUCK!!!

toshineon
May 5, 2015 8:58 am
Reply to  Gotch71

What airs on the radio is no measure of quality, only who has the most money.

emosaurusrex
May 5, 2015 9:50 am
Reply to  Gotch71

Well I still hear Nickelback on the radio…

Uffda
Uffda
May 5, 2015 10:42 am
Reply to  Gotch71

well Dethklok aint on the radio -- but everybody else loved it…

this is more what I’m looking for -- even thoughit will probably still be several years before I can play Be Careful with a Fool

jayrocksd
May 5, 2015 11:58 am
Reply to  Gotch71

Someone sounds upset that they didn’t get their Carly Rae Jepsen 1 Pack.

Louis
Louis
May 5, 2015 12:10 pm
Reply to  Gotch71

I hear a lot of shit on the radio, radioplay is not a sign of greatness, having to find music you like is worth the hassle. people like all kinds of music like some idiots actually like Motley Crue, which I could argue is your statement plus 10 years.

dallas dave
dallas dave
May 5, 2015 2:53 pm
Reply to  Gotch71

it’s called history and on one is making you buy it

Colin
Colin
May 7, 2015 11:00 am
Reply to  Gotch71

No one likes you Gotch71, go home!

charlie
charlie
May 5, 2015 7:24 am

Definate buy for me. More familiar with whitesnakes version of aint no love and jeff healeys hideaway great pack. Hopefully not too long a wait before on u.k psn.

Alistair
Alistair
May 5, 2015 2:46 am

geesh, you got Johnny Winter, thats impressive guys, I never thought Id see Johnny Winter on here. Nice Job Dan and Ubi Soft

Sean
Sean
May 5, 2015 1:25 am

Always wanted to play some blues so pretty excited for this pack.

IZ
IZ
May 4, 2015 11:14 pm

No BB? 🙁 Well that’s disappointing.

The_Tuck
The_Tuck
May 4, 2015 10:56 pm

i didn’t know I wanted these songs. But, I do. Great pack!

Casey
Casey
May 4, 2015 10:39 pm

Aint no love in the heart of the city.. never played it in dj hero but that song will be in my head for a week now i swear! Will probably get the pack, even though i knew none of the songs before this article. Love it.

The_Tuck
The_Tuck
May 4, 2015 11:48 pm
Reply to  Casey

I relate with everything you said!

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 4, 2015 10:35 pm

Yeah, Yeah, YEAH. Imagine Beavis dancing. That’s my feeling right now. Finally making my first DLC purchase for 2015 and it’s a good one. The biggest thrill is for that man standing next to Howlin’ Wolf. That is Mr. Hubert Sumlin. And for that reason, I would have preferred to learn the licks he laid down in Goin’ Down Slow. No worry. Just about everything from Howlin Wolf is classic.

I have requested Boom Boom. Glad to see one of mine made it. (called that one on Saturday too.)

Have never gotten into Johnny Winter. Hope this will be a good intro.

Nice to see the 3 Kings are now all represented in some way.

Still holding out for that requested “How Blue Can You Get.”

My Lord, this has been a great weekend. Avengers 2 came out. (it was very good) MayPac finally happened, and finally the blues gets some serious recognition on RS. Next stop. REGGAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! PLEASE.
May the 4th B Wit U.

Jim
Jim
May 4, 2015 10:16 pm

I cherish these moments.

Gotch71
Gotch71
May 4, 2015 9:29 pm

Guess I’ll save money this week again… Over a month of crap downloads

HA!
HA!
May 4, 2015 10:54 pm
Reply to  Gotch71

Bahahaha. Go back to requesting ABBA and Five Finger Death Punch you troll.

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 5, 2015 4:25 am
Reply to  HA!

I thought it was illegal to play guitar if you don’t appreciate good Blues? It should be.

Stan
Stan
June 4, 2015 6:07 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

Amen, brother.

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
May 5, 2015 8:28 am
Reply to  Gotch71

Hilarious.

Daniel
Editor
May 4, 2015 9:25 pm

No love for Gary Moore, who is quite possibly the most revered (somewhat) underground blues-rock artist of all time?

Daniel
Editor
May 4, 2015 9:28 pm
Reply to  Daniel

Not that I’m really complaining, I’m still absolutely going to buy this pack, and as a Blues Brothers fan, the inclusion of Boom Boom makes me just that bit more happy.

Liam
Liam
May 5, 2015 2:12 am
Reply to  Daniel

On that note, a Blues Brothers soundtrack pack would be amazing.

old guy
old guy
May 4, 2015 8:49 pm

You’re right Elliott.
I can’t request because I won’t use facespace…I have to wait for others to read my mind and do my bidding proxy style.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 4, 2015 10:23 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Facespace…….wha…….I thought it was called MyFace.

Stoneloco
Stoneloco
May 4, 2015 8:47 pm

alright these are all badass songs. I can’t wait to play him tomorrow.ain’t no love in the heart of the city is going to be expecially cool to play.

Casey
May 4, 2015 8:37 pm

I love the inclusion of Bobby “Blue” Bland. This is a good start to getting more blues in Rocksmith. Hopefully we can see regular occurrences of packs like this every few months. There have been numerous “classic rock” packs, or “alternative rock” packs. Hopefully we can get more blues, metal, etc themed packs more often.

old guy
old guy
May 4, 2015 8:25 pm

Not saying I won’t buy the whole pack though. Because I will.

old guy
old guy
May 4, 2015 8:25 pm

I’m disappointed no SRV especially after posthumously inducted into the hall of fame.

hammer
hammer
May 4, 2015 11:46 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Yeah, yeah!

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 5, 2015 4:26 am
Reply to  Elliott

My hopes exactly.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 5, 2015 2:50 pm
Reply to  Elliott

I hope his version of Little Wing would be included in that 12 pack. Are there any songs on RS using a slide? Would be nice to learn Give Me Back My Wig.

dallas dave
dallas dave
May 5, 2015 2:56 pm
Reply to  Elliott

I’ve requested couldn’t stand the weather.

Love a pack of Robert Cray 🙂

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
May 5, 2015 10:00 am
Reply to  old guy

You can’t just throw SRV in with the rest… He’ll get a large pack on his own, I’m sure of it!

jayrocksd
May 4, 2015 8:23 pm

No complaints here. I actually requested Boom Boom. Sadly I am in an 11 minute timeout while by XBox One enumerates DLC.

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 5, 2015 2:48 pm
Reply to  jayrocksd

That makes two. I requested Boom Boom also. Guess there’s strength in numbers.

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 4, 2015 8:22 pm

I have no complaints, I’ll be rocking these for sure. There are others I’d prefer to the Johnny Winter track and the Bobby Bland track, but they are still really good songs and sound great to play. I hope they can do another blues pack soon with more of my requests. I got 3 of the artists I requested here, that’s pretty good!

MarleySantana
MarleySantana
May 4, 2015 10:25 pm
Reply to  Honky thom

I got two of the artists I requested, however; only one of the songs. Guess we’re both making headway. Congrats on your request coming through.

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 5, 2015 4:27 am
Reply to  MarleySantana

I requested about 8 different Blues artists! One of them was bound to show up, 3 is awesome!