Rocksmith Remastered DLC 11/19/2019 “Blues III”

Hello Rocksmith fans!

This week we go back to the Blues for our third time with two familiar faces, and one new one!

Over the weekend we learned that Freddie King would return with Going Down (Getting Ready – 1971), then via Social Media we discovered @johnLeeHooker would return as well with San Francisco (a rendition of Frisco Blues) off his 1963 album, The Big Soul of John Lee Hooker. Today we can confirm (via Xbox NZ) that the third song comes from @shuggieotis, who played bass with Frank Zappa at the age of 18, on a little album called Hot Rats (Peaches en Regalia). Check out the Stax-styled blues groove on Bootie Cooler off his 1970 album Here Comes Shuggie Otis.

Blues III – $7.99 / Steam

No tuning, just Blues…


Are you happy with the returning artists and new addition to the library for Blues III? Or were you hoping for something else? Let us know!

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I bought this last night, 1st pack that’s taken my fancy since Gary Moore dropped, it’s a good offering, not outstanding but the songs are catchy and fun to play and I can see them being of benefit to my playing. Money well spent IMO.

MarleySantana
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Oh this just feels so right, and a long time coming. I like that they didn’t just go with the well known tracks we see on many blues compilations. Makes me feel like there is hope for the possible future inclusion of blues tracks like Qualify and Satisfy by Funkadelic or something from Taj Mahal (maybe even some of his tracks featuring Ry Cooder).

Oni
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There’s a long list of blues guys and songs that it would be nice to see but Taj is definitely up on that list. Btw there is more than 3 blues blues guys called King (I’ve even got a 2 disc set called 4 kings, B.B., Albert, Freddie & Earl), there’s also Willie, Eddie, little Freddie (or was it Eddie) & of course Jimmy who used to be in Albert’s band and he called him his favorite grandson if I recall correctly. I’m sure there is probably more but, since you brought the Kings up in your other post and I never got back to you. Hope everything is good with you & the family btw.

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Good point on the Kings correction. Typically we think of just the 3 Kings, or the big 3. (kind of like how tennis has the big 3) I do know of, but also forgot about Earl King, until you mentioned him. In fact I believe it was Guitar Player magazine that did an article on him many many years ago. Can’t say that I remember what I read about him and eventually listened to but I do recall the name and that the moment was my first introduction to him. As for the others, Sir you thoroughly stumped me. Thanks for the heads up.

Including these guys really would be a great move for Rocksmith. While we typically only think of B.B., Albert, and Freddie, Rocksmith would be a good place to introduce (or reintroduce) some of the other Kings. {Hope Ubisoft is listening in on this} The blues is really being left behind, in comparison to some other genres. How about some more of the genres that serve as a foundation to so many others.

Fam is doing great BTW. Thanks for asking. Getting pumped up for the Holidays. Hope you’re doing well also. Thanks for the education as well. Been in a throwback kind of mood lately. (early ZZ Top, Barrington Levy, EPMD, early OutKast and Goodie MoB, Peter Green era Fleetwood Mac, Parliament, Bebe and Cece Winans, G’n’R, N.W.A., with some growing curiosity toward Thin Lizzy early Heart, and 70s and early 80s era roots reggae. Strange mix I know, but I believe there’s room for a few Kings in there. Time to go diggin’ in the crates.

Oni
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Oni

The “In Session” album Albert made with SRV is my favorite SRV album btw. Not sure if that ever made it vinyl (it’s not in my collection), I have the Cd/DVD one so I can watch them to. Very cool. I’ve been going back through stuff a bit lately to. Mostly 50’s-90’s material of various genre and artists. I like this guitarist from Mali called Ali Farka Toure and his son Vieux is really good to and came across this live version of a track he wrote for his father after he died called missing

I really like that. It’s sort of the sound of the root of Zeppelin/Skynyrd track (simple man), but back from the source. I really like that version. But I could go down the musical rabbit hole with you very easy, I won’t.

However I will relate a story that’s happened yesterday. It had been fairly chilly, dark and rainy all day. I stop what I’m doing skim some things and see a post for a new Hendrix album with over 2 dozen new tracks (live of course) and you can listen to one. A version of ez rider. I hit play, it starts and have this moment, turn my head and I see this

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I think Jimi said “Hi”.

Oni
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Oni

Oh damn. Did not know that wouldn’t work. Out across my valley, out side my window is a plateau. It had suddenly lightened outside and a rainbow the exact width and in line with the plateau ha down appeared. Like the rainbow bridge itself.

Quiddity_67
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Quiddity_67

Very nice. I’d love to get some Frank Zappa some day!

Oni
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Oni

& Beefheart. I’ve made requests of both. I think at this point Joe’s Garage for Frank & Bat-chain puller for Don are the two most likely to pop into and then just stay for the rest of the day in my brain. Add a pack of Tom Waits actually and the 3 weeks of December would be perfect for me. Definitely dreamin’ there.

Oni
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Oni

As a long time futurama fan this is as good a time as any to say, “Shut up and take my money!”
I hope this also bodes well for the next 4 release weeks we have for the rest of the year.

Telecaster
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Telecaster

Shuggie Otis is a pleasant surprise. I’d like to see Strawberry Letter #23 one of these days.

YoungBuxton
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YoungBuxton

Really nothing special imo. Skipping this one. That last blues pack with Wes Montgomery is the one to learn. I liken this pack to a “facebook” like, sort of a detached nod of the head.

Paulie Walnuts
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Paulie Walnuts

Definitely better than the last couple weeks. I don’t even check on fridays anymore… it used to be something that excited me but now I feel disappointed so often that I just don’t even really care anymore. It would be nice to get something not obscure. Like someone said in a comment on last weeks stuff… feels like a corporate homonculus (Artificial human) is running the show now.