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 #386  by ebick
 Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:07 am
hey kids,
does anyone know the chords to "pain in my heart" by wilson pickett?
pig used to do it back in the early daze. i would love to learn it. it's on a troupers hall date in 66, i forget the month, but it's a sweet tune. or 'hey little one" jerry sings that at the same show. i 'm not sure who wrote that one. anyway, any hints would be great. see you on lot this summer....

 #633  by Bambu
 Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:52 am
also, I'm not sure, but wasn't this first recorded in Memphis by Otis Redding in '64? I could be wrong, not nitpicking though and this song definately deserves to be up here. Great Song! Of the first big 3 labels, Motown, Chess in Chitown and Stax in Memphis. Stax got the formula just right. Gotta love that Memphis sound.

Motown : too much rhythm, too little blues
Chess Records : All Blues, NO Rhythm
Stax Records(and that Memphis sound) : oh so sweet , just add a hammond b3 and some horns, and give it a splash of funk every now and then.
hell even Saturday Night Live copped their theme straight from the funky/bluesy Memphis sound. Not to mention all of the Memphis/ Stax veterans who were in the first SNL band/ Blues Brothers.

I have tons of early blues/ r&b / and classic rock just like this if anyone ever needs. I love this stuff!

 #645  by Bambu
 Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:16 pm
also there's a bm7 chord in there,if Im not mistaken. My rhythm player and I will go over it tonight just to be sure. It's "basically" a I-IV-V "blues style" progression with some walk-ups, minor-chord changes and a stop or three. =p

I'll try to post the tab/chords tonight or tomorow.

Regardless, great job Dale turning the people on, and thanks much amigo.

On a side note: Any chance we could get a Blues / R & B section added to the site here?

lol nevermind,...just took the time to look over the tab and it's pretty damn close,...b chords and all. Excellent job Dale.