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These Old Shoes

by Reggie Miles

This is a collection of some of my sweeter and sillier original songs. They all have an acoustic Folk or Folk/Blues kind of approach. Listeners of all ages have enjoyed these songs.
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Up There
4:01 $0.99
2. The Birds and the Bees
4:10 $0.99
3. These Old Shoes
3:48 $0.99
4. I Scraped My Knuckle
3:33 $0.99
5. Only Memories Remain
5:19 $0.99
6. Ahuka Hubba How Bout You?
1:46 $0.99
7. Dream Come True
2:50 $0.99
8. Shelter From the Rain
5:16 $0.99
9. Dilly of a Tale
2:49 $0.99
10. Grossosity!
7:01 $0.99
11. Shopping Cart Wrangler
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12. I'm Old
4:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
All songs and compositions were written, arranged and performed by Reggie Miles

Recorded, edited and mastered by Marc Willet - Falcon Audio - Sultan, WA

Jacket photos courtesy of Mark Terrano

Guitars featured on this recording:

My homemade *Nobro resophonic (6, 7. 9)
1967 Martin D 12-20 (1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12)
1918 Knutsen Hawaiian (2)

National + Dobro = *Nobro

Other Reggie Miles CDs you will enjoy!

"Stray Dog Blues" - 14 Bottleneck Blues
"51 Highway Blues" - 11 New & Used Blues
"Handsful O' Blues" - 11 Original Blues
"War Mongerin' Man" - 13 Original Political Songs

Have Nobro - Will Travel
Invite me to entertain at your next gathering:

NOBRO RECORDS 017 © 2008


Some great news, the title cut of this cd, "These Old Shoes" was entered in a contest in April 2008 at a new site that I joined. "These Old Shoes" was judged by listeners to be the number one pick from among 402 entries all competing for a chance to play the famed Newport Folk Festival in 2008. Over 13,000 folks at that site streamed "These Old Shoes" in April. I must be doing something right. Wish me luck! Enjoy!


My guitar tunings -

I've had many ask about what tuning I use when I open tune my guitar to play bottleneck slide. The tuning used on all of the open tuned guitars on this recording is an open E form, or a modified version of the same. By modified I mean that though the key may change from either tuning the guitar to a higher pitch or down to a lower pitch, I'm still using the same open E form.

If that sounds a little confusing, think of it like this. If you've tuned your guitar to open E (low-EBEG#BE-high) but desire to play in an open G, you could simply add a capo on the third fret. This then is essentially like creating a barred G major chord and looks like this: (low-GDGBDG-high). From open G you could move this tuning up to Ab by placing a capo on the fourth fret etc.

I don't use a capo when I'm in open tunings and playing bottleneck slide. Instead, I prefer to tune all of my strings up or down to the pitch desired. So, that means that when I play a song in open G my strings are tuned like this (low-GDGBDG-high), if in open D (low-DADF#AD-high), in open E (low-EBEG#BE-high) or open C# minor (low-C#AbC#EAbC#-high) etc.

If this explanation is as clear as mud, try searching for open guitar tunings online. There are many helpful sites.

Happy pickin'!


One of my latest songs, "Wall Street Bail Out Blues", though not yet released, received worldwide attention via an article that made the cover of The Wall Street Journal in early February of 2009. Yep, I must be doing something right!



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