For this track from the last album, you have to use an electric guitar with distorsion...
Ben Harper : "Suzie Blue has been recorded in one recording. It is JP who had the idea to give to Suzie Blue a New-Orleans of 30's sound. We accentuated the Country-Blues in order to make it sound like an old 78t. Concerning the effect which gives this aspect of old vinyl, I prefer to keep the secrecy. At Claremont, there was a bar - the Nick's Café - where each thursday for twentyyears , played a jazz group from New-Orleans. Everybody trained there but this orchestra has always amazed me . When I have composed this song, I already knew that it will beperfect to retranscript the New-Orleans aspect I needed. "
I offer you the tab in two formats : a picture and with guitar-pro ( for the ones who don't know guitar-pro : click here for a trial version ).
The guitar is normally tuned. The tempo is 120.
With guitar-pro : Suzie Blue. (7 Ko)
There's too an acoustic version :
Won't you sing me the
Where did you learn
to do that so well