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“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” Song written played & recorded by Wayne Sorbelli of Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store in Key West

Wayne Sorbelli here of Wayne’s World Music and Bone Island Music – that’s’s brick & mortar music stores in Key West & Dallas,   Wilkes-Barre,  Scranton! 

“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” is an instrumental blues/funk guitar piece that i’ve been writing for the last few years since i’ve been living in Key West. It is heavily influenced by my blues roots as well as the incredible vibe radiating from the energetic eclectically vibrating local music scene and it’s many local “Conch Rockers” and their addictive form of Trop Rock unique to the Florida Keys mixing American blues and country roots with Caribbean Cuban and Island Vibe sounds!

This is the soundtrack that was playing in my head the first time I cruised down Flagler Ave heading toward the nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square, then onto one of the most fun music filled nights ever on world famous Duval Street!! While you listen to my guitar during this song, I hope some of the energy, excitement, and anxiousness that accompanies a great adventure spark your imagination and curiosity!!

This take of the song is an early one-take live demo and it is something that will have updates from time to time as I build my ideas.


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Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funkin’ Blues
written and recorded by Wayne Sorbelli, 2013

I used a Dunlop brass slide on one of my USA Reverend Guitars, good ol’ (Rocco #312) made by Joe Naylor in his east Detroit shop.

I recorded on a handheld BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder, one take, live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013.
Happy New Year!

USA Reverend Guitar – Dunlop Brass Slide – Roland Cube 80 Combo Amp – BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder

Live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013. Happy New Year!

I recorded on a handheld BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder, one take, live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013.
Happy New Year!

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I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
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Ukulele Slide Blues “I Made It Cry w/my Glass Finger” Wayne Sorbelli @ Island Guitar Shop Key West & Dallas

Click link above to watch video:  Ukulele Slide Blues. “I Made It Cry w/my Glass Finger”

Wayne Sorbelli here at my music store in Key West jamming some blues in Am using my glass slide finger and Luna Cedar Top Ukulele.

I’m in standard soprano ukulele tuning GCEA.

I didn’t change anything about the uke, it’s a regular setup on an off the shelf Luna Cedar Top ukulele with nylon strings.

I’m sliding with my pinky wearing a glass slide Dunlop 212.

“You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

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