“Sweet Child O’ Mine” – New Orleans Style Guns N’ Roses Cover with Miche Braden

PostmodernJukebox Tune Into our VIRTUAL Music Festival April 2nd & 3rd: https://pmjlive.com/shelterinswing See PMJ Live: http://pmjlive.com?IQid=Youtube | Download: http://smarturl.it/EssentialsPMJ Sheet Music: http://bit.ly/SweetChildSheet Our friend Miche Braden returned to help us show what Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” would have sounded like if New Orleans blues legend Bessie Smith had recorded it back in the ’20s. That note at 3:58 was so powerful that the room literally shook… p.s. – those looking for the iconic opening guitar riff: it’s at 2:04 Check out Miche’s show, “The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith”: http://devilsmusic.biz Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox: http://postmodernjukebox.com/https://www.facebook.com/postmodernju…

(Contributed by Gwyllm Llwydd.)

One thought on ““Sweet Child O’ Mine” – New Orleans Style Guns N’ Roses Cover with Miche Braden”

  1. Very interesting. Excellent even, in demonstrating the deep kinship of all American music. One little thing, though:

    Much as I find it inspiring and gladdening to see my home town (for which I have great affection…) associated with a talent as awesome as Bessie Smith, calling her a “New Orleans blues legend” is more than a bit off the mark. Ms Smith (aka: “The Empress of the Blues”) was born in Chatanooga, Tennessee, and spent most of her life as a touring musician based out of Atlanta, Georgia. She more than likely performed in New Orleans more than once, and recorded with a good many New Orleans musicians, but that is the extent of the association.

    Perhaps the confusion arises from the fact that, during Ms Smith’s life, what is now called Early or Traditional Jazz – generally considered to have originated in New Orleans – was nation-wide – that is, the only Jazz there was.

    For more on Bessie Smith, here’s a link to her Wikipedia entry to get started with:


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