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16 August 2015
Post 250: THE SISTER KATE CHORD PROGRESSION
Like The Hot Nuts Chord Progression, there is another fairly common 16-bar chord sequence known as THE SISTER KATE PROGRESSION.
Sometimes, as in I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate itself, a two-bar tag is added, making 18 bars in all. But here (in C) is the essential progression - with breaks often taken in bars 7 and 8.
G7 | G7 | C | C | G7 | G7 | C*** | C***
G7 | G7 | C | C | F/Fm | C/A7 | D7/G7 | C
It may be heard in such numbers as:
As You Like It Gatemouth
Up Jumped the Devil
I Wish I Could shimmy Like My Sister Kate
Southern Shout Bogalusa Strut
Like the Hot Nuts Progression, this one ends with the Sunshine Sequence (described elsewhere in this Blog). So nothing could be more natural or simple to play and improvise on. But the progressions are very effective.