$0.05 Mary (the song)

A Textbook Example of Playing In the Pocket

Here I am in the studio on one of my most famous tracks that has been regarded as the epitome of “the pocket” as a groove. The ghost-notes I play on this track “$0.05 Mary” (from the band of the same name) are part and parcel to its establishment. It is a tune to which I refer all my students for a stellar example of what pocket playing is all about.

From the 1998 EP “The Jones-Hay Residence”, released with my band (the original) $0.05 Mary

©1998 K. Slover, F. Sardella ASCAP, C. Curry. All Rights Reserved.