Gary Moore playing Peter Green’s ‘Jumping at Shadows’

This has to be one of my many all-time favourite blues songs.  Gary Moore playing the  renowned Peter Green song ‘Jumping at Shadows’ which was written by Duster Bennett.

Peter gave Gary Moore his old 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard.

Peter Green was the founder member of Fleetwood Mac, along with Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Jeremy Spencer. Green (as seems to befit the Fleetwood Mac culture ) was something of a troubled soul, and after two or three immensely successful years, basically just quit, being unable to handle the pressures of fame.  Green had a fabulous tone and touch.  Moore eventually recorded the album ‘Blues for Greeny’ as a tribute to Green’s  legacy.

Someone once stated that Peter Green ‘came through like the wind and left whispers of greatness in his path’.

2 Responses to “Gary Moore playing Peter Green’s ‘Jumping at Shadows’”

  1. 1 steverawson June 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm


    Enjoyed your guitar piece – lovely tone. Gary recorded ‘Jumping at Shadows’ on his tribute to Peter Green album ‘Blues for Greeny’ . There’s also a live version but I cannot remember the album its on.


    Steve Rawson

  2. 2 Thomas Brunkard June 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Steve.

    Poor Gary Moore. I’ve been loitering around your blog to play this video for the last couple of weeks.

    Did he ever release that properly?

    Also did a little tribute to Gary. I’m sure you will detect the source of the main themes.

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