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Essential Blues

 
 
CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2006 03:28 pm
sublime1 wrote:
That was a joke Pan.
I have to admit I can't think of any great white blues artists. A couple come to mind that have put out some great bluesy songs (SRV, Janis Joplin, or even the Allman Brothers), Eric Clapton is genius but I'm not sure I would consider him strictly blues.

So in answer to your inquiry, white people can sing the blues but only sporadically.


hellooooooo, ROY BUCHANAN, and stevie ray definitly sung the blues and sung them often
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panzade
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2006 03:35 pm
It was just a "Can white men jump ?" joke

Check out England's Jo Anne Kelly, or Rory Block...2 great white blues singers.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Sat 29 Apr, 2006 05:38 pm
CarbonSystem wrote:
sublime1 wrote:
That was a joke Pan.
I have to admit I can't think of any great white blues artists. A couple come to mind that have put out some great bluesy songs (SRV, Janis Joplin, or even the Allman Brothers), Eric Clapton is genius but I'm not sure I would consider him strictly blues.

So in answer to your inquiry, white people can sing the blues but only sporadically.


hellooooooo, ROY BUCHANAN, and stevie ray definitly sung the blues and sung them often


When Panzade asked that I just drew a complete blank and that was all I could think of off the top of my head (and SRV is one of my favorite guitarists). Embarrassed
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CarbonSystem
 
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Reply Sun 30 Apr, 2006 06:57 pm
panzade wrote:
It was just a "Can white men jump ?" joke

Check out England's Jo Anne Kelly, or Rory Block...2 great white blues singers.


Please excuse my tone Panzade. I jumped the gun a bit and didn't read too thoroughly. Didn't mean to jump all over anyone on that one.
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panzade
 
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Reply Sun 30 Apr, 2006 09:06 pm
no problem...I like to stir the pot sometimes...although I am pretty cynical about white rock groups stealing old blues songs and ripping off the writers.
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JPB
 
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Reply Tue 2 May, 2006 10:51 am
I just got back from New Orleans where I caught Sonny Landreth. Wow! Sublime, he'll be in town at Fitzgeralds's on 6/30. We're probably going to go.
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yitwail
 
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Reply Tue 2 May, 2006 11:39 am
speaking of white blues singers, Mose Allison is in a class by himself. it may not be all 12 bar blues, and the accompaniment is mainly jazz, but the singing is blues, and he wrote most of his songs too. Cool in fact, for the longest time i thought he was black. Embarrassed
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 2 May, 2006 03:17 pm
yitwail wrote:
speaking of white blues singers, Mose Allison is in a class by himself. it may not be all 12 bar blues, and the accompaniment is mainly jazz, but the singing is blues, and he wrote most of his songs too. Cool in fact, for the longest time i thought he was black. Embarrassed


So true...he's a great blues singer. I've caught his show many times.

Sonny Landreth is just about the best slide player now that Duane Allman is gone. Check out his "Congo Square", a tune about the ghosts that occupy the old slave auction house in New Orleans.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 2 May, 2006 04:34 pm
Agree completely with Mose Allison's nomination.

Panz - if you had to recommend one Rory Block album which would it be?

(I've only got two and I'm curious if they're OK comparatively)
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 2 May, 2006 04:48 pm
Hinge- I was smart enough to buy a copy of her Elektra album "How To Play The Blues Guitar" back in the 70's...it's quite valuable now.

All her Rounder albums throughout the 80's are good. I caught her show in our little town about 3 years ago and bought an autographed copy of "Last Fair Deal "...she does some great Son House and Robert Johnson on there...


here's a discography...

#02)t 1975 Rory Block RCA Victor 0733

#03)i 1976 Rory Block (I'm in Love) Blue Goose 2022

#04)t 1977 Intoxication, So Bitter Sweet (r) Chrysalis 1157
#05)t 1979 You're the One Chrysalis 1233

#06)t 1978 How to Play the Blues Guitar Kicking Mule 109

#07)t 1982 * High Heeled Blues (r) Rounder 3061
#08)t 1983 * Blue Horizon (r) Rounder 3073
#09)t 1983 * Rhinestone & Steel Strings (r) Rounder 3085
#10)t 1986 * I've Got a Rock in My Sock! Rounder 3097
#11)t 1987 * Best Blues and Originals (r) Rounder 11525
#12)t 1987 * House of Hearts Rounder 3104
#13)t 1991 * Mama's Blues (r) Rounder 3117
#14)t 1992 Ain't I a Woman (r) Rounder 3120
#15)t 1994 * Angel of Mercy Rounder 3126
#16) 1995 When a Woman Gets the Blues Rounder ?
#17)t 1996 * Tornado Rounder 3140
#18)t 1997 Gone Woman Blues: The Country Blues Collection Rounder 11575
#19) 1998 Confessions of a Blues Singer Rounder 3154
#20) 2002 I'm Every Woman Rounder 3174
#21) 2002 Women in Emotion Rounder ?
#xx) 2002 Last Fair Deal Telarc ?

#22)t 1989 Turning Point (r) Munich, and Topic ?
#23)t 1989 Turning Point Aurora Productions -
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 2 May, 2006 04:52 pm
I've got 'Rock in my sock' and 'Mama's blues' - I prefer the former.
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yitwail
 
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Reply Tue 2 May, 2006 07:43 pm
had to go home, listen, and write down lyrics, but here's an actual 12 bar blues by Mose: (could be good advice for anyone goin' to Chicago this weekend Laughing)

If you're goin' up to the city
You better have some cash
If you're goin' up to the city
You better have some cash
Cause the people in the city
Don't mess around with trash

When you get up to the city
You better lock your door
When you get up to the city
You better lock your door
You know they'll take what you got boy
And then they'll ask for more

When you get up to the city
You gotta learn to shout
When you get up to the city
You gotta learn to shout
Cause if you don't stand up & holler
You're gonna get left out

And if you stay up in the city
There's just two things I hope
I said if you stay up in the city child
There's just two things I hope
That you don't take money from a woman
And you don't start messin' round with dope
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 3 May, 2006 01:35 pm
J_B wrote:
I just got back from New Orleans where I caught Sonny Landreth. Wow! Sublime, he'll be in town at Fitzgeralds's on 6/30. We're probably going to go.


I'll keep that in mind. Concert season is gearing up, have you seen anything worth mentioning on Ravinias schedule? I glanced through and saw Buddy Guy with The Robert Cray Band but not much else. Oh and Elvis Costello.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Mon 24 Jul, 2006 08:04 pm
Right now you can hear some good chicago blues by clicking HERE.

Its a local station (WXRT) that has an hour of blues every Monday at nine. They are featuring Buddy Guy tonight.
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sublime1
 
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Reply Wed 26 Aug, 2015 11:47 pm
In retrospect the correct answer is "anything on the chess record label"
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 27 Aug, 2015 08:15 am
@sublime1,
Hey! Long time no see..
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 27 Aug, 2015 12:18 pm
@ossobuco,
A whoppin 9 years...hey bud.
sublime1
 
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Reply Fri 28 Aug, 2015 07:14 pm
@panzade,
Seeing all the old screen names on FB inspired me to pop my head in.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 28 Aug, 2015 07:18 pm
@sublime1,
What are you listening to these days?
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