It is currently Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:46 pm
This is as good as it gets
For example, I don't know why I like Sonny Boy Williamson so much. He was a disgusting, drunken old letch and nearly all his songs are just straight 12 bars but there's something about his music that just moves me
howard male wrote:
Secondly, you mention the 12 bar thing which has always been the biggest hurdle for me with the blues.
Whenever anyone says do you want to come and see this great blues band, I always assume they'll be 12 barring.
garth cartwright wrote: PS Adam, blues is the Renaissance of Western music. Consider: Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family and Hank Williams all based their music on what they learned from black bluesmen so creating country music as we know it. Many a jazz player first learnt barrelhouse blues - Louis Armstrong's singing and playing: so blues inspired! Billie Holiday learned all she needed from Bessie Smith. Thomas Dorsey, who invented modern gospel composition, started out as a blues pianist/songwriter. The likes of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dylan and The Stones all used blues as the basis for much of their sound. I'll be intersted in anyone else's thoughts on the matter!
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