History of Music

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MeDotOrg wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 9:14 pm


When you hear about the song Strange Fruit, most people think of Billie Holiday. Nina Simone's live performance is the most unforgettable for me.

Give it a listen on YouTube.
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On the history of Music. Oh man.

I am not a historian. I am not a musician. I play guitars and I like to understand a bit about the past. I will never be an expert at music or history.

I love the Delta Blues. I like the music of Mississippi Fred McDowell more than Robert Johnson. I like the old slide players who wore picks on three fingers and their thumbs. I like the combination of the slide with fretted strings and chords, which is probably why I never really got into the lap steels and Hawaiian style slide guitars.

My kids learned to play BB King licks and learned the scales that he used. I think I learned to love those scales more because my kids played them and not so much because they were awesome or important to anything. What I have taken from those years of learning music with the kids is this.... the blues is everywhere and understanding the scales and bars of the blues makes all kinds of music more interesting. Particularly, The Stones and Black Sabbath and Jimmy Page. There was something respectful about those guys, even if it came off as a bit of a rip off to some historians. I think what Keith and Rhodes and others have done with the blues scales is a tribute and not a grift. I respect them for it and I think the world is a better place.

oh... and Malcolm and Angus too. Those guys got it. BOTH of them got it.
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Jersey Girl wrote:
Tue Jul 26, 2022 4:39 am

I had to use a different video of the same song. They're using the same instruments, Keith isn't using the same Telecaster that he used in the previous video I showed you. He's not using the fuzz pedal.

So the same drum set, guitars and no fuzz pedal or fuzz box.

I think the additional instruments I mentioned were used for Sympathy for the Devil only at Hyde Park '69. They aren't being used for Satisfaction.
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Binger, I agree with you that white guys making the most they can of the material of the blues is a tribute and a respectable good use of good ideas.

A tough as nails portrait of Robert Johnson, ok, sounds like something to keep.

I do have a guitar and play some blues for my own fun and expression. I am not a musician, just have some love of the music.
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Who is your favorite guitarist from one of the sub-genres?

Rockabilly
Early Rock
Blues
Hard Rock
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huckelberry wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:40 am
Binger, I agree with you that white guys making the most they can of the material of the blues is a tribute and a respectable good use of good ideas.

A tough as nails portrait of Robert Johnson, ok, sounds like something to keep.

I do have a guitar and play some blues for my own fun and expression. I am not a musician, just have some love of the music.
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doubtingthomas wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:00 am
Who is your favorite guitarist from one of the sub-genres?

Rockabilly
Early Rock
Blues
Hard Rock
Blues - If I could play like anyone - Keith
Early Rock - (younger than the Stones) - Les Paul
Hard Rock - hmmmmm...... Angus? Is that hard enough? Or is that just the blues? Otherwise, Tony Iommi and Rhodes.
Rockabilly - Kid Rock, LOL.

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doubtingthomas wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:00 am
Who is your favorite guitarist from one of the sub-genres?

Rockabilly
Early Rock
Blues
Hard Rock
Who's your favorite guitarist from each of these subgenres?
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doubtingthomas wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:00 am
Who is your favorite guitarist from one of the sub-genres?
Rockabilly~Keith Richards
Early Rock~Keith Richards
Blues~Keith Richards
Hard Rock~Keith Richards
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