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Old December 9th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jingle Bell Rock is not Rock

Bobby Helms is a country singer. I pegged it as Western Swing, but Wikipedia calls it Rockabilly. Splitting genre hairs, but definitely not rock.

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Old December 10th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter. My daughter likes it:

"Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bell Rock and Jingle Bell Rock"

And then the lyrics get as weird as a 3 year old can make them.

Good lesson version here:
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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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musical genres are created by non musicians.
paying attention to them is to miss the point.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Bobby Helms is a country singer. I pegged it as Western Swing, but Wikipedia calls it Rockabilly. Splitting genre hairs, but definitely not rock.
It used to be.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was accidentally in the middle of a Love Parade in Zurich, with a half million people. They had flatbed trucks set up every block or so, each playing different beats. I saw a poster that listed all of the sub-sub-sub-genres, like Jungle, Drum n Bass, Chicago House, Acid House, and 30 more. That represents a pretty cool level of awareness.

And Blues in the Night is not blues.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So you're saying that Jimmy Jazz is not jazz? And Satisfy My Soul is not soul???
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Let's ask Billy Idol.

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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Rockabilly is Rock but not all Rock is Rockabilly. That is me, missing the point
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Here's a heavier version of JBR

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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Music is a continuum and there is a commonality in every genre. It is a major part of the human experience. Get to know the history of music better and the genres will begin to fade away.
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yeah but it's fun to argue about what is what
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I haven't yet played in a single band where we didn't make up a genre on our own, to describe what we were doing (or trying to do).
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funny...to my ear...that songs rocks!
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Old December 10th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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At the time I would say it was on the pop side of rock and roll. There wasn't a genre called "rock" yet. "Rock" was usually a verb, and more often followed by "roll" somewhere not far after.

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