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Innovative Blues?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by PastorJay, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. mabinogeon

    mabinogeon Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    It's hard to top this one, even though it came out in '68:
     
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  3. wabashslim

    wabashslim Friend of Leo's

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    In a Guitar Player interview back then Wah-Wah Watson said Wolf rolled up to him with hate in his eyes and snarled, "why don't you throw them wah-wahs and all that other **** in the lake on your way to the barbershop?" But after the album had been selling well for a while his tone softened a bit!
     
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    wabashslim Friend of Leo's

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    I like this. Has Paul Simon recorded with them yet?
     
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    Tab Benoit has got some really good stuff Screenshot_20191216-152158.png
     
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    I don't care if somebody's blues are innovative, it's never what the blues were for. The blues are about catharsis, speaking pain to gain hope.
     
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    Robert Cray is very much alive. Check here for tour dates.
     
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    Music is for whatever you want it to be. Even putting it into a box, I guess.
     
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    To write cheesy lyrics about shopping at malls to their music?
     
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    I don't think anyone who doesn't play guitar even knows who half these bands/artists are.

    Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gary Clark Jr especially are the only ones audiences probably know about.

    Gary Clark Jr. checks off as being an answer to the question being asked cause he's angry about stuff that should make people feel blue. I think that's more important than the # of licks the guitar player has.

    The idea of drunks in a bar expecting the bar band to play Robben Ford is pretty amusing.
     
  11. Andy B

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    Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
    Eric Gales
    Samantha Fish
     
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    Always liked how on this album he's really experimenting with layers of sound while sticking to the gut-bucket groove...
     
  13. fendrguitplayr

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    Yea, but it happens.
     
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    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    The Grateful Dead is not a Blues Band in any way, shape or form. Lets put that to rest.
     
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    I like a lot of this world beat music. No one I know seems to even know about it though. But we drift...
     
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    I just saw them on the news!

     
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    Come on ... Robert Cray! I just saw him a few weeks ago. He's still incredible!!!
     
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    For better or worse, the Blues were never intended to Evolve.
    That's why they still sound the same, mostly.

    Enjoy them for what they are.
     
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    Okay, I just had to do this - borrowed liberally from the classic musical, OKLAHOMA!

    Pore Robert's daid,
    Pore Robert Cray is daid,
    All gather 'round his cawfin now and cry
    He had a heart of gold
    And he wasn't very old
    Oh why did such a feller have to die?
    Pore Robert's daid
    Pore Robert Cray is daid,
    He's lookin' oh so peaceful and serene
    He's all laid out to rest
    With his hands acrost his chest
    His fingernails have never been so clean!

    Then the preacher'd get up and he'd say:
    Folks, we are gathered here to moan
    and groan over our brother Robert Cray,
    Who hung hisself up by a rope in his smokehouse
    Then there'd be weepin' and wailin'...
    from some of those women. Then he'd say:
    Robert was the most misunderstood man in this here territory.
    People used to think he was a mean ugly feller and they called
    Him a dirty skunk and an ornery pig stealer
    But the folks that really knowed him.
    Knowed that beneath them two dirty shirts he always wore
    There beat a heart as big as all outdoors
    As big as all outdoors.
    Robert Cray loved his feller man
    He loved hes feller man

    Curly (Spoken):
    He loved the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.
    He loved the mice and the vermin in the barns, and he treated
    The rats like equals, which was right. And he loved little children.
    He loved everybody and everything in the whole world!
    Only he never let on, so nobody ever knowed it.

    Pore Robert's Daid
    Pore Robert Cray is daid
    His friends'll weep and wail for miles around
    The daisies in the dell
    Will give out a different smell
    Because Pore Robert's underneath the ground.
    Pore Robert's daid
    A Candle lights his haid
    He's layin' in a cawfin made of wood
    And folks are feelin' sad
    Cause they useter treat him bad
    But now they know their friend is gone for good
    Pore Robert's Daid a candle lights his haid!
    He's lookin' oh so purty and so nice
    He looks like he's asleep,
    It's a shame that he won't keep
    But it's summer and we're running out of ice.
     
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