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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by tomnardozza, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. 24 track

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    I dont neccessarily agree here ( obviously) but i value a different point of view , I would be in awe in front of any of these guys , so much to see and learn from , there is no wrong answer here,
     
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    I'm not really convinced by anything anybody says. Everybody tries too hard to impress everybody else and I'm sick of it.
     
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  3. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Friend of Leo's

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    Just sharing some thoughts, b. It’s really kind of embarrassing to talk about taste sometimes but I can’t get past the loving to hear myself talk about myself.
     
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    Most old blues I find to be a crashing bore, however gems like this make me perk up. There are a few greats like Mississippi Fred McDowell worth a listen.
     
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    What about people lying that they listen to mp3s of modern music, but secretly listen only to AIFFs?
     
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    I do listen to low-quality old recordings. Early orchestra and big band music that was recorded with a single microphone has a lovely sound quality.

    Good music doesn't need super-high audio resolution.
     
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    Texicaster Friend of Leo's

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    Yep....

    I remember back ~1980 when I bought a Robert Johnson album...Didn't sound anything like Clapton!

    :D
     
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    There are no modern day blues masters. It's a dead art and the best examples of it were from well back before Clapton ever recorded a note (I mean, Clapton himself is ancient history, but that's another topic)
     
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    I disagree.

    ;)
     
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    well bless yore heart.
     
  11. blowtorch

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    I honestly feel bad for you guys, It's like you're listening to Pat Boone do a Little Richard song, and preferring Pat :)
     
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    ...I should probably stay outta this one..
     
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    Why do you think that? Because you don't like it? Maybe you're really a rock fan.
     
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    Hmmm... So, either I listen to old blues, and don't know anything about it, or... I want to "show my blues knowledge", but don't really listen to it?? o_O

    So, I shouldn't mention RJ, for fear of being, what, pretentious? Or, mention RJ then attempt to prove I'm worthy? :confused:

    Hmmm... I'm guessing you aren't impressed with my questions. :(

    Kinda troll-y, guys...IMHO. YMMV. NBTBALFTR!
     
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    Blues performances these days, it's like those guys who dress up for those civil war battle re-enactments
     
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    If you're asking the question, you shouldn't have to guess.
     
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    Alright, alright, spread out.

    I won't proffer an opinion on those who listen to--or say they do listen to--what or whom, but I'll drop one name: Steve Cushing, who has done a blues radio show for 40 years called Blues Before Sunrise that covers the entire genre, from the earliest-known, almost inaudibly scratchy recordings of blues artists, up until 1970 or so. Much of the focus is on the intersection between jazz and blues by Duke Ellington, Wynonie Harris, Fats Waller, Jimmy Rushing, and many other bands in Harlem, Chicago, Kansas City, and the West Coast prior to the Great Migration from the South to the North, but covers the electric blues of the period afterward as well.

    It's syndicated on terrestrial radio across the country, and available on TuneIn: http://tun.in/pei8O
     
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    The old guys are awesome and the recordings are cool historical artifacts. I don't wanna hear pops and clicks in mono ALL the time, but for that genre at that time it doesn't bug me at all; it's part of the experience.

    I got into the blues through SRV and guys like that, and then I dug backwards from there; I don't imagine that's a very unusual trajectory.

    So what I'm sayin is no I ain't convinced of the OP as a generalization, and I've personally not interacted with anybody individually who I thought was just "pretending" to like that older stuff.

    I don't go to blues jams though; is that where you might pick up this idea?
     
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    Well, Clapton playing real blues from the soul is ancient history. Clapton still plays around but he's like a caricature of himself.

    I'm not impressed by your post

    :)
     
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    At least you're giving them credit. Led Zep stole their songs and still hasn't bothered to do so.
     
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