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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Stringbanger, Sep 29, 2019.
Go Johnny Go!!
One of mine. I do all the instruments on it. I used foam under the bridge of my P bass to get an upright sound. Guitar is a les Paul special with P 90s out of phase.
One of my all time faves:
Sounds like he cranked every knob to 10, then broke 'em off for good measure!
This sucker swings like crazy!!!
As a VERY gross set of generalizations:
Jump Blues is usually 12bar, heavy on the horns/sax, and to a lesser extend piano and guitar. The swing tends towards shuffle territory with a strong back-beat.
Rockabilly is also usually 12bar, but heavy on the guitar, lots of slap-back delay on vocals and guitar. Born in the studio. Played as a shuffle or straight eights with a strong back-beat.
Swing is jazz from the 20's-40's. The rep is standards. The swing is lighter than a shuffle, but bouncier than what later jazz went to. Swing is dance music, unlike later jazz which divorced itself from the dance floor.
As for Jive: http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/difference-between-jive-and-swing/
A few obscure ones:
I like this guy, if you get a chance go see him. Good show. Old school and Jump Blues etc.
Crazy guitar tone on the solo on this one at 2:00!
Keep them coming fellas! Thanks to all who have contributed thus far!
My ES-125 used to sound like that until I had the magnet flipped in one of the P-90s.
Nat King Cole Trio. "Jumpin' at Capitol". The great Oscar Moore on guitar:
Shuggie Otis on guitar...
Reminds me of...
... and that's a good thing!
Keely Smith is a perfect foil for Louis in this vid. He gets steadily more into the music then looks at her and it's like a bucket of cold water is thrown on his head!
I think that blues is mostly slow whining, but if you speed up the tempo and add some joy - there you have it; rhythm'n'blues / jump blues. That's what they did around 1945-1953. After that some white people came along doing the same thing and the name of the genre was changed to Rock'n' Roll!
This is maybe a bit to more swinging style, but an awesome piece of history:
Great!!! Definitely jumpin', but the changes are more like Topsy than any blues
Yep, he liked cheap guitars. Here is Nick playing a $130 SX guitar with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Of course, I am sure he knew how to tweak/mod cheap guitars to get the most out of them.
Here is my favorite modern jump band. Rick Estrin and the Night Cats with a killer Swedish guitar player Kid Andersen. Kid has a recording studio called Greaseland Records (out of his house in the Bay area of California). He has recorded and produced some amazing modern blues records.