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    Robert Johnson to the Black Keys. Talk about blues here.

    It is my opinion that any serious rock and roll fan has to at least go through a phase where the blues is an important part of what you listen to. I mean if all you want to do is bop along to daft punk, don't bother, but otherwise I think it's a good idea.

    my own tastes:

    Like: John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Black Keys

    ok: BB King, Eric Clapton (the earlier the better, pretty much)

    dislike: not much. Led Zeppelin's mangling of old blues songs on their first two albums, I guess.



    anyway. if you like the blues you can discuss here.
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    i just noticed shes a lefty playing a right handed guitar and that the strings haven't even been changed...*jaw drops*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nipples View Post


    i just noticed shes a lefty playing a right handed guitar and that the strings haven't even been changed...*jaw drops*
    Elizabeth Cotten was Pete Seeger's nanny. true story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Elizabeth Cotten was Pete Seeger's nanny. true story.
    i did not know that.



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    TomAz, you're still sore because I said I wouldn't run into you at Coach due to your taste VS mine in the lineup this year, aren't you?
    "Boppin' to Daft Punk?" Hey, it's more fun than a pacemaker! LOL
    On occassion, I still pull out my rock n' blues selections...Sorry, but Led Zeppelin tops my list, followed by Aerosmith... namely Joe "Motherfucking" Perry. (His last solo disc was full of the blues.)
    Not favorites, but how about Rolling Stones and Doobie Brothers? And my first concert experience ever...Elvis Presley!
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROKENDOLL View Post
    TomAz, you're still sore because I said I wouldn't run into you at Coach due to your taste VS mine in the lineup this year, aren't you?
    "Boppin' to Daft Punk?" Hey, it's more fun than a pacemaker! LOL
    On occassion, I still pull out my rock n' blues selections...Sorry, but Led Zeppelin tops my list, followed by Aerosmith... namely Joe "Motherfucking" Perry. (His last solo disc was full of the blues.)
    Not favorites, but how about Rolling Stones and Doobie Brothers? And my first concert experience ever...Elvis Presley!

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    Default Re: The blues thread

    I start a thread about Muddy Waters and BD responds with the Doobie Brothers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I start a thread about Muddy Waters and BD responds with the Doobie Brothers.
    TomAz starts a thread about Muddy Waters and now I'm up Shit Creek is more like it.
    Its like the Infinite Monkey Theorem, if you put X amount of monkeys in a room with a typewriter and ask them to give you Shakespeare 99% of them will fling their shit at you while the other 1% will masturbate in the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BROKENDOLL View Post
    TomAz starts a thread about Muddy Waters and now I'm up Shit Creek is more like it.
    this is not the Tom Waits thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    Mississippi John Hurt.
    One of my favorites.


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    damn you tom for starting this thread i need to run errands today and now i'm stuck youtubing videos of charlie patton, skip james, son house and lightning hopkins etc
    Oh, wow, I quoted these whilst reading the thread and didn't even realize you wrote both of these. Charlie Patton, Skip James (I listened to him today because of this thread) and Son House would all be on my short list.

    I don't really know much or much about Lightning Hopkins, though.
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    I really like the blues but am very ignorant about them at the same time. I fully plan to fix that with this thread though.

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    I've recently been introduced to Bessie Smith. she's so awesome.


    my favorites are Robert J, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the White Stripes (yeah, i said it).
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    I went through a phase of listening to lots of classic blues until I had pretty much got the jist of everything. I felt the need to educate myself. But I let go of it after awhile.

    I still hold Blind Willie McTell very close to my heart. Easily one of my favorite artists of all time of any genre. His voice and his guitar playing are just really sweet and beautiful, and not in a haunting way like Robert Johnson has. And his songwriting is pretty legendary too. I think he's just perfect.






    Quote Originally Posted by zenidogx View Post
    my favorites are Robert J, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and the White Stripes (yeah, i said it).
    Uhhh I think you're a little bit confused there zeni.... that is the genre called jazz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    I still hold Blind Willie McTell very close to my heart. Easily one of my favorite artists of all time of any genre. His voice and his guitar playing are just really sweet and beautiful, and not in a haunting way like Robert Johnson has. And his songwriting is pretty legendary too. I think he's just perfect.
    and I know one thing
    nobody can sing
    them blues like Blind Willie McTell
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post

    Uhhh I think you're a little bit confused there zeni.... that is the genre called jazz.
    can't have jazz without the blues. davis, coltrane, and ellington have some select work that is very deep. i can't find a good version of it on youtube, but look for "Black and Tan Fantasy" by Duke Ellington.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zenidogx View Post
    can't have jazz without the blues. davis, coltrane, and ellington have some select work that is very deep. i can't find a good version of it on youtube, but look for "Black and Tan Fantasy" by Duke Ellington.
    You can't find almost any kind of popular music without the blues. That does not make Duke Ellington blues.
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    I don't think of bebop as blues.

    I think the White Stripes do a good job with blues.

    I don't know much about Bessie Smith.
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    Mississippi John Hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post


    Mississippi John Hurt.


    Just because that video went down and no blues thread should go without some Mississippi John Hurt. His playing is so fluid and uninhibited; Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings is one of the most incredible, raw collections of music I've ever heard.

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    I think the White Stripes do a good job with blues.
    I agree. That is what attracted me to them originally. They inject a lot of much-needed originality into their 12-bar blues, and it works.

    The Black Keys just put me to sleep on the other hand...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    I agree. That is what attracted me to them originally. They inject a lot of much-needed originality into their 12-bar blues, and it works.

    The Black Keys just put me to sleep on the other hand...
    What songs by the white stripes are "bluesy?"

    I don't really listen to the stripes but I haven't heard the blues in the songs I've heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    What songs by the white stripes are "bluesy?"

    I don't really listen to the stripes but I haven't heard the blues in the songs I've heard.
    a lot esp. their earlier stuff. An obvious one is their cover of son house's death letter. Which seriously rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Gribble View Post
    What songs by the white stripes are "bluesy?"

    I don't really listen to the stripes but I haven't heard the blues in the songs I've heard.
    About 50% of their first 2 albums are. And the same for Elephant, their 4th album.

    "Ball & Biscuit" is the classic bluesy Stripes track. If I had to throw out a few more reccomendations, their cover of Son House's "Death Letter" is pretty legendary, "When I Hear My Name" is epic, and "Girl You Have No Faith in Medicine" and "Let's Build a Home" are more upbeat, punky blues songs that are really fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pancakespancakes View Post
    About 50% of their first 2 albums are. And the same for Elephant, their 4th album.

    "Ball & Biscuit" is the classic bluesy Stripes track. If I had to throw out a few more reccomendations, their cover of Son House's "Death Letter" is pretty legendary, "When I Hear My Name" is epic, and "Girl You Have No Faith in Medicine" and "Let's Build a Home" are more upbeat, punky blues songs that are really fun.
    haha pancakes we think too similarly i just posted a video of the stripes covering death letter live.
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    I've got ramblin'. I've got ramblin' on my miiiiiind.
    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    Has Pitchfork revealed it's top 200 covers by Arcade Fire yet?

    Ty Segall - 9/5 - The Mohawk
    Seth Troxler - 9/5 - Vulcan Gas Company
    Black Lips/King Khan & BBQ Show - 9/12 - J. Lorraine Ghost Town
    DJ Shadow/Cut Chemist - 9/18 - Moody Theater
    Bonobo (DJ set) - 10/10 - The Mohawk
    Caribou - 11/23 - The Mohawk

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    Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder. Please get the rest of this honky pap away from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monklish View Post
    Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder. Please get the rest of this honky pap away from me.
    good call on Taj Mahal. i've gotta see him perform before he Carlins on me.


    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    I don't know much about Bessie Smith.
    try finding her version of 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
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    Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign

    This is one of the best blues albums I've ever heard. Clapton ripped off these licks left and right for Disraeli Gears.
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    Muddy Waters...
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