Blues Only!

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  1. dave@aDave

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    I'm primarily a hard core Country & Western guy. Songs have to have drinking, cheating, Momma, pickup trucks or trains. There hasn't been a decent C&W song since 1965. Don't even talk about the stuff that's put out now. Billy Joe Shaver's "Ragged Old Truck" being an exception. It can be called a "blues" song.

    Having said that,

    It's hard to beat Big Momma Thornton. She was the first to record "Hound Dog". Then some guy named Elvis got hold of it. She also wrote "Ball and Chain". Some say for Janis Joplin (best take was at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival). Etta James had some success with it also.

    Got to give Momma's take of "Gonna Leave You" a try.

    Some may disagree, but Richard Wagner could be considered a blues writer. Give "Tristan und Isolde" a chance (). Rest up before tackling it. Bring snacks and beverages, it's over 4 hours long.

    Don't forget "Apocalypse Now" with Robert Duvall. The background music for the helicopter attack is from Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries". One of the helicopter pilots is none other than R. Lee ("The Gunny") Ermy.

    Its amazing how you can tie all of this together. Especially with some Wild Turkey.
     
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  2. ronsatspokane

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    Seems like there are some blues fans here abouts. Good stuff.
     
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  3. R.Morehouse

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    Then There's This....Turn It UP.....;)
     
  4. Concha

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    Frank Zappa "Shut up and play yer guitar. Black Napkins in my top 50 all time. Some don't get it though. Zoot Alures... his best commercial album. Hard to believe his music wasn't drug induced.
     
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  5. Ringostar

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    I like Panic a lot, but consider them a jam band like Phish, the Dead and the Tubes.
     
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  6. USMCDOC

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    Says that the band was The Nortons, but really it is Trampled Under Foot
     
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  8. Trevor60

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    Blind Willie Johnson - Dark was the night cold was the ground
     
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    This one is different, I found her in the last yr. Definitely not classic blues stuff, but I dig it. This one is from her second album.



    and I do love me some guitar blues, but Dr. John and his NOLA style just makes me smile....

     
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  10. Don

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    The other King >
     
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    More R. L. Burnside!!

     
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    Lonnie Mack!


    And don't forget Roy Buchannon
     
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    Well, as per my previous post, I was cranking on the tunes last night in my shop, it is 300 feet from my house, I went in the house about 11pm, wife says... "was that music, that loud, really necessary?" I replied "YES". Thanks everyone for sharing your favorite tunes. Made for an enjoyable night of cleaning.
     
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  18. Concha

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    Here you go Gerald.

     
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