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Thread #13506 Message #111921
Posted By: The Resonator
06-Sep-99 - 05:15 PM
Thread Name: Delta Blues CD from Starbucks
Subject: RE: Delta Blues CD from Starbucks
I'd have to agree with those who said only half of that CD is "Delta" blues. Joe Williams singing "Baby Please Don't Go" isn't in the delta style, neither is anything by Mississippi John Hurt, who was born in the delta. Seems to me "Delta" blues has become shorthand for any blues or rag style played on acoustic guitar in the same way "Chicago" blues has come to mean anything on electric guitar. Ain't that America? Peace.