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Thread #131081 Message #2955095
Posted By: DonMeixner
30-Jul-10 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
Subject: RE: Who's THE most over-rated 'legend'?
It is always a little dangerous to go after others legends. For instance, I was pilloried a bit because I mentioned once that I thought Jimmie Rodgers was not a particularly great yodeler and that Robert Johnson was not a fabulous guitarist. Those were opinions for which I was hammered, called names,and reviled. Jimmie and Robert weren't particularly great as either a guitarist or a yodeler, they were pretty good and I stand by that. There were at the the time better. They were pretty good and played some new stuff that was unique to a large extent.
But that isn't what make them legendary. What makes them legendary is how their individual take on music effected the course of things musically and the musicians that followed.