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Thread #160723 Message #3858269
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
01-Jun-17 - 06:45 AM
Thread Name: Talking blues and spoken country songs?
Subject: RE: Talking blues and spoken country songs?
i suppose the first talking blues i ever heard was Lonnie Donnegan's Talking Guitar Blues, which was adapted from an American artist's, I believe.
Then I suppose it was Dylan - I Shall be Free and Talking World WAr THree. i think Dylan got it mainly through Woody.
Its clever and language based and urbane. THeres something austere and structured about the three chord discipline, which i like. Almost a disclaimer to great knowledge = 'don't know much, but i can tell you this!'