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Blues Links - take Max back to his roots

Joe Offer 22 Feb 01 - 02:08 PM
Sorcha 22 Feb 01 - 02:12 PM
Justa Picker 22 Feb 01 - 02:37 PM
katlaughing 22 Feb 01 - 02:41 PM
SINSULL 22 Feb 01 - 03:10 PM
Mary in Kentucky 22 Feb 01 - 03:16 PM
MMario 22 Feb 01 - 03:26 PM
Max 22 Feb 01 - 03:30 PM
Joe Offer 22 Feb 01 - 03:34 PM
Mary in Kentucky 22 Feb 01 - 03:37 PM
Steve Latimer 22 Feb 01 - 03:40 PM
SINSULL 22 Feb 01 - 03:40 PM
Max 22 Feb 01 - 04:06 PM
SINSULL 22 Feb 01 - 04:39 PM
Jon Freeman 22 Feb 01 - 04:54 PM
Steve Latimer 22 Feb 01 - 04:55 PM
SINSULL 22 Feb 01 - 04:58 PM
Steve Latimer 22 Feb 01 - 05:02 PM
Giac 22 Feb 01 - 05:18 PM
AllisonA(Animaterra) 22 Feb 01 - 05:56 PM
SINSULL 22 Feb 01 - 08:02 PM
Stewie 22 Feb 01 - 09:15 PM
Bill D 22 Feb 01 - 11:12 PM
Lonesome EJ 22 Feb 01 - 11:24 PM
Katcina 23 Feb 01 - 07:23 PM
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Subject: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 02:08 PM

Some of you may not even be aware that Max, our Beloved Founder, started the Mudcat Cafe as a blues site. Poor Max has been outnumbered by us folkies. Lately, he's taken to singing out of Rise Up Singing, and he's threatened to start singing Gordon Bok songs. His next step might be to run off and join the New Christy Minstrels. After that, he'll grow a beard and let his hair go grey and balding, and he'll wear bifocals and act like he's fifty. It's quite clear to me that poor Max is in a blues funk.

I can't bear to see this terrible thing happen to him, and I think it's our obligation to give him a dose of the blues. I found a great site today, the Blue Flame Cafe, which should give Max many happy hours (it's listed on our links page, and a search of our links page for blues will give lots more). Another is Harry's Blues Lyrics, and Vital's Blues Online.

Anybody else got blues links for poor Max?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Sorcha
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 02:12 PM

Ah, me, I do know about the Blue Blues.......here's one:

Blues Lyrics On Line


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Justa Picker
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 02:37 PM

Taj Mahal Online This is Taj's official site run by him and a few friends. You can talk directly to him via e-mail. (I've done it.)

Reverend Gary Davis website, with some great interviews and more.

Tonnes of blues and fingerpicking tabs and lyrics by the masters here. You'll need a copy (free) of Guitar Pro Tab Reader for these tabs.

Some Josh White info.

Hopefully I'll think of some others to add as well.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 02:41 PM

Oh, great, Joe, NOW you've done it! It'll be nothing BUT blues on Mudcat Radio for a long while! **BG**

Great Links, really. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:10 PM

I put a Rev. Gary Davis LP up on the auction. Maybe I should let Max have it. He can sit in a corner and rock with it.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:16 PM

Official B.B. King Website

The Lead Belly Page

Muddy Waters


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: MMario
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:26 PM

interesting


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Max
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:30 PM

Thanks Joe and everyone. You don't have to worry about me, I can take it. Listening to Gordon Bok gives me the blues, so that works. It's all very similar really. My thoughts right this moment are that Blues reads like the Bible while folk reads like an instruction manual for putting a bicycle together, but they both have sincere meaning. Blues uses more metaphor, symbolism, innuendo, allusion, and musicality, while folk is more literal and intellectual. If you don't listen and rationalize the lyrics of a folk song and a blues song, which one would you like better?

Is that enough to start an argument?


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:34 PM

mutter, mutter, mutter....

Gee, you try to be nice to the guy, and then he insults Saint Gordon Bok...

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:37 PM

I don't pay attention to the lyrics anyway...give me a folk tune any day!


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:40 PM

I originally came to Mudcat looking for Blues Lyrics. I'm not really a big fan of folk (gasp) and would love to see more blues on this forum.

Here's one of my heroes, (can't blueclickeything, sorry)

http://johnnywinter.com


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 03:40 PM

Blues... lyrics???? mumble mumble broke...mumble mumble jilted...mumble mumble holes in my shoes. Kind of like Old Blevins after a root canal.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Max
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 04:06 PM

For instance: this is a pretty good analysis of Love in Vain by Robert Johnson.

I have very little blues that is hard to understand. I feel that is a conclusion based on lack of exposure to real blues. Or perhaps a cultural difference that is hard to get past. These are black men and women from the deep south with little or no education and certainly no exposure to white folks from the north. I am sure they understand each other quite well.

Hell, it took me an hour before I could understand a single word out of Bill Sables. Point is, I did not remove any validity from Bill's music because of this.

It took me a couple of years to get past the recording quality, odd sounds, passion, technique, etc. of the blues before I got to the lyrics. What I found was brilliant. Deep and universal emotion and experience told in a such a way that their uneducated peers in the juke joints and fields could understand… could feel.

Blues is emotional, folk is intellectual.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 04:39 PM

That was a joke, Max. Father Gordon Bok has instructed me to say I am sorry and recite 5 Our Fathers and 5 Hail Marys and spend Saturday night at B.B. King's club in Manhattan. Am I allowed to say that I don't like listening to Taj Majal if I admit a fondness for Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Bessie Smith, and Roy Bookbinder? I don't want to risk a crumbled cookie.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 04:54 PM

>Blues is emotional, folk is intellectual

I think it is more a case of both are whatever each of us makes of them. My biggest love in folk music is the dance music (or the diddle-de-dees) which has no words to analyse or think about. Those tunes can certainly get to my emotions though.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 04:55 PM

SINSULL,

Thou shalt not dis' Taj Mahal.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 04:58 PM

wELL sTEVE, i WILL PROBABLY BE EXCOMMUNICATED FOR THIS BUT THE REASON i AM SELLING THE rEV. D. LP IS THAT I CAN'T STAND LISTENING TO IT! Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 05:02 PM

SINSULL,

Blasphemy.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Giac
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 05:18 PM

Oh god! I'd love to see (and hear) more blues here.

I probably got this link from Mudcat in the first place, but it's a good place to visit:

Junior's


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 05:56 PM

I have a feeling Max knows about this one, but here's The Juke Joint.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 08:02 PM

We have had some talented blues performers on Paltalk recently. Remember bluesmen and his harmonica? Maybe we can schedule an all blues night. And a blues concert? Clifton who is Dan could manage one easily with a little convincing. And Annamill has a voice to die for when she chooses.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Stewie
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 09:15 PM

Try this one:

Blues Sites

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 11:12 PM

boy, Stewie, that place sets cookies and javascripts like there's no tomorrow!...if a site don't explain WHY, I tend to stay away


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Feb 01 - 11:24 PM

Hey Max, you come out to Denver April 21, sit in with my band Terraplane. We get ourselves down on some blues, my man!


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Katcina
Date: 23 Feb 01 - 07:23 PM

We have had several exceptional blues musicians in the Mudcat Song Circle and I always love when they show up. I love both Folk and Blues. I find both can be very emotional and I always listen to the words of songs.


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Mountain Dog
Date: 14 Mar 01 - 05:26 PM

Here's another interesting link to a bevy of blues-related pages.

Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: ddw
Date: 15 Mar 01 - 12:23 AM

Well, I don't know about Max, but you guys have sure made my day! Thanks for the links, everybody.

david


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 11:08 PM

refresh (nice thread)


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Subject: RE: Blues Links - take Max back to his roots
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 05:04 AM

Bluesworld.com is one of my favourite sites. I can 'waste' a lot of time here.

Brian


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