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Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz

Beer 24 Aug 09 - 10:24 PM
Bill D 24 Aug 09 - 10:29 PM
Beer 24 Aug 09 - 10:38 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 24 Aug 09 - 10:47 PM
Peace 25 Aug 09 - 07:14 PM
pdq 25 Aug 09 - 07:49 PM
GUEST 25 Aug 09 - 08:07 PM
mrdux 26 Aug 09 - 01:41 AM
GUEST,Nick 26 Aug 09 - 07:44 PM
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Subject: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: Beer
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:24 PM

Here are my hero's:
Folk
Bob Dylan
John Prine
Gordon Lightfoot
Arlo

Blues
?
?
?

Rock & Roll
Elvis
Buddy
The Beatles

Country
Hank Williams
Kris Kristofferson
Johnny Horton

Jazz
?
?
?

You all know that the Country, Rock and Folk can have many many more that have had a lasting imprint. But my real question is, who would you consider the best of the best in Blues and Jazz? I'll be honest and I apologize for my ignorance. I don't have a clue.   I like B.B. King and I have always liked Frank Sinatra.   But here I am completely ignorant of this Blues and Jazz.
Beer (adrien)


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:29 PM

*grin*.... except for Hank Williams, I wouldn't consider any of them representative of the categories.


Yeah, I know...scholars bicker differ.


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: Beer
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:38 PM

lol.
ad.


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 10:47 PM

For blues, I'd have to include:
   Mississippi John Hurt
   Lightnin' Hopkins
   Jesse Fuller
   Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry

For Jazz, there are way too many. Personal favorites off the top of my head:
   Gerry Mulligan
   Stanley Turrentine
   Gene Harris
   Stan Getz
   Thelonius Monk
   Carmen McRae
   Ella
   Louis
   George Van Epps
   
Jerry


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: Peace
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 07:14 PM

Miles Davis.


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: pdq
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 07:49 PM

George Van Eps?

He could also be considered the father of Folk Revival fingerpicking, along with his followers Merl Travis and Chet Atkins.


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 09 - 08:07 PM

that's a nice question, and I like that you've only left us 3 options for each.

Given the names you've named, I would have to say:

Jazz:
Thelonious Monk
(try Brilliant Corners, or either of the Genius of Modern Music comps)
Duke Ellington (any compilation, but Such Sweet Thunder will do for a work of unparalleled impressionistic genius, if a little untypical of Ellington in some ways)
Charles Mingus (the Town Hall concert) Because it summarises so much of early 60s soul/R&B in a beautifully sophisticated and at the same time savage way)

Blues
Robert Johnson (The Complete Recordings - you can get this on Amazon for next to nothing so this should be yr essential purchase whatever anyone says. But as it happens, he's pretty much IT as far as blues guitar stylists go
Mississippi John Hurt - others have already recommended stuff by him . They're right!
Narrowing it down to a 3rd choice is impossible. I mean, you should hear some Blind Lemon Jefferson, some Scrapper Blackwell, some Mance Lipscomb, some Lightnin Hopkins, all sorts of things. But speaking entirely personally, get some Pink Anderson. That's who I got into, purely arbtrarily, after Johnson and others, and he's a useful guitarist to listen to.
    Please note that anonymous posting is no longer allowed at Mudcat. Use a consistent name [in the 'from' box] when you post, or your messages risk being deleted.
    Thanks.
    -Joe Offer-

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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: mrdux
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 01:41 AM

for jazz, i'd have to add:
Count Basie
Lester Young
Charlie Parker
Clifford Brown
Max Roach
Sonny Rollins
John Coltrane
Billie Holliday
Sarah Vaughan
as well as strong agreement on Armstrong, Ellington, Monk and Mingus. and Miles.


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 07:44 PM

Currently because it changes:

Blues

Coco Montoya
Albert Collins
Peter Green

Jazz

Art Pepper
Kenny Burrell
Jim Hall and Bill Evans
Miles Davis


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: Amos
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 07:53 PM

It astonishes me to see no-one has listed Dave Brubeck, who brought jazz to wide renown in the Fifties and is still producing and performing today.


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Subject: RE: Folk, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Jazz
From: Beer
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 11:19 PM

Olddude started a thread about Dave van Ronk. Now would Dave be considered a Blues player/musician?
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