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What have you people DONE to me?!?

Big Ballad Singer 01 Aug 11 - 12:36 PM
fat B****rd 01 Aug 11 - 03:10 PM
DrugCrazed 01 Aug 11 - 03:27 PM
Georgiansilver 01 Aug 11 - 04:02 PM
Big Ballad Singer 01 Aug 11 - 04:23 PM
Jeri 01 Aug 11 - 04:48 PM
GUEST,leeneia 02 Aug 11 - 10:17 AM
olddude 02 Aug 11 - 10:34 AM
Big Ballad Singer 02 Aug 11 - 06:06 PM
Mrrzy 02 Aug 11 - 06:13 PM
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Will Fly 03 Aug 11 - 06:15 AM
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Subject: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Big Ballad Singer
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 12:36 PM

I posted a few months back that I didn't think Leadbelly was all that great. I posited that many white musicians and record-company people of his era were just as enthralled with his 'authenticity' as a southern Negro convict as they were with his music. I took his playing to be passable, even though I would have admitted then that his playing WAS certainly better than a lot of other MUCH more famous and commercially successful blues artists who came later.

Then someone went and started a thread about Leadbelly playing the 'windjammer' button-box accordion.

NO FAIR!!! I'm NOT supposed to LIKE Leadbelly!

I'm supposed to be a shallow, narrow-minded bigot like some people hinted at in my old thread.

What have you lot DONE to me? I've found a new appreciation for Mr. Ledbetter... you've shattered some notions of mine, you troublemakers, you.

(;-)


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 03:10 PM

Oh, go on with you ! I'll bet you say that to all the discerning people you come across on this venerable site.
Good luck.
Charlie


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 03:27 PM

It's the youngsters that I worry about you know.


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 04:02 PM

None of us are too young or too narrow minded to learn something about ourselves or others..... aging and maturing is an asset!!!


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Big Ballad Singer
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 04:23 PM

Oh, MATURING is an asset... got it.

Maturing is the thing I haven't done much of, at least not compared to the aging! ;)

Ever see the movie "Jack" with Robin Williams playing a young boy who ages really rapidly?

That's me... the 37-going-on-10 year old.


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Jeri
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 04:48 PM

The best thing about Mudcat is the people here. One of the things the people do is get us to see things with different eyes, and to take chances. I thought I was incapable of learning guitar because of an old injury. I read was influenced by people here and wound up buying one of the buggers. Then I got speakerphone lessons from Rick in Canada, and I soaked up all the guitar threads. I'm still pretty bad (I need to find someplace to take serious lessons) but I can play.

Actually, this place is NOT where someone with the slightest hint of Instrument Acquisition Disorder should be.


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 10:17 AM

"I'm supposed to be a shallow, narrow-minded bigot..."

BBS, you have discovered one of the joys of the free world. You don't have to be what others SUPPOSE you to be.


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: olddude
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 10:34 AM

I have never known you to be anything but a gentleman, a fine musician and a very good person so you still have lots to learn ....

:-)


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Big Ballad Singer
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 06:06 PM

olddude, you just made me practically snort lemon-flavored ice water out my nose!

Don't know where you got the 'fine musician' part from, though... ;)


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 06:13 PM

I've said it before but not in a while... my dad was, for a while, Leadbelly's bartender.


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: katlaughing
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 06:23 PM

This reminds me of the bumper sticker of a lady who is 101 years old and still drives her 1930 Packard:Old Age and Treachery will overcome youth and skill! She is a hoot in the video, can still change the oil and spark plugs and has some words to say about the cars of today.


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 10:05 PM

Risky business - didn't he stab a bartender?

Treat yourself to the dvd dissecting Leadbelly's guitar style. After less than ten minutes - you will be forced to admit that here was a man who devoted all his power , all his intellect, all his skill into his art. And he had a lot of enforced empty hours to fill - a quite unnatural amount.

Theres a sort of intensity about his best work that crosses the border into genius. The accordion stuff has never struck me that way.


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 02 Aug 11 - 10:12 PM

We need to encourage you to get out there and busk...mg


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Will Fly
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 06:15 AM

One of the first blues recordings I ever heard - over 50 years ago - was "Grasshoppers In My Pillow" - and I was hooked. And it hooks me still today.


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 12:13 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsxcURb2-Gc&feature=related

Ledbetter playing simple dance music on the accordion and singing along. This is in clear violation of the Red Queen's dictum: "Be what you seem to be."


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: open mike
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 09:02 PM

awwww---"two classics, one car" is no longer available....too bad...


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 03 Aug 11 - 09:19 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsxcURb2-Gc&feature=related


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Subject: RE: What have you people DONE to me?!?
From: Will Fly
Date: 04 Aug 11 - 03:55 AM

didn't he stab a bartender?

Don't think so. On the other hand...

Bill Morgan was long and slender,
Better known by being a bartender.


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