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Significant singers and songs

Bert 26 Nov 11 - 03:47 AM
Midchuck 26 Nov 11 - 08:28 AM
Richard Bridge 26 Nov 11 - 08:45 AM
Jeri 26 Nov 11 - 09:07 AM
Tiger 26 Nov 11 - 04:48 PM
The Sandman 26 Nov 11 - 05:12 PM
dick greenhaus 26 Nov 11 - 05:47 PM
Arkie 27 Nov 11 - 05:04 PM
Jeri 28 Nov 11 - 03:58 PM
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Subject: Significant singers and songs
From: Bert
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 03:47 AM

Which singers and what songs do you think have changed our music?

For singers I'd say Jimmie Rodgers although I can't pinpoint one particular song of his, just his style.

Hank Williams with "Move it on Over" which more or less gave birth to Rock and Roll.

Chuck Berry with "Johnny be Good"

You must have more.


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Subject: RE: Significant singers and songs
From: Midchuck
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:28 AM

The Kingston Trio's recording of "Tom Dooley" probably essentially triggered the "great folk scare of the late '50s - early '60s (in the US, that is). Although I like Doc Watson's version a lot better, myself.

P.


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Subject: RE: Significant singers and songs
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 08:45 AM

I think I'd have to accept Lonnie Donegan as the face of skiffle.

Maybe Ike Turner as the first user of guitar distortion (on "Rocket 88").

I'm not sure who to credit for the English revival as such but Martin Carthy for "English folk guitar".

Nirvana's "Teen Spirit" may not have been the first grunge song but it is I think the biggest statement of the genre.

Session man Les Hurdle for the "Disco bass" heard everywhere in the 80s.

Pantera for modern metal drumming.


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Subject: RE: Significant singers and songs
From: Jeri
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 09:07 AM

The guy who wrote the following lyrics:

I'ma psykoe pathy crackdown
I'ma looney blooney breakdown
War shocky suki yaki boy
I got a long personality
I got a medal I'ma hero
I got an id, I got an ego
I got a pocket book and no dough
Justa post war shock job.

I'm not saying it's a significant song, although the songwriter wrote some.

The Bob certainly pissed a lot of people off, but no one can argue he didn't change things. Do people ever get truly upset by people who DON'T?


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Subject: RE: Significant singers and songs ... Bert
From: Tiger
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 04:48 PM

Elvis, not Hank Williams. One song, heard by a limited audience dousn't do it. Elvis changed the world.

Chuck Berry? Hardly, though we was awfully good. It's "Johnny B. Goode", by the way.

Other seminal influences, but not uniquely, could include Scott Joplin, Enrico Caruso, Bessie Smith, Al Jolsen, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, Beatles, Clancy Brothers.

The list could go on, but the longer it gets, the less significance it has.


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Subject: RE: Significant singers and songs
From: The Sandman
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 05:12 PM

THE SEEDS OF LOVE,John England, it was this song and this singer that inspired cecil sharp, to collect this first song, one of many english folk songs collected by Sharp


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Subject: RE: Significant singers and songs
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 Nov 11 - 05:47 PM

Burl Ives
Pete Seeger
Ewan MacColl


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Subject: RE: Significant singers and songs
From: Arkie
Date: 27 Nov 11 - 05:04 PM

As a singer and songwriter, Dylan had a profound affect on the music industry. I do not know if one can point to a single song. There are others such as Jimmy Driftwood/Johnny Horton with "The Battle of New Orleans" who started a trend toward interest in historical songs in country music and pop music and one might even argue helped establish a commercial market for folk music.


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Subject: RE: Significant singers and songs
From: Jeri
Date: 28 Nov 11 - 03:58 PM

The lyrics above were written by Woody Guthrie, who had more than a few winners. He undoubtedly wrote a lot that weren't, some of which maybe just hadn't found their time yet. "This Land is Your Land" is certainly significant, and might very well be considered the theme song of the OWS movement. ESPECIALLY the two verses many people and songbooks leave out.


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