Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafemuddy

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...

Bobert 11 Feb 13 - 08:46 PM
alanabit 12 Feb 13 - 03:45 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 12 Feb 13 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,DDT 12 Feb 13 - 07:59 AM
alanabit 12 Feb 13 - 08:54 AM
Bobert 12 Feb 13 - 02:37 PM
alanabit 12 Feb 13 - 02:52 PM
GUEST,Rev Bayes 12 Feb 13 - 03:04 PM
GUEST,roderick warner 12 Feb 13 - 03:36 PM
alanabit 13 Feb 13 - 05:55 AM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:





Subject: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: Bobert
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 08:46 PM

Well, we have a "Rock 'n Roll" thread going so I figured it might be time to take it back a little further and try yet another blues thread so...

...on the other thread I mentioned Dan Pickett, who was one of the first white guys to delve in feet first into the blues but, hey...

...Son House be mah' main man...

Yours???

B~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: alanabit
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 03:45 AM

Well, plenty of folks here know more than me about this stuff, but if we are looking for the song forms, which had the most influence over those which followed, I will go for Robert Johnson. I reckon if you had no Robert Johnson, there would have been no Elmo James... Still, other folks see it differently - and I await your corrections...


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 06:53 AM

As great as Robert Johnson was he was just a link in the chain, his influences have been well documented on disc. There were many great bluesmen in the past that never got as much hype as Robert. Mention blues to many people and if they can come up with any real blues musician's name it will be Robert Johnson thanks to latter day rock players.
I assume that you refer to Elmore James and not Elmo (Bobo Thomas) James.

Hoot


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: GUEST,DDT
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 07:59 AM

Charlie Patton.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: alanabit
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 08:54 AM

I probably do mean Elmore... I am talking about the slide player who did "Dust My Broom", "Sho Nuff I Do", "Quarter Past Nine" and all that stuff. It's a long time since I had the album, but it was a beauty!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: Bobert
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 02:37 PM

Yup, "Elmore James"... I love his version of "It Hurts Me, Too"...

B~


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: alanabit
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 02:52 PM

A great voice and a rich guitar sound. He inspired so many - including the Brits Brian Jones and Jeremy Spencer.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: GUEST,Rev Bayes
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 03:04 PM

I always think the sweeter styles get a raw deal in these debates. I wonder where Jansch, Renbourn et al would have been without MJH and company.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: GUEST,roderick warner
Date: 12 Feb 13 - 03:36 PM

I always thought that Bert may have had a listen to Scrapper Blackwell at some point re his percussive string snapping style.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: 'The Blues Had a Baby and...'...
From: alanabit
Date: 13 Feb 13 - 05:55 AM

Agree with both of the previous posters. MJH is very popular around here and I know that at least one Mudcatter - Jerry Rasmussen - saw him at the Gaslight café. He was definitely a blues musician, but he was not just a blues player. You can hear folk, gospel and ragtime in his playing as well.
I only know a couple of cuts from Scrapper Blackwell, so I won't argue. Bert Jansch had the ability to put an astonishing number of influences together though!


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 15 August 1:13 PM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.