Proud to play Blues.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Robbie, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Well I am a card carrying old dude for sure but I like my Blues with a whole bunch of Soul. Keep ‘em dancing.
     
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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    You are in my book of the cool guys, Robby.
     
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  3. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

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    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
  4. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
  5. Geezer1950

    Geezer1950 Electromatic

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    Nov 20, 2018
    here
    Wait a sec, is this where they got the idea for blue water in the crapper?
     
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  6. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I don't even listen to the blues much but I sure as hell love to play em.
     
  7. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    There are cool old dudes and lame old dudes. You are a cool one, but when it comes to lame ones, there are too many guys in my area that claim to be in the know. When it comes to play they can only noodle the same pentatonic scale up and down for hours and hours. Not cool.
     
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  8. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Synchromatic

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    May 20, 2016
    Australia
    A bunch of country fans would say the same thing.

    However, traditional blues lovers and traditional country fans probably could care less whether either got together to spawn rock 'n roll. ;)
     
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  9. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    There's music and there's noise. That's it.
    It's easy to make noise.

    Blues or any other music for that matter isn't about guitar solos, or even chord progressions for that matter. It's about emotion...
    It's about the songs, not the guitar solos - no one cares about guitar solos. If you can't whistle the guitar solo, you're wasting everyone's time.
     
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  10. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Aw shucks.....thank you. Not sure my Wife would agree but I’ll take it.
     
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  11. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
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    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I know for sure you’re another Blues Guy Nick. Once in a while I still try and remember if it was you playing with Lil Ed when I caught the Band in London Ontario years ago. I had a late Set at another club and caught Lil Ed’s first Set. Think it was a place called Boomerz.
     
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  12. stiv

    stiv Synchromatic

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    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    I'm still a student of the blues. And probably will stay this way forever.
    I could play (and probably already played) any musical style (including easy jazz, yep) on a stage since my first gig in 1989, but I've never felt myself ready to play blues. It's too much a matter of heart, soul, emotions. Your life dictates you the blues, not a teacher or a mentor or anything else.
    Everytime I hear John Lee Hooker or Blind Willie Johnson or Son House play, I grab my guitar and all the times I discover I have a long, long way to go.
    Rock'n'roll is easy money.
     
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  13. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    I don’t disagree. I think playing live is about mindset and showing your audience you feel privileged to play for them. That can present itself in any number of ways at any given performance depending on the, let’s call it demographic, of your audience.
     
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  14. SimonTheImpaler

    SimonTheImpaler Electromatic

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    Jan 16, 2019
    Cambs, UK
    I've been learning the blues style for a while now- while the concept seems quite straightforward, getting to sound anywhere near even half decent is VERY hard!!! For me, at least :-(
    Massive respect, admiration, and a pepper of jealousy for those that can, and thank you!
     
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  15. nickurso

    nickurso Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I played London, Kitchener and Toronto with Ed either 88 or 89 so maybe
     
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  16. MartyT

    MartyT Gretschie

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    Apr 8, 2010
    Mount Laurel, NJ
    I will always love the blues. But I have to admit that it's mostly the older stuff that grabs me and holds me.
    Muddy, Howlin Wolf, B.B., Freddie and Albert King, et al.

    I also have a serious thing for the guitar playing of Earl Hooker. Pure joy and abandon. He doesn't get his just due.
     
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  17. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Blues guys play the blues, because they got laid.
    Shredders shred, because they can't get laid.

    Sorry to lower the tone, but you know I'm right ;)
     
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  18. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    LOL that's funny. Never factored into why I played though, been married to the same gal for almost 47 years.
     
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  19. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Some of the Chicago Blues bands I used to see with my family are were so enjoyable. Curious if you’re referring to the Little Ed I recall of Little Ed and the Blues Imperials.

    Slight sidestep, here’s one of my all time favorites;

     
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  20. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Age:
    65
    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Yep, that was the Ed I was referring to. Our Friend Nickurso played with him for a while, very cool IMHO

    The Wind Cries Mary was a staple for me the years I was playing Clubs. Not sure I even remember it now....I should bring it back though now that you mention it
     
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