Creativity, leaders, and "the system" (was Re: song lengths)

Harry Mc Gonigal blueta2@ENTER.NET
Sun Jul 20 21:09:50 EDT 1997

> >Muddy Waters did not slavishly imitate imitate those who came before
> >him. He was a leader, not a follower.
> And his attitude toward new and different music is readily apparent in
> his acceptance (even encouragement) of white artists based solely on
> their music, his knack of "discovering" arguably the best group of
> harmonica players to ever come through one band, and his direct
> responsibility for an enormous body of great music.
Mike, remember the Muddy album where he wore a long robe and played that
fuzz tone version of I just wanna make love to you?  He had his hair all
combed up and the early albums came with a book on how to comb your hair
just like that.  so Much for Muddy not trying something different.  RFH
           "Hot, Blue and Righteous!"
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