country blues

Ocky Milkman seether@ROCKETMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 6 18:41:21 EST 1998


---Silkcitycd@aol.com wrote:
>
> In a message dated 12/5/98 4:07:08 AM US Eastern Standard
Time,
> seether@rocketmail.com writes:
>
> << I sure could use hearing a whole lot more of them good
old scratchy country
> blues. Seems every blues show I hear these days plays none
to zero. This is in
> marked contrast to blues radio when the blues rediscovery
was going on in the
> 60's and 70's. The whole schtick has changed from lament to
anger and swagger.
> It's not even the same music anymore. om  >>
>
> Om.. you are on the money with this one... It seems to me
that even in the
> older country blues there was anger and swagger but it was
done with a lot
> more taste and finesse.

I'd say it was done with a strong sense of irony and
humor,the difference between Willa Mae Thorton and Elvis
Presley. om
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