Patsy Kline, Marvin Gaye and the Blues
Sun Jun 7 14:57:12 EDT 1998
<<...sittin here thinkin'....>>
Another good title...as a matter of fact Jr. Parker thought so too!
<<I went to a musical tribute to Marvin Gaye last night at a local
community theatre. It was great. Marvin's music is timeless. In fact
it is _timely_. (listen to the words of "Inner City Blues"). I was
wondering if anyone knows
if Marvin ever recorded anything distinctively blues?>>
Not that I can recall...unless you count rhythm & blues. He did however
(in both our opinions i'm sure) record some
distinctively GREAT tunes!
<<I like Patsy Kline - a lot. My dad had her records and played them
along with BB King, Mario Lanza and Mahalia Jackson. (Needless to say,
Patsy wasn't the music expected to come from a black family's home in
Baltimore ;). To me she was one of the most compelling singers of the
past few decades. When I listen to her music, I hear a bluesy "tinge"
to it. Does anyone agree?>>
Yep, I do. Very bluesy "tinge"....like Hank Williams and Hank Snow
(heck, maybe even Hank Hill<s>). It also doesn't surprise me that blacks
were listening to Patsy Cline. As a matter of fact ZuZu Bollin and Henry
Qualls could play many country tunes--as they said that's about all they
ever listened to on the radio growin' up. Now, Henry Qualls sittin' down
for an evening of Mario Lanza--that is a strange thought. But get enough
home made Muscadine Wine in the picture anything is possible!
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