IronMan Mike Curtis
Fri Feb 2 19:48:00 EST 2001
It's all music, folks. But Etta James has never been a "blues
singer" in the "Blues Nazi" definition. She just sings whatever she
likes, and does a phenomenal job of it. Why should she change now?
But even the ones we traditionally consider to be "100% blues" (like
Muddy Waters) did plenty of non blues stuff in live shows. I was
talking to Max Bangwell a couple weeks ago about this. He told me
that, when he was drumming with Muddy, on a particular song, he asked
"Should I play a shuffle?" Muddy said "No - I want you to play
disco". Holy leisure suit and faux gold chains, Batman!
I'd rather hear Etta James sing Miss You than a lot of folks doing
straight 100% blues.
And that's what happened several years ago when a lot of L A was on
fire (during the riots). Don't believe the press - here's the REAL
story. It was Etta James singin' the phone book. As she sang each
address, the place broke out in (apparently) spontaneous combustion.
-IronMan Mike Curtis "I am not just impressed, I am totally amazed...
you had me completely speechless..." (review of web video)
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