RJ and Comin' in thru the Back Door

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Mon Mar 28 14:23:36 EST 2005


Well I guess there is allot of Backdoor people these day's.But when you
enter through the front door it makes your thing a little more easier.
                                   Guitar Mac.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Harnar" <chrfoblues2005@yahoo.com>
To: <BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2005 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: RJ and Comin' in thru the Back Door


> One can only live with Mom and Dad for so long.  Sooner or later we go out
into the world and nobody gets out of that without paying their dues to play
the blues.
>
> chefo
>
> gtrmac@prodigy.net wrote:
> It is good to see youngsters in the blues and learn about it in the bluest
> way.What I mean is It is hard as hell playing a sad song and you never had
a
> legimate Sorrow.Blues is two words A Felling.
> Blues can and is learned today Just like Boogie Woogie from A mechanical
> point of view But always remember there is a older blues person that know
a
> little more about the rudiment's of the blues And if you live long enough
> you will know more than others It's Called paying Dues.
> Guitar Mac.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Grady Musick"
> To:
> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:11 PM
> Subject: RJ and Comin' in thru the Back Door
>
>
> First of all,,let me start out by saying I was born in 1967.
>
> I have been one of the "Average Listeners" that is often referred to by
> those in the Blues Community until around 10 years ago.
>
> I am not a "Blues Purist" by no means nor do I aspire to be such.
>
> I started learning about the Blues when I first heard George Thorogood.
> (I know,,,I know)
>
> I was fortunate to be able to sit down with George after he did a
> performance in Blacksburg,Va and then again in Atlanta back some time ago.
> When the conversation turned to music,,he was quick to point me in the
> direction of John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters then,,,Robert Johnson.
>
> I never was into Led Zeppelin,,,,Eric Clapton or many of the other
> British,English bands.
> I did see the Stones at Ericsson Stadium a few years back
> and I regard it as the worst concert I ever saw.
> However,,,I do like Robin Trower,,Bad Co. very much.
>
> So,,,,my point is,,,,you can count me as one of the people who discovered
RJ
> not because I'm a Blues Historian,,,Afficianado,,or Purist but,,,because
of
> George Thorogood,,,the movie Crossroads and quite possibly Steve LaVere.
>
> I attribute this fact mostly to my age (38) and partially because I grew
up
> in an era where bands like Van Halen ruled the Earth.
>
> So,,,,as a former Rock guitarist turned Bluesier with age
> and still trying to learn more than I'll ever be able to,,,,,,,
>
> I appreciate people who have tried to make the Blues more accessible to
the
> Masses and not kept information to themselves or just amongst their little
> circle.
>
> Grady Musick
>
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