Maxwell Street vs Blues cruises and BMA
Thu May 13 11:28:04 EDT 2010
Well, you're certainly not going to send him out into the fields! :)
At 08:19 AM 5/13/2010, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>Woke up this morning my Nintendo was gone. Tell's me kid's just have to much
>today to get the old normal blues..Maybe that is what is known as the rich
>man .kid blues.
> Guitar Mac.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jef Jaisun" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:06 AM
>Subject: Re: Maxwell Street vs Blues cruises and BMA
>> Last Friday I was out at Stovall. Curiously, there were no old blues
>> guys working in the fields anymore.
>> We don't have many original links left, and my guess is most people
>> on this board can name the ones we do have.
>> "Tradition" means carrying something on, but we all bring our
>> experiences to it. If we didn't, what kind of "tradition" would we
>> leave behind? It doesn't mean a middle class white guy from Seattle
>> can't appreciate what our blues icons and idols synthesized for us.
>> But we're never going to be them.
>> You want an example of modern blues evolution? Ten years ago I was
>> participating in a Blues in the Schools workshop. We had kids of all
>> stripes and colors, ranging from 6 to 13 years old. Their assignment
>> one night was to go home and write a blues song, based on the Hoochie
>> Coochie Man riff.
>> Some of the results were astounding, and I've saved all the papers
>> that were turned in. But the one that summed up the modern blues
>> best for me was turned in (and sung) by a seven year old white kid:
>> "I woke up this morning
>> My Nintendo was gone..."
>> Not exactly a Robert Nighthawk lyric, but I guarantee you -- if you
>> were seven years old and that happened to you, you'd have the blues! :)
>> Heh. I got yer "tradition" right here.
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