28th IBC Results

Chuck Winans chuckone@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Mon Feb 6 22:33:13 EST 2012


It may be all in the arrangement, Hash.  I adore Bonnie Raitt's slow, sultry version of "Runaway".  I wonder who got her to do that.  :-)

CW

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On Feb 6, 2012, at 9:18 PM, hashbb@AOL.COM wrote:

> Chuck,
> We all know what the answer to that is! look at what Buddy Guy does now.
> I don't blame any musician for making the money when you can, most times
> you have one shot at that! Actually my point was how much alike I find Pop,
> Country, Jazz and Blues. A good deal of new recordings today have a sameness,
> just change the vocalist and a few instruments and it changes idiom.
> As far as art, that's another question.
> HB
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> From: Chuck Winans <chuckone@sbcglobal.net>
> To: hashbb <hashbb@AOL.COM>
> Cc: BLUES-L <BLUES-L@LISTSERV.NETHELPS.COM>
> Sent: Mon, Feb 6, 2012 7:25 pm
> Subject: Re: 28th IBC Results
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> Interesting thought.  Along a similar vein, I wonder if, had performers like 
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> Jimmy Rogers, Junior Wells, Luther Allison, Magic Sam, Freddy King, Albert 
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> Collins or any other great blues performer, had the opportunity to make a huge 
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> amount of money by recording/releasing a song that made the top-10 on the pop 
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> charts (crossing over from R&B charts) whether they would care that much it 
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> sounded like "blues" as we may define it now. 
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> Interesting to speculate on, for sure.  
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> On Feb 6, 2012, at 5:53 PM, hashbb@AOL.COM wrote:
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>> Congrats to all the winners. It is a long hard road to even get to the point 
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>> selected to go to Memphis, and this is a major accomplishment for all of those 
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>> and especially the winners. I checked out videos by all of the winners(except 
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> Dr Don from Sydney).
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>> At the risk of opening a bad can of worms here, and don't please don't take 
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> this the wrong way, There
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>> is a lot of talent in all of the winning bands presented here. Just to my ears 
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> I hear a lot of rock and folk and Pop, but not very
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>> much Blues content. I am not trying to throw my tastes onto any one, or come 
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>> what is or is not or should not be Blues. I'm not saying whether this is a 
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> good or bad thing, just that I hear a major shift 
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>> of Blues melding into something else. I see it on all the rosters of the major 
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> festivals, and in a lot of releases. 
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>> It is the same in Country, Pop, and other music. I was just wondering
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>> if anyone else felt that way? Once again, this is not meant to slight any of 
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> the winners or participants
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>> in this event, this is all a win for the Blues and Memphis tourism in general.
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>> HB
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>> Subject: 28th IBC Results
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>> 28th International Blues Challenge Results!!
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>> Quickly, to the point, the winner of the band competition is: The WIRED! Band 
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>> The winner of the solo/duo competition is: Ray Bonneville (Ozark Blues Society 
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>> The other winners are: Band-2nd place: The Bart Walker Band (Nashville Blues 
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>> Solo/Duo-2nd Place: Dr. Don's Double Dose Sydney Blues Society
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>> Also, the Gibson Guitarist Award went to: Bart Walker ; and the Lee Oskar Top 
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>> Harmonica Player was awarded to: Randy McQuay .
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>> The Best Self Produced CD was judged to be: Where I'm Coming From... - Dave 
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>> The Gibson guitar autographed by Blues Music Award nominees was won by Chris 
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