A heated discussion on 'Race, Gender & the Blues'
Wed May 30 00:23:50 EDT 2012
Here's the Delmore Brothers doing Brown's Ferry Blues from the
mid-30's. While the vocals have little in common I think that blues
guitarists picked up a lot of cool riffs from the country players back
then. Or is it just vocals that we are considering? (I love the vocals
on this song even though they have little in common with black blues.)
Bob Williams and his Texas Playboys doing "Milk Cow Blues":
and "Brain Cloudy Blues":
I think that jump blues bands of the late 40's and 50's were influenced
in part by the arrangements in the country bands.
So do we have an icon showing a dead horse being beaten? <g>
On 5/29/2012 7:03 PM, Ricky Stevens wrote:
> Here's a sample from the most popular country singer of the pre-war era. His music was played on most radio stations in the south. His records were sold in large numbers in the same area.
> Of course, I don't hear any of this influence in any blues record ever made.
> Ricky Stevens
> Arkabutla, Mississippi
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