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#1 pusianka

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:29 AM

Hello, me Pusianka loyal slave of the great lord of darkness and doom bringer Master Diego, decided to share with thee the secretly forgotten type of music which has very long roots but now became very unpopular. My theory is "Blues has such an amount of awesomeness inside of it that it's overwhelming for most people to handle."

I don't want to flood you with stuff so I'm gonna gradually show stuff that I found out about blues.

First musician is my favourite Bluesman of this era - Seasick Steve. Without further ado, here one song of his:



Why is he special? Many reasons come to my mind, one practical reason is that he can play blues which is influenced by the blues roots - example:

- I really suggest to close your eyes and listen on a big speaker.

He mostly however play hard blues, but I leave this up to your own search :).

That's for starters :)

#2 simplen00b

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:11 AM

I can enjoy the blues occasionally in small doses, but my main problem with it is the standard blues chord progression - after 2-3 songs I start getting Attention Deficit Disorder (or, to put it another way, bored) and just sit there thinking "Put some different chords in". :(

Seasick Steve's had a bit of coverage in the UK, the noise he can get from a guitar with 2 or 3 strings is pretty amazing :smile: - I really liked 'Chiggers', wasn't so keen on the second song, but I'll definitely check out more of his stuff - he's got quite a punky attitude which I like.

#3 pusianka

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:44 AM

You forgot about one string diddly bo ;P. Music doesn't have to be complicated, it has to be melodical and have lyrics which make some sense, not just "Friday" lyrics. People laughed at it but most songs have crappy lyrics now! It has to be changed. Some very good songs that are sang nowadays were originally done for blues like:

(very bad quality of recording beware)




Edited by pusianka, 25 June 2012 - 10:50 AM.


#4 pusianka

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 05:11 AM

Ok, let's put something that everyone probably should know:



and sth that noone will recognise:



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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:47 PM

Seasick Steve is awesome... check youtube for his 1-string Diddly Bow peformances :)

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#6 pusianka

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 06:45 AM

if it ain't good for your ears, then I don't know what is:



and some old country blues:


Edited by pusianka, 28 June 2012 - 06:48 AM.


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:22 PM

Does African blues count? :smile:


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Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:33 PM

No singing? it sounds like a soundtrack song, too monotonious at times. If there was some singing, who knows I would even like it...

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:17 PM

I've also been discovering T-Bone Walker's blues stuff (There aren't a lot of good T-Bone Shuffles on youtube)


I'm fond of the early jazz-blues movement, so I've gotta have the Duke. I suppose this piece is more of a swing than a blues, though.

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:33 PM

Buddy Guy (Hendrix tribute):



Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown


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#11 pusianka

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 05:57 PM

Very nice, now something to spice up the atmosphere:



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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:04 AM


Edited by lost_soul, 02 July 2012 - 12:10 AM.

--- All quiet now..... Must've been rats.

#13 pusianka

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 04:39 PM



Love the guitar and rythm :) Just pure awesomeness speaking from it.



On how many strings YOU can play? :D

Edited by pusianka, 04 July 2012 - 04:40 PM.


#14 pusianka

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#15 pusianka

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:47 PM

Just got back from taking care of children on camp in woods and since I go to albania tomorrow I decided to drop by for a moment and share another good blues with ya folks.



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Posted 30 July 2012 - 05:47 AM

Just got back from taking care of children on camp in woods


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#17 pusianka

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:51 AM

Insanely good!





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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

Well haven't posted anything here for quite some time and I bet you're dieing to listen to some good old blues, so here is a little Nervous... Willie Dixon!





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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:02 AM

I always felt the emotion in this song, old delta gospel blues.
What is the soul of a man?
Isn't that question still as profound now as ever?

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:38 AM

And women don't have souls?? :P
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:54 AM

Obviously what is the soul of a woman is also a very important question.
But is a woman's soul the same thing as a man's soul?
My feminist female friend always wants to insist they are not the same...
Also, you're getting closer to revealing to us your actual gender, which you once wanted to keep ambiguous. ^_^
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:13 AM

What is a soul and what information does it contain? How is the data stored, conveyed and used? To what end?

If it is immeasureable and undetectable, surely it does not exist? It becomes a matter of faith and then everyone are free to have whatever opinions they want on the topic and nobody can rationally challenge or dispute them. Everyone are correct, or alternatively, everyone are wrong. Everything melts into fuzzy and shapeless ill-defined words without exact meaning or purpose. Attempts to dig up some crystals of truth from that amorphic mess are futile.
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#23 demagogue

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:23 AM

The day you start subjecting the blues to critical scrutiny is the day you sort of miss the point...
It's supposed to express the undefinable. It's the blues, man. You just feel blue.
We can save your questions for the weekday cognitive science lectures, where the soundtrack will probably be electronica or something, some "soulless" mechanical music (not necessarily a bad thing for some music, but not the genre called for here).

But if you insist...
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#24 pusianka

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:55 AM

I love the song! but we're suppose to discuss blues yo! Now come on "singing the blues" means complaining but it's usually a sad complaint. As for soul discussion, keep it to yourself now ;P



#25 Sotha

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:41 AM

It's supposed to express the undefinable. It's the blues, man. You just feel blue.

Blues as a music must be defineable, since the genre exists: we already could categorize it.
Sadly, I am unable to feel colors.

As for soul discussion, keep it to yourself now ;P

Aww, man! Just as this was going to be interesting. I like that kind of discussions as one always learn something new from them. Okay, I'm not derailing another thread.
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