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Matt700wlw
10-20-2007, 02:14 PM
Just curious...

Not commercially successful music, at least as a whole..., but I love the sound...the jams, the riffs...the emotion, the feeling.

Down and dirty instrumentalization (if that's not a word, I just created it)....down and dirty raw talent.

TeamCasey
10-21-2007, 12:57 PM
TeamBoone and I both love it.

TeamBoone
10-21-2007, 01:19 PM
Absolutely! I wish there was a local radio station that played it on a consistent basis. I also like jazz (some of it anyway) and miss The Wave.

It would be really nice if we had a station that played a mix of "off-beat" music or had specific segments that feature different genre... like blues and jazz for instance.

I don't want to hear either all the time, but it would be nice to know that there was a place to go on the dial where I could always rely on it being available.

Chip R
10-21-2007, 09:02 PM
I love it too.

GAC
10-21-2007, 09:15 PM
I guess it depends on what kind of blues it is. I like listening to guys like Elmore James and BB King. I really like alot of rock blues. Earlier albums by Clapton and Allman Brothers for example.

Caveat Emperor
10-21-2007, 09:33 PM
I'm much more into jazz, but the distinction between the two can get somewhat gray.

Betterread
10-21-2007, 09:51 PM
Yes. And my favorities are delta blues - Charlie Patton, Son House and Bukka White. For more recent releases - Fat Possum is a good label - RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough released good music in the 90s on that label before they died.

GoGoWhiteSox
10-21-2007, 10:30 PM
I'm a big jazz and blues fan. My favorite blues artists are B.B. King and Stevie Ray Vaughan by far. As far as jazz goes, I like Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Stitt, and Stan Getz, among others.

RedsFan75
10-22-2007, 09:02 AM
Love it, love it, love it...

Love Jazz, too.
In addition to the ones mentioned above, I like listening to Robben Ford, a good west coast type blues with some jazz undertones. Or Ronnie Earl for that soulful Chicago style blues.

Love Mike Stern too on the jazz side, more fusion if you will.

wheels
10-23-2007, 03:20 PM
I'm really into Lightnin' Hopkins and Howlin' Wolf.

I used to have a nieghbor growing up that claimed to have known Hubert Summlin (Wolf's main guitar player), but I think he was lying.

The guy would play songs for me after I finished mowing his lawn.

vaticanplum
10-25-2007, 09:38 PM
Eleven posts in and no one's mentioned Robert Johnson. That stuff will rip you up. Absolutely amazing, but I think you have to be in a certain place to listen to it. That's how I feel about a lot of the blues. I love it, though.

Old country, blues and folk is a lot of what I listen to anymore. It's either a phase or a sign of decline.

BoydsOfSummer
10-25-2007, 10:31 PM
Love it, love it, love it...

Love Jazz, too.
In addition to the ones mentioned above, I like listening to Robben Ford, a good west coast type blues with some jazz undertones. Or Ronnie Earl for that soulful Chicago style blues.

Love Mike Stern too on the jazz side, more fusion if you will.

Try west coaster Tommy Castro. Top notch stuff.

Love me some Blues and I've been digging some of the Zydeco style here recently.

SunDeck
10-26-2007, 07:14 AM
Some blues is boring to me, mostly the highly produced stuff. Hate to say it, but SRV did nothing for me.
What I like is stuff that is more raw, like one guy and a guitar. Lightening Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt, older stuff I guess. I could listen to old recordings of Delta blues for hours.

Heath
10-26-2007, 09:02 AM
Ever since Brett Hull left, the Blues just aren't what they used to be. I know they tried with Gretzky and all, but it's still not the same.







Oh, you aren't talking hockey? My bad.....

RANDY IN INDY
10-26-2007, 09:14 AM
John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Yeah, I like it.

OSUmed2010
10-26-2007, 09:22 AM
Absolutely! I wish there was a local radio station that played it on a consistent basis. I also like jazz (some of it anyway) and miss The Wave.

It would be really nice if we had a station that played a mix of "off-beat" music or had specific segments that feature different genre... like blues and jazz for instance.

I don't want to hear either all the time, but it would be nice to know that there was a place to go on the dial where I could always rely on it being available.

You should check out the radio station 88.7 FM if you can get it. It's an all volunteer radio station somewhere in Clermont that is staffed completely by volunteers. They bring all their own records, so each DJ has a different format. You get blues, jazz, big band, even off the wall stuff like polka.

Chip R
10-26-2007, 09:51 AM
Eleven posts in and no one's mentioned Robert Johnson. That stuff will rip you up. Absolutely amazing, but I think you have to be in a certain place to listen to it. That's how I feel about a lot of the blues. I love it, though.


This is just my opinion but I think Johnson's stuff is a bit overrated. I know he's a big influence on people and I own the box set but IMO, it's not that great. I think it's good and I enjoy listening to it on Launchcast but I enjoy a lot of other stuff more than Robert Johnson.



Old country, blues and folk is a lot of what I listen to anymore. It's either a phase or a sign of decline.


That music has more in common with each other than most people think. In the movie "The Last Waltz", The Band's drummer - and GAC lookalike - Levon Helm called Muddy Waters the king of country music. I think Hank, Sr. was influenced by the blues quite a bit.