Long Live The King!!

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    Rod
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    Juan de la Cruz Band

  • #123136


    Anonymous

    @ Rod, “Yes” I have heard some of Muddy Waters music and knowa little of his hard life but I need more research, likemany other early blues singers both men women but alak, alas, those early recordings of histhatI heard had a tendancy to sound awfullike they are singing into a tin-can off in the distance somewhere,the sound is muffled or distorted too much to prevent mekeeping or wanting for that matterto evenplaying again perhaps but seldom occasions only,apart from the one inescapable fact that I guess its a must to hear them and the pleasure of been able tolisten to them at allis to be regarded in our times,as a treasured gift bonus to us,otherwise we would be left wondering what they originallysounded like I suppose; and that’s too sad to contemplate
    @ Cho, I like some Jass and always enjoyed the late trumpet player Albert Johnson. Sorry I meant Lewis Armstrong(Satchemo),Albet sang the song Mammy in the first movie with sound I think.So too was Natt King Cole, a merry old Soul was he!, Duke Ellington was always on the radio. I was used to listening into our old valve radio to all those great singers and musicians like Caruso, Count John McCormack, Billie Halliday, Aretha Franklin, The Big swing bands, Gospel singers too. Being Crosby everybody Everybody, songs likeTwinkle twinkle little star to the little brown jug echo in my ears shall we say, andso many others besides like the gentleman who used to sing all that tongue tied with lyrics -Jim-Jam-Jimmy, Oppetty-Bup, Oppetty-Bup, A-Doo Da Dabby- stuff!There was a great Plethora of them no doubt, I would like to mention one last man who has just sprung into my mind, and that was no other than the late greal Ray Charles, may he rest in peace, too many to honour them all here, and any attempt by me would never be a good enough or accuratetribute to them all, as I am only alover of music who cannot play a note myself. I listen to sky radio or ITunes radio at times. I cannot recollect ever seeingthe George Clooney flick- “Oh”-‘Brother where art thow?Was he in The Field of Dreams movie?although you have me intrigued greatly! Thank you for the music!!!…Regards …Kit

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    nana noon
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    Hi Kit, I can see you like Blues…how about some Jazz? they are sounding like blues too…I like Bellie Holiday..have you heard her? I dont know if you like Blue Grass..they are oldies w/ twang from deep south “black” artists..You would love it. Have you seen the movie ” Oh Brother where art thou” George Clooney..awsome!

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    BAGZ
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    SAMPAGUITA BAND

  • #123067


    Rod
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    @ Christian “kit”,
    I like “Muddy” Waters too. Ever heard of him?

  • #123060


    Anonymous

    There are so many great Blues artists who don’t get much radio play around the World as they are marginalised greatly I feelby allthe latest releases of modern popularmusic which has a following with the younger teenagers and perhaps it comes down to marketingsales profitability in the end. I like to listen to online radio stations now and then and I may play some CD’s in my car when alone, I may only have a couple if they were cheaper to buy, A lone CD may cost $40 dollars here. Alsoother family members do not share my taste, so nothing elsedad can doexcept to butt out give way to the young!. The late John Lee Hookeris alsomagnificentand gets me singing along bobbing about behind the wheel. WhatI love most is the guitar picking and those long riffs, plus the singing style which can be just making whoops or talking in slangand rhymein rythem, even shouting out loudsometimes but always in harmony with the flow beat. “Now that’s Electric Blues for ya”.I would love to buy so muchmore of theirmusic but again money is a scarce commodity lately, so I have to be satisfied with the blues stations online and YouTube for now; Too bad too sad…;-) HOW HOW HOW…

  • #123046


    Rod
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    Manay Cho,
    Like Elvis always said:
    “Thank you….thank you very much!”

  • #123027


    nana noon
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    Oh Rod! You’re nothing but a houndog…Why dont you wear your blue suede shoes and go blowing in the wind. Avoid the bridge over trouble water.
    Aloha oe

  • #123021


    Rod
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    Manay Cho,
    Oh! I’m all shook up

  • #123016


    nana noon
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    Hi guys, just reading your post about BB King…I think he is just here in the neighborhood Memphis TN. Beale St. Every weekend they closed the wholestreet and allmusician play live the whole weekend. BB King has a bar here in Peabody.Talking about king…Elvis Presley’s Graceland is also here in Memphis just a few mile off Beale.

  • #122968


    Rod
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    @ Christian “kit”,
    BB Kingstill performs”live”before audience even in his 80’s. I saw him live last year here in San Diego and he is still great as ever albeit with limited mobility. He suffers from Diabetes and has gained so much weight due tophysical inactivity brought about by his dibilitating illness. He still can make his guitar sing though. Here’s a tribute to BB King::

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sMWTqUuSh4

  • #122965


    Anonymous

    Depending in what Era a person was born into, there has always been popular artists and actors who had a great amount of followers admirers, eventually they allslowlycome and go although far from beenforgotten their popularity and imagery quite oftenbecomes an icon of the past that has morphed with an Art form in its own rightalong with so many other great artists of their dayone will still see posters of Jimmy Dean Elvis in their local barbers shop. I can think of so many and others who were better known to my parents than tomyself, the list of names go oncontinuously.I however knew them all from my childhood and from watchingfeature films.Some might say that the King is dead, but that has been said before, backsince back when Jesus died upon the cross. There is a kink amongst usstill that deserves a mention and his name is B.B.King the Blues artist, who is now in his eighties but performs live at times for his fans. I saw him performing on TV and he and his band are so facinating towatch and hear them play. There is nothing else him andhis band requires than fortheir audienceapart for themto actually listen in appreciation to Mr King’swonderful line up of Blues’musicians.

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