[LAU] Regional Influences on Music

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Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 11:48 pm

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Teza:=A0 If there was more to this post I never saw it.=A0 Please resend to=
me.=0A=0AOn Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 04:52:42PM +0100, teza wrote:=0A> Hi Step=
hen, whoa, what can I say, went straight to my heart, specially =0A> from a=
guy born by the Mississippi, when is coming to talk about blues, =0A> they=
know all about it. Yes Stephen I'm French living in Paris, a 100% =0A> pur=
e frog, but also lived in Australia and great Britain, but I can say =0A> t=
hat since I'm born, I had always love the blues.=0A> Thanks again=0A> Teza=
=0A=0AKen:=A0 I'm starting a new post to more fully explain what my complim=
ent to Teza was about.=0A=0ACape Girardeau (French word), Missouri (Native-=
American), was founded by French fur traders.=A0 So was St Louis, Missouri.=
=A0 There is a lot of French settlement throughout the Midwest,=A0which can=
be verified by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.=A0 http://en.wikipedia.org/=
wiki/Louisiana_Purchase=0AIt's not just the Cajuns who settled near The Big=
Muddy (Mississippi River) and left their mark on the local culture.=A0 :)=
=0A=0AI don't consume alcohol in any of its varieties.=A0 But listening to =
the local wine connoisseurs, they make a big deal out of French Bordeaux vs=
California Bordeaux vs St James, Missouri, Bordeaux, etc.=A0 To an a wine =
ignorant person like me, it seems that you can take the same grape vines an=
d transport them to a different location; but you don't get the same tastin=
g wine from all the different locations.=A0 Why is that?=A0 And the connois=
seurs will start explaining about soil conditions, sun light conditions, an=
d many other factors that make up the regional differences.=0A=0AI propose =
there is something like that going on with blues music.=A0 Chicago blues is=
different from St. Louis blues, is different from Memphis blues, is differ=
ent from New Orleans blues.=A0 And this may seem strange to someone not fro=
m this region, given that all of these towns are on the banks of The Big Mu=
ddy.=0A=0AI propose that just as in the case of wine, music is strongly inf=
luenced by the local climate conditions.=0A=0AWhich is why my compliment to=
Teza is so strong.=A0 I suspected Teza did not grow up near The Big Muddy.=
=A0 Teza has since confirmed that he is=A0living in=A0Paris, France.=A0 As =
a person living 1/3 of the globe away from my local region, I am very impre=
ssed that Teza=A0was able to capture the spirit and ambiance of music that =
is so strongly impacted by the 90/90 local=A0weather conditions (that means=
summer days=A0which are 90+degrees Farenheit with 90+% relative humidty), =
mosquitoes, tornadoes, poverty,=A0black gumbo clay, and picking/deseeding c=
otton by hand.=A0 (I'm now referring to the blues coming from St. Louis and=
=A0the towns downstream to the Gulf of Mexico.)=0A=0ATeza, I think you unde=
rstood my compliment in the spirit it was given.=A0 You're welcome.=A0 But =
may I suggest that you don't refer to yourself as a frog, froggie, etc.=A0 =
If you are a Frenchman, then you are a Frenchman.=A0 Personally, I have nev=
er liked being referred to as a Yankee by foreign nationals.=A0 Of course t=
hat may have something to do with the fact that Missouri was one of the 4 b=
order states that sent military regiments=A0to both the=A0South and to the=
=A0North during the War Between the States, or the Civil War if you happen =
to come from a town north of the Mason-Dixon line.=A0 :)=A0 http://en.wikip=
edia.org/wiki/Mason-Dixon_Line=0A=0ABest,=0AStephen.
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Teza:  If there was more to this pos=
t I never saw it.  Please resend to me.=0A =0AOn Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 04:52:42PM +0100, teza wrote:> Hi Stephen=
, whoa, what can I say, went straight to my heart, specially > from =
a guy born by the Mississippi, when is coming to talk about blues, >=
they know all about it. Yes Stephen I'm French living in Paris, a 100% > pure frog, but also lived in Australia and great Britain, but I can s=
ay > that since I'm born, I had always love the blues.> Thank=
s again> Teza=0AKen:  I'm starting a new po=
st to more fully explain what my compliment to Teza was about.=0A =0ACape Girardeau (French word), Missouri (Native-America=
n), was founded by French fur traders.  So was St Louis, Missouri.&nbs=
p; There is a lot of French settlement throughout the Midwest, which c=
an be verified by the Louisiana Purchase of 1803.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis=
iana_Purchase
=0AIt's not just the Cajuns who settled near Th=
e Big Muddy (Mississippi River) and left their mark on the local culture.&n=
bsp; :)=0A =0AI don't consume alcohol in any of =
its varieties.  But listening to the local wine connoisseurs, they mak=
e a big deal out of French Bordeaux vs California Bordeaux vs St James, Mis=
souri, Bordeaux, etc.  To an a wine ignorant person like me, it seems =
that you can take the same grape vines and transport them to a different lo=
cation; but you don't get the same tasting wine from all the different loca=
tions.  Why is that?  And the connoisseurs will start explaining =
about soil conditions, sun light conditions, and many other factors that ma=
ke up the regional differences.=0A =0AI propose =
there is something like that going on with blues music.  Chicago blues=
is different from St. Louis blues, is different from Memphis blues, is dif=
ferent from New Orleans blues.  And this may seem strange to someone n=
ot from this region, given that all of these towns are on the banks of The =
Big Muddy.=0A =0AI propose that just as in the c=
ase of wine, music is strongly influenced by the local climate conditions.<=
/DIV>=0A =0AWhich is why my compliment to Teza is so s=
trong.  I suspected Teza did not grow up near The Big Muddy.  Tez=
a has since confirmed that he is living in Paris, France.  A=
s a person living 1/3 of the globe away from my local region, I am very imp=
ressed that Teza was able to capture the spirit and ambiance of music =
that is so strongly impacted by the 90/90 local weather conditions (th=
at means summer days which are 90+degrees Farenheit with 90+% relative=
humidty), mosquitoes, tornadoes, poverty, black gumbo clay, and picki=
ng/deseeding cotton by hand.  (I'm now referring to the blues coming f=
rom St. Louis and the towns downstream to the Gulf of Mexico.)=
=0A =0ATeza, I think you understood my compliment in t=
he spirit it was given.  You're welcome.  But may I suggest that =
you don't refer to yourself as a frog, froggie, etc.  If you are a Fre=
nchman, then you are a Frenchman.  Personally, I have never liked bein=
g referred to as a Yankee by foreign nationals.  Of course that may ha=
ve something to do with the fact that Missouri was one of the 4 border stat=
es that sent military regiments to both the South and to the&nbsp=
;North during the War Between the States, or the Civil War if you happen to=
come from a town north of the Mason-Dixon line.  :)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki=
/Mason-Dixon_Line
=0A =0ABest,=0AS=
tephen.
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