Re: [LAU] Blues music trivia question

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To: Jan Depner <eviltwin69@...>
Cc: Linux Audio Users List <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 4:53 am

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From: Jan Depner =0A> It mentions the Sun Records =
and Sam Phillips in Memphis, Tennessee,=0A> under the Elvis section.=A0 It =
also refers to the "uptempo" beat of the=0A> music.=A0 Would you consider s=
uch music as Blues?=A0 Or is it way too fast=0A> to be Blues?=0A>=A0 =0A=0A=
=A0 =A0 You mean like Boogie With The Hook by John Lee Hooker (later stolen=
=0Aby ZZ Top and called La Grange)?=A0 There's jump blues, shuffle blues...=
=0ASpeed has nothing to do with whether a song is blues or not.=0A=0AHello =
Jan,=0A=0ASo I got out my ZZ Top=A0 Greatest Hits and listened to La Grange=
again.=A0 Didn't strike me as Blues.=A0 That got me wondering if my defini=
tion of Blues is correct or not.=0A=0ATo answer that question, I went to Th=
e New Harvard Dictionary of Music edited by Don Michael Randel copyright 19=
86.=A0 Pages 98, 99, and 100 deal with Blues.=0A=0AYou are=A0correct.=A0 No=
thing in the Blues section mentioned anything about tempo.=A0 It discussed =
structure such as AAB, and I-I-I-I-IV-IV-I-I-V-IV-I-I; but not tempo.=A0 It=
does end with a statement that the genre of blues proper stands in complex=
relationship to jazz, boogie-woogie, jug band music, rhythym and blues, ro=
ck, soul, and white American folk music.=0A=0ABut I don't know.=A0 For me, =
blues isn't blues unless its slow and sad with a lot of pain underneath.=0A=
=0ABest,=0AStephen.
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From: Jan Depner <eviltwin69@cableone.net>=

see,> under the Elvis section.  It also refers to the "uptempo"=
beat of the> music.  Would you consider such music as Blues?&n=
bsp; Or is it way too fast> to be Blues?>  &nbsp=
;   You mean like Boogie With The Hook by John Lee Hooker (later stole=
nby ZZ Top and called La Grange)?  There's jump blues, shuffle blu=
es...Speed has nothing to do with whether a song is blues or not.Hello Jan,=0A =0ASo I got out my ZZ Top  =
Greatest Hits and listened to La Grange again.  Didn't strike me as Bl=
ues.  That got me wondering if my definition of Blues is correct or no=
t.=0A =0ATo answer that question, I went to The =
New Harvard Dictionary of Music edited by Don Michael Randel copyright 1986=
.  Pages 98, 99, and 100 deal with Blues.=0A =0A=
You are correct.  Nothing in the Blues section mentioned any=
thing about tempo.  It discussed structure such as AAB, and I-I-I-I-IV=
-IV-I-I-V-IV-I-I; but not tempo.  It does end with a statement that th=
e genre of blues proper stands in complex relationship to jazz, boogie-woog=
ie, jug band music, rhythym and blues, rock, soul, and white American folk =
music.=0A =0ABut I don't know.  For me, blu=
es isn't blues unless its slow and sad with a lot of pain underneath.=
=0A =0ABest,=0AStephen.
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[LAU] Blues music trivia question, Stephen Stubbs, (Thu Feb 4, 11:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] Blues music trivia question, Jack O'Quin, (Fri Feb 5, 12:24 am)
Re: [LAU] Blues music trivia question, Stephen Stubbs, (Fri Feb 5, 12:53 am)
Re: [LAU] Blues music trivia question, Jan Depner, (Fri Feb 5, 2:34 am)
Re: [LAU] Blues music trivia question, Stephen Stubbs, (Fri Feb 5, 4:53 am)