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  1. #211
    Atypical is offline
    Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre[1] that originated in African-American communities of primarily the "Deep South" of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.[2] The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll is characterized by specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues chord progression is the most common. The blue notes that, for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent (minor 3rd to major 3rd) in relation to the pitch of the major scale, are also an important part of the sound. (Wikipedia)

    Here is an assortment of earlier practitioners of this emotional music. I have avoided the lone performer in favor of a richer sound consisting of a backup band. All are exceptional.

    Elmore James The King of the Slide Guitar
    Dust My Broom

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=aKo80b-QfK0


    6/27/14

    Clapton does this. It's great. So is this.

    Elmore James
    It Hurts Me Too

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=nBA2REoRD98

    Jimmy Reed
    Ain't That Lovin' You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9YTl...yer_detailpage

    Slim Harpo
    Baby Scratch My Back

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vtvL5_6BFd8


    Sonny Boy Williamson
    Keep It To Yourself
    10/23/13 repaired link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GtRxJDb3vlw

    5/30/14

    Here is the famous Robbie Robertson telling a story about meeting Sonny Boy Williamson. I could say something about this, but it is better I do not. Watch it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=90-O6c20PLk

    Lowell Fulson
    Tramp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=X83QM-FknII


    Junior Parker
    Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=O6CxhyXCiCY[/SIZE][/B]

    Howlin' Wolf
    Smokestack Lightnin'

    10/21/13 repaired link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HTDjD_UdJYs

    Little Walter
    My Babe


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=duRp_avXtMM

    Little Milton
    Grits Ain't Groceries


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vel5wqOURMo

    John Lee Hooker
    Boom Boom


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=X70VMrH3yBg

    John Lee Hooker/Van Morrison
    Serves Me Right To Suffer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=hFSlQrB3iGY

    Muddy Waters
    You Can't Lose What You Never Had

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HgHQalqG6E8

    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    Stormy Monday


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=h-B3bWwK_Bk

    9/7/14

    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    When Hearts Grow Cold


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=z6t5cNDml9Q

    Though I said I would not post a lone player this is worth watching.

    Lightnin' Hopkins
    Please Don't Go


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=f4mBTjJ_Yrg

    11/27/13

    Albert King's live version of Stormy Monday. Damn!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=eUaKc3vtX08


    There are songs that an artist makes his/her own. Then there are covers that sometimes exceed the original.

    Albert King was the originator of record of this tune. It is an especially emotional, gut-grabbing blues song, but that may be a bit of hyperbole since blues is all about emotional, "making you feel"' music. Each of these covers pays tribute to the original, as they should, but add a flavor all their own. Morblus (especially) and Karen Carroll are examples.

    Albert King would like each of them, I'm sure.


    Albert King - I'll Play The Blues For You (10/28/13 link repaired)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=6SP5JHLqXM8


    I'll Play The Blues For You - Morblus, a great band from Italy.

    12/10/13 There are top musicians everywhere.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX7NE...yer_detailpage

    3/29/14

    Morblus with Friends

    Prison Of Love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=GldCrx1nleI


    I'll Play the Blues For You - Big Head Todd and The Monsters

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZJ6a...yer_detailpage


    I'll Play The Blues For You - Karen Carroll

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLV8d...6A2F44DA6F6B24


    Can be a bit complicated but very enjoyable anyway.
    Last edited by Atypical; 09-14-2014 at 06:03 PM.

  2. #212
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    Stormy Monday Blues. That's what I'll be singing tomorrow after long weekend. Great music ATyp. Thank you.

    Heard this song on radio, Roy Orbison and his incredible voice. These are some of my favorites of his, brings up a lot of feelings hearing them again. But then again I guess that's what listening to music is all about.

    In Dreams.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxsmcT7GOk

    Crying.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQrge...eature=related

    It's Over.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaTNG...eature=related

    Only the Lonely
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmN7...eature=related

    Running Scared.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xdlu...eature=related

    Sweet Dreams.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PiodNW2Gyo&NR=1

    Last two songs catch all the well known singers joining him on stage. Black and White concert recorded one year before his death.

    One more, from same concert. Listen to all those guitars. Oh my.
    Pretty Woman.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PLq0...feature=relmfu

    Done. I think.
    Last edited by SiriMonkey; 11-27-2011 at 10:25 PM.

  3. #213
    SiriMonkey is offline
    Good toe tapping tunes.

    Thanx

  4. #214
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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgz View Post
    Me too I'm not familiar with his music...but are you familiar with used car sales edmonton?
    yes, those bastards sold me a lemon and I had to take them to court to get my money back. you would have to be a dumbass to do business with them

  5. #215
    Atypical is offline
    The original Taj Mahal is in India.

    But we have one, too. He's one of our musical treasures. See for yourself.

    Taj Mahal

    Mailbox Blues

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qcOU...yer_detailpage

    Taj with Horace Silver's "Senor Blues"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpPXg...yer_detailpage

    Further On Down The Road (don't miss this)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vmufs...yer_detailpage


    3/22/14

    Everybody Has The Blues

    Taj Mahal & Dr. John (Steve Gadd is like Zelig - he's everywhere)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=XwfuuYF7_cs

    5/12/14

    From the same event above honoring James Taylor:

    The Dixie Chicks, a group not afraid to condemn an administration that deserved it and paid, unfairly, for it. This is a stunning arrangement.

    Shower The People

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L7wx9lTQboo
    Last edited by Atypical; 06-09-2014 at 11:32 PM.

  6. #216
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    This artist was many things; severely handicapped, troubled and prodigiously talented.

    I always want to showcase talent here that was not widely known and appreciated in its time. This is another significant and poignant example of that goal.

    The following will add an extraordinarily beautiful dimension to whatever you are doing while listening; or if you choose to just listen you have my compliments.

    The incredible …

    Michel Petrucciani

    Estate (Summer In Italia) This is stunningly beautiful.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=yPuiDrXp2XA


    I sometimes mention how a particular arrangement soars. This one leaves the galaxy.
    It’s an affecting performance of a beautiful interpretation, and, for me, unforgettable.

    In A Sentimental Mood

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PyYc...yer_detailpage


    Brazilian Suite

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fx4W...yer_detailpage


    Anyone here play the piano? Watch this.

    Take The A Train

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=a6AgZBJ58yc


    9/24/14

    When I first considered adding this selection, Rachid, to the thread, I researched, among other things, Wilby Fletcher, the drummer. I learned he was a prodigy and played with big names in jazz in his teens. He died not long ago.

    Whenever I watch this, which is often, I am struck by his playing. His style in this piece defines "crisp" in relation to drum work. He's great and his sound adds immeasurably to the overall magnificence of the tune.

    (11/18) Rachid

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m7m6...yer_detailpage

    (11/18) 100 Hearts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=lXEZq6UphBI

    I sometimes post in this thread and hesitate to add too many selections of a particular artist. I trust listeners to evaluate for themselves and to explore if they choose.

    With regard to this brilliant talent, I feel that this may not be the right thing to do. Perhaps, a new sound will motivate an appreciation where a prior one did not. This, then, is the hope for these additions and for those above dated 11/18.

    As I mentioned in an earlier post some music should be really listened to not just used for background or in a hurried taste. These selections, and others from M. Petrucciani, qualify for that treatment. If that's done, like a mature wine you let air for a while, it will repay you in great measure because you will hear things you didn't notice the first or second time you listened.

    I sincerely hope you like these as well as the many other performances by this talented musician.

    (11/21) Round Midnight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=lUxQLU_eqfU

    (11/21) So What (A jazz classic)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=tJngXnWtVnI

    (11/21) A playful arrangement of a standard, doing what jazz does frequently, adding parts of another song to the interpretation of the original piece; also done in Round Midnight above. See if you can find it.

    Satin Doll

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdToC...yer_detailpage

    (11/21) Lullaby

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=pExxS1fweYs

    (11/21) September 2nd

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhA82...yer_detailpage

    His music has taught me that I still have something to learn about jazz piano. I am grateful but wish he was still alive so that I could tell him personally.

    9/9/14

    Perhaps a glass of wine and a quiet room while contemplating this selection by the brilliant Michel Petrucciani would be appropriate. The unchanging still photo does not bore.

    Silence

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=I0aiuO-KGwA
    Last edited by Atypical; 09-24-2014 at 06:44 PM.

  7. #217
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    [QUOTE=Atypical;75068]This artist was many things; severely handicapped, troubled and prodigiously talented.

    I always want to showcase talent here that was not widely known and appreciated in its time. This is another significant and poignant example of that goal.


    Beautiful selections as usual.

    Thank you for the introduction to this amazing talent.

  8. #218
    Atypical is offline
    Thanks. I'm pleased you like his music.

    I’ve been aware of him for a while but not in depth.

    When I decided to learn more I became affected by his talent and hard life. It's tough, for me, to only evaluate his music and ignore his infirmity, but I don’t think I err when I say how great he was. I also want others to know him which is why he is in the thread.

    I’ll use this new opportunity and encourage others to learn more about him.

    Michel Petrucciani

    10/28/13 Mas Que Nada removed due to "copyright" link cancellation.

    Another exquisite masterpiece.

    Cantabile

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vwsL...yer_detailpage
    Last edited by Atypical; 10-28-2013 at 09:33 PM.

  9. #219
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    'Philly sound' R&B singer Major Harris dies at 65

    Nov. 9, 2012, 3:16 PM EST


    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Major Harris, a former member of the "Philadelphia sound" soul group the Delfonics and the singer of the 1975 hit "Love Won't Let Me Wait," has died in Richmond. He was 65.

    His sister, Catherine Thomas, told The Associated Press that Harris passed away Friday morning from congestive heart and lung failure after being rushed to a hospital.

    The Richmond native was born Feb. 9, 1947, and grew up in a musical family. His father was a guitarist and his mother led the church choir, Thomas said.

    In his teens, Harris was tall for his age and was able to get into clubs to watch musicians perform, she said.

    "He always appeared to be older, which gave him a lot of ins to a lot of older places," Thomas joked.

    She said he didn't drink in the clubs back then but was pursuing his career. Music, she said, "was his life."

    Harris made the rounds with several music groups in the 1960s, including the Charmers, Frankie Lymon's Teenagers and Nat Turner's Rebellion.

    He then joined the Delfonics in the early 1970s, replacing Randy Cain in the group known for their hits "La-La (Means I Love You)" and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)."

    Harris left the group in 1974 to pursue a solo career. He recorded a string of R&B singles, including "Love Won't Let Me Wait," which peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified as a gold record by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song was covered by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams in 1994 and by Luther Vandross on his 1988 album "Any Love."

    Harris last performed in 2011 at a reunion show with some of the members of the Delfonics, Thomas said.


    Music from this period should not be dismissed. This post is a 'mile-marker'.


    The Delfonics

    Didn't I

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R60Q...yer_detailpage


    Here are a few more of the same style. Gems.


    The Main Ingredient (with Cuba Gooding's father)

    Everybody Plays The Fool

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dXGa__ECvnM

    Just Don't Want To Be Lonely (10/27/13 link repaired)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=bk-jP7cqkLI


    The O'Jays

    Used To Be My Girl

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u78Zl...yer_detailpage


    The Dramatics

    In The Rain

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRK4A...yer_detailpage


    The Undisputed Truth

    Smiling Faces Sometimes (Ain't this the truth) 12/17/13 link repaired

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=BUmNud_3lcQ


    Chi-lites

    Have You Seen Her ((11/16/13 link repaired)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=xVYxKRXDT2I

    Oh Girl (11/16/13 link repaired)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=pjN8huzS2Nc


    The Four Tops

    When She Was My Girl

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejg-2...yer_detailpage

    Ask The Lonely

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLCr1...yer_detailpage


    The Spinners

    Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=EU4UTDrSwQc

    It's A Shame

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE0EO...yer_detailpage


    Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes

    The Love I Lost

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDNfN...yer_detailpage


    Eddie Holman

    Hey There Lonely Girl

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lscp...yer_detailpage


    The Isley Brothers

    Living For The Love Of You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMdBs...yer_detailpage


    And, a little further back...


    The Five Satins

    In The Still Of The Night

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=MRb1-SAAIzs


    Tommy Edwards

    It's All In The Game

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtizr...yer_detailpage


    The Solitaires

    The Angels Sang

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSDN_...yer_detailpage


    The Skyliners

    Since I Don't Have You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngZh6...yer_detailpage


    The Flamingos

    I Only Have Eyes For You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzNe...yer_detailpage


    Edwin Starr

    25 Miles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi0nF...yer_detailpage


    I'll stop now. I'm beginning to lose control.

    (11/14) It didn't work.

    (11/16) Still not working.

    (11/18) Help


    3/3/13

    Bobby Rogers, founder of The Miracles, dies

    March 3, 2013, 4:03 PM EST

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

    Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers died about 6 a.m. in Southfield. Rogers had been ill for several years.

    Rogers formed the group in 1956 with cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Robinson. Their hits included "Shop Around," ''You've Really Got a Hold on Me," ''The Tracks of My Tears," ''Going to a Go-Go," ''I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown."

    "He had the sparkling personality that was loved by everyone," Claudette Robinson told the Detroit Free Press. "People always commented on the tall one with the glasses. He was personable, approachable and he loved talking to the women, loved talking to the guys, loved to dance, loved to sing, loved to perform. That was the joy of his life."

    His voice can be heard on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," with Rogers saying, "It's just a groovy party, man, I can dig it." Mary Wilson of the Supremes said that captured his essence.

    "If people want to remember him, they should put that record on and listen to Bobby," Wilson told the newspaper. "That's who he was."

    Rogers and The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. He was too ill to attend the ceremony.

    He shared songwriting credits with Robinson on The Temptations' "The Way You Do the Things You Do," The Contours' "First I Look at the Purse" and The Miracles' "Going to a Go-Go."

    Funeral arrangements through James H. Cole Home for Funerals in Detroit were incomplete Sunday afternoon.
    ____________________

    The Miracles made a lot of great music. Here is Daryl Hall with

    Smokey Robinson

    Tears Of A Clown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=rDVceKdx1UY


    6/27/14

    Bobby Womack is gone today.

    Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_ICBh17uIIs
    Last edited by Atypical; 06-27-2014 at 09:15 PM.

  10. #220
    Atypical is offline
    These three musicians are stars in American music. Here, they compete with each other in a demonstration of their styles.

    Steve Gadd plays in many of the posts in this thread.

    Dave Weichel, Vinnie Colaiuta and Steve Gadd.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czOjn...yer_detailpage


    This is a beautiful tune performed by a superb band with Vinnie on drums. Watch for the musician who plays two instruments at once. This is a must-see in a room with perfect lighting, an attentive audience and interesting music.

    Dark Secret

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL30u...yer_detailpage
    Last edited by Atypical; 05-09-2013 at 02:45 PM.

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