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Bluesy music.

Postby bindeweede » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:49 am

I stumbled across this a while ago - thought I'd share. Well, I like it, anyway.

[youtube]ZYcicUmdUw0[/youtube]

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Witness » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:20 am

Thanks for the post, I'm always interested by nice music. I'll say this:

He's good, but not outstanding. Going up and down the blues scale with the right hand and throwing in some chords – even diminished ones – with the left isen't that difficult.

(And we could have a whole rant about "young white well-fed and carefree male" playing the blues' clothes, but I won't get entrapped into that bog…)

But mostly my point is that with such a thin scaffold that music definitely needs a voice. Here's one, nothing fancy; if you're interested there's a lot of weird blues piano out there.

[youtube]xAIn3RQ_joU[/youtube]

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Doctor X » Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:56 am

You know her from:

[youtube]M_25mVjKwcc[/youtube]

here she solo pianos:

[youtube]qtNiGCZR2-E[/youtube]

she is playing the "theme" from the series Cowboy Bebop--it shows up in a number of songs and is the basis of the entire series.

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby asthmatic camel » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:49 pm

Needs harp.

All of it.
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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:52 pm

bindeweede wrote:I stumbled across this a while ago - thought I'd share. Well, I like it, anyway.


Thanks.

I'll look up something for you tonight.
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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Witness » Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:30 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:Needs harp.

All of it.


[youtube]fjKMz-3M9dM[/youtube]

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:09 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
bindeweede wrote:I stumbled across this a while ago - thought I'd share. Well, I like it, anyway.


Thanks.

I'll look up something for you tonight.


As promised.

You probably already know the song, but ...

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Doctor X » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:22 am

[youtube]_JWE9x0twn4[/youtube]

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby bindeweede » Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:35 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
bindeweede wrote:I stumbled across this a while ago - thought I'd share. Well, I like it, anyway.


Thanks.

I'll look up something for you tonight.


As promised.

You probably already know the song, but ...



Thanks AA for that. I didn't realise the song was so old. Here's another version......

[youtube]147kS8O59Qs[/youtube]

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Witness » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:50 am

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I win.

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Depends on the criteria applied; anyway silky-smooth blondies really aren't my cup of tea. 8)

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Doctor X » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:33 am

Not one to . . . judge another's . . . preferences . . . Image

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby asthmatic camel » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:33 am

Witness wrote:Thanks for the post, I'm always interested by nice music. I'll say this:

He's good, but not outstanding. Going up and down the blues scale with the right hand and throwing in some chords – even diminished ones – with the left isen't that difficult.

(And we could have a whole rant about "young white well-fed and carefree male" playing the blues' clothes, but I won't get entrapped into that bog…)

But mostly my point is that with such a thin scaffold that music definitely needs a voice. Here's one, nothing fancy; if you're interested there's a lot of weird blues piano out there.



You're correct about the basic twelve bar blues progression being a thin scaffold, Witness but that is its great strength; it's accessible and very versatile.

Some, like (the to me, wonderful) Captain Beefheart took it to barely recognisable extremes at times. He did, however garner some respect from the "real" bluesmen.

It's all good to me. :)

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:54 am

Witness wrote:
Doctor X wrote:
I win.

--J.D.

Depends on the criteria applied; anyway silky-smooth blondies really aren't my cup of tea. 8)

[youtube]SR2gR6SZC2M[/youtube]


Strange video, that. All those white people watching from literally the other side of the tracks. That must have been purposeful.
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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:45 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Strange video, that. All those white people watching from literally the other side of the tracks. That must have been purposeful.


Audience segregated by law.

That's what it was like.
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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby asthmatic camel » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:27 pm

Sure was. I watched this vid recently, brought it home to me just how bad things were.

[youtube]90-O6c20PLk[/youtube]
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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby DrMatt » Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:37 pm

Some people tell me that this is bluesy. I don't know, seems a stretch to me, like not quite the right beat for blues. The full thing will be out in the summer.
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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby asthmatic camel » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:32 pm

Well, I suppose it has twelve bars in it somewhere...
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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Witness » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:49 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:Well, I suppose it has twelve bars in it somewhere...

Says it way better than I could have!


@AA, AC & AN: woulden't have imagined that, nevar (for the audience segregation in the video). And those cunts were still inefficient: black notes remained mingled with white notes, he!


OK, dropped in because I "stumbled upon" a pleasant boogie piano vid (just noticed they're both whiteys – that PC? :twisted: ):

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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby DrMatt » Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:54 am

asthmatic camel wrote:Well, I suppose it has twelve bars in it somewhere...



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Re: Bluesy music.

Postby Witness » Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:59 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:You're correct about the basic twelve bar blues progression being a thin scaffold, Witness but that is its great strength; it's accessible and very versatile.

Of course! A perfect form for a lot of things, notably improvisation. But I meant the OP pianist's production on that canvas. Sorry if my comment was ambiguous.

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Agree. Imagine the Emirates drinking booze – we woulden't have a decent wine or scotch left for our parched palates. So you keep the blondes, I'll content myself with the rest. :wink:

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