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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2008-03-10T11:25:22+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=8&t=5676 2008-03-10T11:25:22+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=71607#p71607 <![CDATA[Re: Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]>
bigdaddy wrote:
I agree. It is cool when something you're playing hits them and they get up and dance it off. I feel like I'm doing the job when the dance floor is full. I really like when the sexy dancin' ladies get right up to the front of the stage. Mmm, mmm, mmm, I like that.


We got that at Swanage open mic, me & Clive, it really tells you you're doing the job right. I always feel awkward about people saying nice things to me, it's something I'm just not used to, but the dancing, that's the best comment I can ever have.

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2008-03-04T23:17:25+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=71381#p71381 <![CDATA[Re: Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]> Statistics: Posted by bigdaddy — Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:17 pm


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2008-03-04T12:30:12+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=71364#p71364 <![CDATA[Re: Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]> Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:30 pm


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2007-10-09T11:17:26+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=64386#p64386 <![CDATA[Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]> Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:17 am


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2007-07-11T15:09:05+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=60554#p60554 <![CDATA[Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]> Statistics: Posted by maxx england — Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:09 pm


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2007-06-21T09:56:19+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=59644#p59644 <![CDATA[Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]>
So we tried it last night, no bass, one singer, clean Strat slide, clean Les Paul and a "warm-ish" tone SG and the drummer just laid down an old, steady rolling freight train beat. Worked, we now have an arrangement

All I have to do now is get Red House to have a T Bone feel. Tha's going to be fun.

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2007-06-19T12:17:56+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=59572#p59572 <![CDATA[Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]>
So, I'm going to try to get Honky Tonk Women, which they do fairly pubrock standard, cleaner and, gawd help us, more "country". Then we do a major scale Red House, maybe even a little jazzy. You got to stretch their minds while you have the chance. And perhaps get them wanting to understand a little bit of theory, so whatever anyone goes on to do, they will have a bit of know how with them.

And here's the odd thing, I could use it as an excuse to go whanging the slide up and down the neck, but I'm actually feeling happy at the prospect of standing back and guiding the song, rather than playing it. Funny how life turns out.

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2007-05-17T14:27:49+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=57819#p57819 <![CDATA[Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]>
Played at one event already, this was to do with a mental health charity (yes, yes, I felt right at home, you would have too), good vibe and a great night.

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2007-04-28T22:12:59+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=56963#p56963 <![CDATA[Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]>
grumpygroo wrote:
If your people are into Gospel music, and a lot of Baptist are, they will surely know about the Blues, they come from the same place. One's sacred, one's secular but they start together and take a different route to your ears.


Okay, I'm going to fess up here... I'm Baptist, been playing in churches since I was 17. I totally feel anybody's pain with having to work with uneducated musicians... but then again, somebody who's been playing weekly for years may know more about music theory than some gigging musicians I know. It all just depends. They're people, just like everybody else... I know quite a few who are there just to play on Sundays.

A lot of the music we play comes out of Nashville, written by guys like Paul Balloche, and ranges from Nashville, to Southern Rock, to some black gospel every now and then. Not to mention the really nice ballads!

I brought my new harp mic and harps to practice this week... played a bit for our music guy (who's younger than myself, but plays fantastic cut capo guitar) and his eyes lit up like it was Christmas. Looks like we'll be doing some numbers with 'em soon!

In all fairness, people who play only in churches will not know certain things about gigging "etiquitte." They don't think of it as a "band" and don't treat it as such. I've done both, and most of the people in our group have as well, so we have a really good rapport and can pull off some really nice arrangements of what would otherwise be boring songs. Start off with "Well, normally when a band plays a song like this, they'll do such-and-such" and just inform them there's more than one way of doing things.

By all means, spread the love and the music.

Statistics: Posted by FunkyStickman — Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:12 pm


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2007-04-28T18:57:50+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5676&p=56957#p56957 <![CDATA[Corrupting, sorry, influencing new people.]]> Sorry, only just picked up on this thread. About 20 years ago I was living in Hackney, East London, right next door to a Black Gospel church. The music from that place on a Sunday morning was stunning, along with the finery worn by the congregation. I sneeked in for a listen, (High Church Anglican/Episcopalian, myself) for a couple of weeks before I got chatting to the people there. Ended up sitting in the pub down the road with 3 guys from the choir. Mentioned that I liked Blues and the 3 of them broke into a wonderful version of Stormy Weather. If your people are into Gospel music, and a lot of Baptist are, they will surely know about the Blues, they come from the same place. One's sacred, one's secular but they start together and take a different route to your ears.

Sounds like you had a good experience with the trumpet player. In my experience they always play too loud and in B flat :cry: :cry: . Well maybe I've just met the wrong trumpet players. :shock:

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