RE: Best (favourite) male blues voice

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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby santo » Thu Sep 19, 2002 8:27 pm

You ever hear the line that Lou Rawles sings on "How Blue Can You Get?" in the Blues Brothers II movie? KoKo Tayor and John Hammond each sing 1 time. "My love is like a fire Baby, Your love is like a cigarette. Then Rawles comes in with "I watched you step down and crush it baby, tell me ...." His intonation and phasing is pure Chicago blues.
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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby howlnwoof » Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:41 am

A friend of mine was sitting in Buddy Guys club one night when Lou Rawls walked in , jumped up on stage , loosened his tie and absolutely blew the roof off the place !!! Go figure???
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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby tele_caster _ » Sat Nov 16, 2002 7:32 pm

Rod Stewart
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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby blueswriter » Thu Nov 21, 2002 5:29 pm

"Johnny Winters/Jimmy Vaughn/Paul Rogers"

Probably translates to Johnny Winter, Jimmie Vaughan, and Paul Rodgers. Pedantic on my part? Yep.

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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby howlnwoof » Thu Nov 21, 2002 5:47 pm

...thanks BW for clearin' that up...........I thought that was who she meant , but from the content of previous posts , for all I know , it coulda been porn stars or sumptin' she be talkin' ' bout.....

carry on..........
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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby mtblues » Sat Nov 23, 2002 5:07 pm

">Again...must you carry on? Or am I to hear this crap from
>now on? It certainly isn't fair folks. "

....nor is it fair for you to make such an explosive entrance and expect no repercussions. You got the attention, but maybe not the kind you envisioned, and now you want to set the parameters while being outraged. Suzy, if you'll notice, the last remarks concerning your "controversial" posts were at least a couple of days ago, and you have come in today (2 days later) demanding that it cease? Maybe you're keeping it going by calling attention to it again?

I think there were some of us who attempted to welcome you in a polite, friendly way, but I'm not sure you want that kind of welcome.

Try us one more time, Suzy....with a little class.

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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby blueswriter » Sat Nov 23, 2002 5:39 pm

"Try us one more time... with a little class."

Or don't. It's much easier to play when you make the rules and everybody else follows along. If it doesn't go according to plan, blame anyone else within earshot for commenting in a fashion you were quite unprepared for.

Back on topic... Otis Rush gets my vote for "Best Males Blues Voice."

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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby mtblues » Sat Nov 23, 2002 5:56 pm

Also back on topic....although not a traditionally "perfect" voice, I like hearing Otis Spann delivering a blues tune with as much feeling and smokey tone as he can muster.

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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby blueswriter » Sat Nov 23, 2002 6:40 pm

"...although not a traditionally 'perfect' voice, I like hearing Otis Spann delivering a blues tune with as much feeling and smokey tone as he can muster."

That's the great thing about blues... the voices aren't supposed to be "perfect." It's there to convey feeling and Spann certainly had that in his pocket. He was, no pun intended, an unsung hero.

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RE: Best (favourite) male blues voi

Postby santo » Wed Dec 25, 2002 6:02 pm

Bobby Blue Bland. When he sings smoke fills the air. Then he will do that flat out "Thing" with this voice like James Brown does.
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Re: RE: Best (favourite) male blues voice

Postby guitarboy229 » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:10 pm

Johnnie Taylor, Muddy Waters, Bobby Blue Bland, Bill Coday
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Re: RE: Best (favourite) male blues voice

Postby CashWiley » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:32 pm

Took you six years to decide? :)

I'd have to say Muddy, with the Wolf being a close second.
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Re: RE: Best (favourite) male blues voice

Postby hooverhasit » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:39 am

prewar...skip james...so eerie. modern day brother ray...check out this tune...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlLJRsv5u3E
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Re: RE: Best (favourite) male blues voice

Postby thunda1216 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:19 am

:wha:

Classic = Joe Cocker
Modern = Bnois King (a la Smokin' Joe Kubeck)

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Re: RE: Best (favourite) male blues voice

Postby thunda1216 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:22 am

hooverhasit wrote:prewar...skip james...so eerie. modern day brother ray...check out this tune...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlLJRsv5u3E


8) when I go to Rosedale, I take *Loretta* by *my* side...

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