Country Vs Blues

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Country Vs Blues

Postby beard-of-grey » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:27 am

OK there is the Country music entry, please allow for the recording being 40years older

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsOf0aB3 ... re=related

and now the Blues entry from 15000 klms distant

http://www.abc.net.au/dig/stories/m1075555.asx

got me scratching my head
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Re: Country Vs Blues

Postby BluezOldy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:08 am

Try as I might I can't get that ABC link to work.
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Re: Country Vs Blues

Postby beard-of-grey » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:52 am

It still works for me, maybe you don't have Windows Media Player you can choose REAL here or ever just audio http://www.abc.net.au/dig/stories/s1397363.htm

Hope this helps.
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Re: Country Vs Blues

Postby BluezOldy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:49 pm

Thanks for your help. It was my adblocker that was stopping it working.

Listening to it now.
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Re: Country Vs Blues

Postby goldbrick » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:42 pm

Its weird alright--lady has a scary nose, too.
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Re: Country Vs Blues

Postby cishi » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:05 am

I enjoy the country music..
It's very relaxing to hear..
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Re: Country Vs Blues

Postby Slacker G » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:45 pm

Since I play each quite a bit, and like them equally that is a bit hard. Depends on the performer and song in the end. Country music today is basically rock a billy with cheezy lyrics. I don't like it.

On the other hand, old country music and blues are only a pig fart away from each other. Naturally, the blues guys would point out that the pig is on the other side.

The main diff is this to me:
Blues: My baby left me
Country: My baby left me. and she took my pickup truck and dog with her.
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Re: Country Vs Blues

Postby ricochet » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:06 pm

There's actually a lot of great instrumental blues to be heard on the country stations now, and bottleneck guitar has made a substantial beachhead there. It's just the unpleasant whiny Nashville singing over it that ruins it. (Not all, I have a pretty good friend who's a minor Nashville star.) That's where all the good old rock and rollers are playing nowadays.
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Re: Country Vs Blues

Postby Slacker G » Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:39 pm

I agree with you on the country vocals. Once I was trying to tell my daughter why I liked music from way back when. I told her the lyrics were better. Then I went to listen to a few. Most were just as stupid back then as they are today. Especially in the early days of Rock a Billy and pop. And a lot of blues baby oh baby lyrics aren't any better. But what is a singer who doesn't play an instrument or have a musician backing them? Simply a bad poet, right? And country music certainly has its share of them. On the other hand, I like Blues lyrics better.
What I do like about country music are the tricky licks those guys create. There are some stellar musicians that come from the Country music arena.
Since I am a picker first, I would have to say country. Just because of the hot licks the studio guys lay down. Any music with a hot ride or a soulful ride trips my trigger. Blues, Rock, or whatever. But the majority of the licks that I admire for their smoothness and complexity come from country pickers. But it is hard to draw a clear line between country and blues many times. I play Country / Blues, but my heart lies with Fusion.

I'm so confused. :blink:
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