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Gary

climber
From the City That Dreams
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 11, 2011 - 01:04am PT
"We're talking about the life of a human being."

Howlin' Wolf lectures Son House on the blues.
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When your anchor fails on a factor two fall, you sure enough got the blues.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Nov 11, 2011 - 01:12am PT
The BLUES are what I got for Christmas.
Gary

climber
From the City That Dreams
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2011 - 12:01pm PT
Buddy's Blues Singer CD is terrific.

Here's a bluesman:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-GN-BP_Qlk
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Nov 11, 2011 - 02:34pm PT
"The Blues is a feelin',
Saddest feelin' I ever known"
strangeday

Trad climber
Brea ca.
Nov 11, 2011 - 03:23pm PT
Screaming jay Hawkins had the "constipation blues"...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hks_t-HzSc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

G_Gnome

Trad climber
In the mountains... somewhere...
Nov 11, 2011 - 03:41pm PT
Da Blues, what Led Zeppelin did sooooo well.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 11, 2011 - 04:09pm PT
"Lady Sings The Blues" Billie Holiday
"Black Peter" Grateful Dead
"Born Under a Bad Sign" Albert King. Covered by Hendrix, Clapton, Rita Coolidge
"Can't Find My Way Back Home" Blind Faith
"Cry Baby" by Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, covered by Janis
"House of the Rising Sun" unknown. 16 year old Georgia Turner was recorded by Alan Lomax in 1937. Covered by Woody Guthrie, Dylan, Dave Van Ronk, Animals, Mark O'Conner-a really evocative violin piece.
crøtch

climber
Nov 11, 2011 - 04:13pm PT
Blue camalots for 150 feet
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 11, 2011 - 05:19pm PT
Studying schoolwork at home on a rainy Remembrance Day.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Nov 11, 2011 - 05:20pm PT
Shouldn't it be "what are the blues"?
Gary

climber
From the City That Dreams
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 11, 2011 - 05:24pm PT
Shouldn't it be "what are the blues"?

No. I reference Howlin' Wolf. He knows.

When you run out of blue camalots and you got another 50 feet to go, you got the blues.
wack-N-dangle

Gym climber
the ground up
Nov 13, 2011 - 11:23pm PT
Human hixtory unknown, call and response, gospel, chain gangs. blues. Maybe when you have the blues too long it makes you want to holler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FevK4QQaoFs

Never really felt it, but a bit in the soul, makes me glad to be human and give thanks for their works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYSFEfeC3Ro
wack-N-dangle

Gym climber
the ground up
Nov 13, 2011 - 11:30pm PT
mmmmmmmmmmm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlu_ufYCMBg

"I wish they'd had electric guitars in cotton fields back in the good old days. A whole lot of things would've been straightened out."



"I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked."
Jimi Hendrix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h2ywNdG45I


Gary

climber
From the City That Dreams
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 15, 2011 - 12:22am PT
When your 40 feet above your last bolt, and you're shaking like a dog shittin' peach pits thinking about that 80 feet of the cheese grating you're about to get, you sho' enuff got the blues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyIquE0izAg
cintune

climber
Midvale School for the Gifted
Nov 21, 2011 - 09:43am PT
In the blues you got the D...
Then you got E
Then back to D
And then you got your A
And then you got the blues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5ANjb-yAVE
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Nov 21, 2011 - 10:05am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOK-Lkxbwsg

In the blues you got the D...
Then you got E
Then back to D
And then you got your A
And then you got the blues.

He must have meant to say "Then you got G"...though Keith was rarely sober.


LuckyNeck

Trad climber
the basement of Lou's Tavern
Jan 19, 2012 - 09:18pm PT
Best little bit o' modern blues i heard in a long time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUz-WqUw4Ic
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Jan 19, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
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neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Jan 19, 2012 - 09:51pm PT
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TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jan 19, 2012 - 09:52pm PT
@ Ron Anderson-

NOT ALL BLUES IS A 12 BAR PROGRESSION !

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What's the difference between most Rock and Blues ?

























Tempo ;)


Take the Song 'Cross Roads' for example-
Composed by the quintessential blues man
Robert Johnson

Or, bump up the tempo, add electric bass and trap set drums and you have..

Rock and roll ala Eric Clapton







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