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I got the blues so bad...
« on: December 04, 2007, 05:40:51 PM »
I am learning to play the blues harp and having a great time with it. I really enjoy blues music and play it on piano and guitar.
I'm still having a difficult time learning how to bend notes.

Anyone else a blues fan?


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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 06:33:30 PM »
Although I do enjoy blues music when it comes on at work, I can't say I know much about it. I don't own any blues records, and I frequently question why they all seek bitchy women when they seem to frequently warn themselves not to do so*. I do know I like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

*Hank Peters apologizes to all bitchy women who were offended by this post


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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 06:32:55 AM »
I frequently question why they all seek bitchy women when they seem to frequently warn themselves not to do so.[/size]

 ;D

Found an interesting clip on youtube... Sinner's Prayer performed by B.B. King, Billy Preston, and .... Bruce Willis!


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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 06:09:37 PM »
Blues on a harp?! Woah, totally experimental man. Never seen that before. You usually think of bluesmen playing istruments that are a little more portable.
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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 06:15:29 PM »
I really like Champion Jack Dupree and Lazy Bill Lucas.

Blues harp sounds pretty damn awesome. I always thought that an Alto Clarinet would be a good addition to a blues band... The best part about blues is that there is so much room for expansion.


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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007, 01:43:51 PM »
I frequently question why they all seek bitchy women when they seem to frequently warn themselves not to do so.[/size]

 ;D

Found an interesting clip on youtube... Sinner's Prayer performed by B.B. King, Billy Preston, and .... Bruce Willis!

I've never heard Bruce on harp but I constantly see/hear him referenced as sitting in at Allman Brother and Gov't Mule shows


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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007, 02:06:40 PM »
He's very good. There a video of his band included in the Sin City DVD....and there's plenty of clips on youtube.


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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2007, 10:49:00 PM »
I'll have to check them out some day...  I'll also have to dig up some youtube video or one of the shows of him sitting in with the allmans or mule.... he actually performed with the mule in philly, but that was like '97  :( so I was only about 9, but as with when the guy told me about Zorn performing here when I was 10, he informed me "That's no excuse" not to have gone...


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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 05:00:11 PM »
HOW TO SING THE BLUES

by Lame Mango Washington
(attributed to Memphis Earlene Gray with help from Uncle Plunky, revisions by Little Blind Patti D. and Dr. Stevie Franklin)

1. Most Blues begin, "Woke up this morning."

2. "I got a good woman" is a bad way to begin the Blues, 'less you stick something nasty in the next line, like " I got a good woman, with the meanest face in town."

3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes ... sort of:

"I got a good woman - with the meanest face in town.
Yes, I got a good woman - with the meanest face in town.
Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher - and she weigh five hundred pounds."

4. The Blues are not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in a ditch; ain't no way out.

5. Blues cars: Chevys and Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don't travel in Volvos, BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Jet aircraft an' state-sponsored motor pools ain't even in the running. Walkin' plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin' to die.

6. Teenagers can't sing the Blues. They ain't fixin' to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, " adulthood" means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis.

7. Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or any place in Canada. Hard times in St. Paul or Tucson is just depression. Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don't get rain.

8. A man with male pattern baldness ain't the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg cuz you skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg cuz an alligator be chomping on it is.

9. You can't have no Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.

10. Good places for the Blues:

a. highway
b. jailhouse
c. empty bed
d. bottom of a whiskey glass

Bad places:

a. Ashrams
b. gallery openings
c. Ivy League institutions
d. golf courses

11. No one will believe it's the Blues if you wear a suit, 'less you happen to be an old ethnic person, and you slept in it.

12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues? Yes, if:

a. you're older than dirt
b. you're blind
c. you shot a man in Memphis
d. you can't be satisfied

No, if:

a. you have all your teeth
b. you were once blind but now can see
c. the man in Memphis lived.
d. you have a retirement plan or trust fund.

13. Blues is not a matter of color. It's a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Gary Coleman could. Ugly white people also got a leg up on the blues.

14. If you ask for water and Baby give you gasoline, it's the Blues.

Other acceptable Blues beverages are:

a. wine
b. whiskey or bourbon
c. muddy water
d. black coffee

The following are NOT Blues beverages:

a. mixed drinks
b. kosher wine
c. Snapple
d. sparkling water

15. If it occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it's a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse, and dying lonely on a broken down cot. You can't have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or getting liposuction.

16. Some Blues names for women:

a. Sadie
b. Big Mama
c. Bessie
d. Fat River Dumpling

17. Some Blues names for men:

a. Joe
b. Willie
c. Little Willie
d. Big Willie

18. Persons with names like Sierra, Sequoia, Auburn, and Rainbow can't sing the Blues no matter how many men they shoot in Memphis.

19. Make your own Blues name (starter kit):

a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.)
b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Kiwi,etc.)
c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.)

For example, Blind Lime Jefferson, or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc.

(Well, maybe not "Kiwi.")

20. I don't care how tragic your life: you own a computer, you cannot sing the blues. You best destroy it. Fire, a spilled bottle of Mad Dog, or get out a shotgun. I don't care.
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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007, 08:49:45 PM »
 I love it. Sound about right.
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Re: I got the blues so bad...
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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2008, 10:55:20 AM »
this was a nice song back when the Blues had a explosion in popularity in Britain during the '60s

Lyin' in my bed pulled the silken sheets up tight
I got to keep my strength up got to do a show tonight
I'll have a cup of coffee while I'm taking in the news
No need to have a shave cause I'm gonna sing the blues

Well I think I'll get a massage maybe lose a little fat
So I'll have to go downtown in my brand new Cadillac
My valet comes and dresses me, I light a big cigar,
Because I like to look like Nimrod when I'm riding in my car.

Can blue men sing the whites
Or are they hypocrites for singing woo woo wooh.

And now it's getting near the time I gotta make the scene
I change out my dark grey mohair suit put on my dirty jeans
The band comes round to pick me up I holler Hello Boys
I gotta mess my hair up, I'm gonna make some noise brrrrrrr

Can blue men sing the whites
Or are they hypocrites for singing woo woo wooh.

Oh Lordy
Somebody help me


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Re: I got the blues so bad...
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2008, 12:01:46 PM »
I like it! Here's another funny one I saw posted somewhere. It's about not being able to get the blues.

Well, my baby just won't quit me

The doctor says, "You're OK"

People, how am I supposed to get the blues

When everything just keeps going my way?

Policeman pulled me over

And said "Pardon me, my fault, please excuse"

Good Luck just keeps followin'

And I just can't seem to get the blues.

 

I got home a while ago

There was a note tacked to the door

It said "I'm gone.........But I'll be right back

Just had to run to the store

She got home 10 minutes later

And I said, "Woman, where you been?

Please don't go you got to help me, girl"

She said' "Just shut up and help me bring the groceries in"

People life can be frustratin'

When you're just not born to lose

The gypsy woman gave me my money back

And said, "Son, I just don't think you're gonna get the blues."

 

I went down to the local juke joint

People, I was ready to jump and shout

Told the man we was gonna pitch a Wang-Dang-Doodle

He said, "What the hell you talkin' about?"

Walked up to a woman at a table

Said' "Look here I'm a M-A-N man!"

She said,"No, you're a G-double-E-K geek"

I said, "No, wait, don't kick me out you don't understand"

Just like when John Lee's momma told his Poppa,

No, wait poppa told his momma, no.......even that part I get confused

Yeah, my momma and my poppa had 'em,

My sister and my brother had 'em

My gerbil and my goldfish had 'em

But I just can't seem to get the blues