Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

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Post by Bodger » 16 Feb 2012, 13:39

Mempis Minnie,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXTo28Dw ... re=related
hope i do'nt get sued for using his name !!
[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVYHSlEs ... re=related[/BBvideo]
could'nt go without Bessie
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 17 Feb 2012, 01:01

I grew up thinking "Careless Love " was an English song , but it seems not to be !

I'm going to have a real moan here....About BBC policy towards Folk and Roots Music (Jazz has been affected too , I understand )
For the last 18 months , across the country, BBC Local Radio have been cutting out "Minority Interest " Music programmes....
I became acutely aware of this in late 2010 , when FOLK W AVES was axed from Radio Derby .
It had been running for 25 years , featuring local artists as well as national and international content , and was latterly presented by two of my friends.
No sustainable reason was given , and a Facebook protest with 2500+ members eventually came to naught.
Many more programs have been closed or threatened , and it's nothing to do with money ....alternative offerings costing the same or more have been put in their place ....
....IT'S POLICY.....
The latest Casualty is likely to be MARY ANNE KELLY'S GLOBAL GATHERING on Radio Scotland..
Aside from the fact that the BBC are breaking their charter (Local content is supposed to be quaranteed)....the Policy is muddleheaded.....
There is a Big revival of interest in Folk and Roots Music going on at the moment among young people.
.....so the Beeb AXE Folk Programmes ....JOINED-UP THINKING OR WHAT !

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Post by Stanley » 17 Feb 2012, 05:14

You'll be better now you've got that of your chest Brad! I do like a good rant!
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 17 Feb 2012, 12:28

Thanks Stanley ....I do !
What upsets me most about the above is that the BBC have long been the champions of education , and have done such great work in maintianing standards of broadcasting......
I wonder why they now feel the need to dumb down the output of their local stations .....but seemingly they do.
Folkwaves was replaced by wall to wall pop music and a so-called "phone in"...The presenter is spectacularly inane .
An example of the content .....
....The late Princess Diana's clairvoyant ( not a title I would wish to perpetuate !) was invited to come on the show with a pair of PSYCHIC DOGS,to give "readings" or somesuch.....(you just couldn't make it up , could you ?)
If it wasn't so insulting , it would be funny....(ish)
On peut crache....( "you may spit !")


PS The woman with the Mystic Hounds may have been Linda Lancashire , and therefore not connected with Diana....but nevertheless I'm sure the point is made . (Diana's ex-Medium does live in the vicinity , ......and on planet Zog !)

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Post by Tripps » 17 Feb 2012, 13:33

I had similar annoyance when the BBC stopped Skiffle Club on Saturday mornings in about 1957. I think i'm just about over it now. :smile:
Born to be mild. . .

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Post by Stanley » 18 Feb 2012, 07:03

My beef was ending Children's Hour with Uncle Mac and Aunty Vi. Bloody hell, I'm getting old......
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Post by catgate » 19 Feb 2012, 10:32

Stanley wrote:My beef was ending Children's Hour with Uncle Mac and Aunty Vi. Bloody hell, I'm getting old......
I miss Larry the Lamb and Mr Mayor.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 19 Feb 2012, 11:27

Don't mention "Muffin The Mule" .......
I did but I think I got axay with it .....!

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Post by Bodger » 20 Feb 2012, 21:37

Lets have a bit of 12 string !!
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[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwA8eH5dwAU&feature=fvsr[/BBvideo]
the home of pop
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Post by catgate » 20 Feb 2012, 22:46

Bradders Bluesinger wrote:Don't mention "Muffin The Mule" .......
I did but I think I got axay with it .....!
In our current society things like that rarely cause an eyebrow to be raised.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 21 Feb 2012, 00:05

Mr B Thankyou for those links I've not heard the first and third before !
(Statesboro Blues is a favourite)
The link for Fred MacD would not play and had to be listened to on YouTube ......When it came on I thought "funny , that doesn't sound like Fred singing " and sure enough it turns out to be Eli Green with F.M. playing his distinctive stye slide guitar as accompanyment ...Loved it !
I'm not sure if Eli was playing another guitar , as suggested in the exchanges below the video ..I though he might have been playing "the brush"......
Take a look at this guy...great percussion idea , and not too easy to get right, either .......
[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d7klwYF ... re=related[/BBvideo]
....goin to have a try at that !

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Post by Bodger » 21 Feb 2012, 19:39

a nice mix of beat & percussion
[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfFBdViZHzk[/BBvideo]
some nice guitar
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a great singer
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Bradders, one for you
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sorry cannot find a video of one of the finest jazz guitar players
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I hope my choice of some of my favourites is not upsetting anybody, i just love talent

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Post by Bodger » 21 Feb 2012, 19:43

[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkY6See4 ... re=related[/BBvideo]
This shoul have been the last in the previous post

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Post by PanBiker » 21 Feb 2012, 21:04

Django Reinhardt - 3 fingers on the fretboard, doesn't get better than this. I can listen to this guy all night.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 22 Feb 2012, 00:07

Thanks for the Django link Ian...Lovely !
I was talking to a chap from our local Freecycle group the other day who has an injury to his left hand , and wants to play guitar.
He had bought a device on the internet which would allow him to play chords when he pressed it onto the strings .
The trouble is that it plays a C major , and if you move it up two frets , it forms D major and so on (Not very satisfactory).
I looked at his hand , and the only real defect is that his ring finger crosses behind his pinkie....When I pointed out that Dgango was similarily limited ,he said "Ah , yes but Django could already play when he was injured " (that's a bit defeatist )
I'm going to give him a short free lesson to point out what he WILL be able to play with three fingures , and maybe a slide.
I'm sure he will do well IF HE REALLY WANTS TO , and that is the key !

PS Bodger.... I'm going to look at your links in the morning when I have a bit more time ..Thanks .

PPS Two more great performers who sing off key :
Johnny Cash
Leonard Cohen
Oh !.....and Willie Nelson (but only sometimes )

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Post by Bodger » 22 Feb 2012, 17:05

Take your pick, Martin "cheats" he has a full hand
[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFRMsrgB ... re=related[/BBvideo]
or
[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpmOTGungnA[/BBvideo]
I think Django had 7 fingers !
sorry i coul'nt find videos, but if you really enjoy music, you close your eyes and visualise

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Post by Bodger » 23 Feb 2012, 19:26

Na then ah abhart summat different
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sorry no video

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Post by Bodger » 23 Feb 2012, 19:49

The King of Rome in its home setting, Dave Sudbury
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Post by Sunray10 » 23 Feb 2012, 23:28

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out Cd Columbia Jazz Masterpieces which features the famous track Take Five. :grin:

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 23 Feb 2012, 23:59

Mr B ...I think I mentioned on the old site , what a lovely bloke Dave Sudbury is ......I played a gig with him once , it was magic !
The accent you hear on this recording of his own song , is just how he speaks ....(West end of Derby ) ....brings more than a lump to my throat every time I hear him ...
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Post by Stanley » 24 Feb 2012, 04:40

I've only been to the Hollywood Bowl once and Dave Brubeck was on the bill as the second act, they played Take Five, one of the few jazz pieces I am really familiar with. Wonderful! But he wasn't top of the bill, the next act was a blind man and a bassist and he knocked the rest into a cocked hat. That's right, it was George Shearing. And you're right, my minder was looking after me well that night! Thanks Susi!
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Post by Bodger » 24 Feb 2012, 08:55

Stanley, one of his classic jazz pieces.[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKXvMbAK ... re=related[/BBvideo]

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Post by Bodger » 24 Feb 2012, 09:03

George with Dakota Staton, a great singer much underated
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 24 Feb 2012, 11:10

George was born in Battersea in 1919 .......here's the lowdown...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Shearing

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Post by catgate » 24 Feb 2012, 20:56

There's quite a lot of interest on this site for the over 50s

http://www.upchucky.com/

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