The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Upbeat blues (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Any fans of upbeat blues here? I like all sorts of blues, including the slow "woke up this morning" sort, but I'm a particular fan of upbeat blues. Here's an example, courtesy of Tommy Castro:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rRKUgcy2Ow4
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
Theodore Lawton
View Profile
Inner circle
1631 Posts

Profile of Theodore Lawton
I like playing blues in major versus minor. It has a very fun sound and the feel of playing the scales is quite different because of the different target notes. I dig it. I'm wit chew. Major blues are fun!

That said, yes, I also like playing minor blues.

Funny thing is- A Major blues scale is also F# minor, just played differently with a different root note.

Little Richard has some upbeat blues jams.

Smile
Magic is the bacon in the breakfast of life.

............................................

God bless you and have a magical day
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Yep, I like playing in major too, with a little bit of minor and flat 5 to give it some grit. Thing about playing in major is you really have to follow the chords or you'll hit some clams. Ever listen to Jimmy Thackery? He's a great one for making the blues bop and swing, but he also knows how to play a dirty minor blues like a champ.
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
harris
View Profile
Inner circle
Harris Deutsch
8689 Posts

Profile of harris
I've been playing dem blues since 1972.
My tool are harmonicas.

Originally I liked major, and now added relative minors and 7ths.

My teacher can get about 63 notes on a diatonic (10 hole harp)
Harris Deutsch aka dr laugh
drlaugh4u@gmail.com
music, magic and marvelous toys
http://magician.org/member/drlaugh4u
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Nice - nothing like a good blues harp. Such an expressive instrument - almost like singing. Saw Charlie Musselwhite play a festival in San Diego in 1996. Man, he made that harp sing. Told the crowd that he did much of his woodshedding while serving time in prison. Whatever, it worked.
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
lynnef
View Profile
Inner circle
1344 Posts

Profile of lynnef
Funny thing about the blues: the blues notes are between major and minor intervals (eg the guitar string being stretched) in an attempt to play the West African pentatonic scale on a European instrument. And the result has marvelled the world for over a hundred years. As one old blues guy (can't remember his name) said "it's laughin' to keep from cryin'." Lynn
Slim King
View Profile
Eternal Order
Orlando
17523 Posts

Profile of Slim King
I love upbeat blues.
THE MAN THE SKEPTICS REFUSE TO TEST FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. The Worlds Foremost Authority on Houdini's Life after Death.....
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Here's one of the true originals, Tiny Grimes, adding his upbeat blues touch to Frankie and Johnny, pre-Elvis:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DryJ15ij-Ds
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
foolsnobody
View Profile
Special user
Buffalo, NY
842 Posts

Profile of foolsnobody
Ever heard Bob Brozman's "Backwards Blues"?

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QiPaGu-cXnU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
foolsnobody
View Profile
Special user
Buffalo, NY
842 Posts

Profile of foolsnobody
That might not have worked...here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiPaGu-cXnU
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Quote:
On Mar 19, 2016, lynnef wrote:
Funny thing about the blues: the blues notes are between major and minor intervals (eg the guitar string being stretched) in an attempt to play the West African pentatonic scale on a European instrument. And the result has marvelled the world for over a hundred years. As one old blues guy (can't remember his name) said "it's laughin' to keep from cryin'." Lynn


Yes, that little bit of friction, where the blues notes don't quite fit into western diatonic composition, still adds spice even though we've all grown up hearing it in all sorts of popular music. Properly used, it can be a key part of the tension and release that makes music interesting.
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Quote:
On Mar 20, 2016, foolsnobody wrote:
That might not have worked...here's the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiPaGu-cXnU


Brozman is an acoustic beast, a master of many styles. That one sounds a little like a Robert Johnson tune played faster and with a bit of a manic edge.
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Ronnie Earl does Clarence Gatemouth Brown's Okie Dokie Stomp:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EZcHYZGtPKs
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
magicalaurie
View Profile
Inner circle
2834 Posts

Profile of magicalaurie
Quote:
On Mar 18, 2016, MaxfieldsMagic wrote:
I like all sorts of blues, including the slow "woke up this morning" sort


like this one? Smile :

MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Ha! Something like that.
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
magicalaurie
View Profile
Inner circle
2834 Posts

Profile of magicalaurie
Smile
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
Here's a whole playlist of jump and West Coast blues:

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL84330C718BD9F76F

Smile Smile Smile
Now appearing nightly in my basement.
MaxfieldsMagic
View Profile
Inner circle
Instead of practicing, I made
3001 Posts

Profile of MaxfieldsMagic
This is a repost, but I'm going to try embedding the video:

Now appearing nightly in my basement.
Slim King
View Profile
Eternal Order
Orlando
17523 Posts

Profile of Slim King
OREGON IS A HOTGED OF BLUES ... Curtis Salgado was an inspiration for the Blues Brothers movie ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_i_kwqmFm4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38ewGmzaxFs
THE MAN THE SKEPTICS REFUSE TO TEST FOR ONE MILLION DOLLARS.. The Worlds Foremost Authority on Houdini's Life after Death.....
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Upbeat blues (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.18 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL