Re: [Harp-L] what is the blues?????

a great example of the blues is on Martin Mull's live recording Martin Mull and the Fabulous Furniture. He talks about how everyone gets the blues and how he learned to play the blues when he was just a baby in Cleveland - then he pulls out a little plastic stringed guitar and a baby bottle used as a slide - starts playing an excellent blues groove and sings about how even upper middle class people have the blues

"Got home today, and saw both cars were gone.
 Well I got home today, and saw both cars were gone.
I feel so low down deep inside,
I threw my drink across the lawn"

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From: MundHarp <MundHarp@xxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tue, Oct 18, 2011 8:46 am
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] what is the blues?????

SmoJoe     said:     <<

Apparently it's not being able to use the phrase 'What ARE the  blues'. 
If you someone has to ASK "What is/ what are  the blues"? Then, they simply 
haven't understood it...  YET.
Hopefully, They will.
Listen to Rice Miller, Sonny Boy Williamson,  (probably) the second... & 
Listen to Little Walter... Listen to  Howling Wolf....
THAT is the blues... OK I enjoy "Blues Traveler"... But that  isn't "The 
In my humble opinion.
Best wishes,
John "Whiteboy" Walden
Just now, in the UK...
_http://johnwalden.freevar.com_ ( 


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