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MandolinPaul Seems like we all like Georgie H. (11) RE: Seems like we all like Georgie H. 02 Jan 00


I don't like much of what the Beatles made once they stopped bastardizing old rockabilly tunes, and I haven't really heard much of George solo. I have a David Bromberg album that has George playing on The Holdup; kind of a cool tune.

You won't find me arguing against Mike Billo's opinions on Hendrix. I think he is personally to blame for the fact that most modern electric blues guitarists feel the need to indulge themselves with seven minute shredding solos. OK, so maybe Clapton's work with John Mayall is a little to blame as well ... and Stevie Ray Vaughan is definitely to blame for carrying the torch on.

The main reason I got into folk music, and fell out of love with the blues, is because I just got sick of listening to all of these guitar-slingers; the solo should be a part of the song, in contrast to the song being a break between solos.

The thing I like most about folk music, and old blues, is that it has a discernable, whistle-able tune. That's how I can usually tell if I like a song; is it whistle-able? Ever try to whistle Voodoo Child?

Paul.


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