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Thread #104139   Message #2129874
Posted By: Leadbelly
20-Aug-07 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: Happy Blues
Subject: RE: Happy Blues
To the buttom: Indeed, a very funny song by great Robert. But what I meant was characterized by the term happy. That's another category, I do believe. Funny blues might be anothher tread. Supposedly there is a lot of this kind.
To Art: the title seems to be a good example although I don't know Lightnin's song. My only Hopkins LP is "Fast life woman".
To Duke: Are you really sure about what he told? Perhaps he felt happy when playing his songs, but have been all resp. almost all of his songs happy blues? Or more likely funny songs (see above)which would make a difference to this thread? Apart from this: great for you to have talked to him!
To Mark H.: Thanks for your hint! But-again-what I meant are mostly single blues musicians sometimes active in a rare category called happy blues. Like Sonny Terry when he sang:"...I felt so welcome, I felt so happy, it was the beginning, not the end..."

Most classical Blues are about the end of love. That's the main reason because we talk about "blues". That's right????? Or wrong?