- Aug 11, 2019
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This.I agree with Albert, Jimi didnt play the blues, he played rock that was blues based.
well tom, had you paid attention, THATS THE TITLE OF THE VIDEO.Ridiculous title to a thread but......it sure got a lot of attention....including mine
Take it easy dude Don't take it personally and there is no need for internet shouting will all capswell tom, had you paid attention, THATS THE TITLE OF THE VIDEO.
so what would you have named the thread since you find fault in
my title. however, if it got peoples attention including your own, my job
its all good tom no offense taken brother.Take it easy dude Don't take it personally and there is no need for internet shouting will all caps
Please allow me to clarify ~ I should have said "Ridiculous title to the video".
I did pay attention and am enjoying all of the comments and information. Especially the Albert King interviews and comments that dig a little deeper into the topic
During his 9/23/1970 Fillmore East "Blues Power" performance ~ Albert defined the blues as a feeling and IMHO Jimi lived the blues and Red House and Bleeding Heart are pure feeling.
just started a new thread. will be very interesting to hear who you come up with doomfrom my viewpoint, which may be limited, somewhat...
The Brit's were heavily invading the USA w/ their copious licks/riffs that they stole from the Mississippi bluesmen. Jimi, while here, in the States was a grunt. He played as a back up hired hand for guys who were doing more of the pop flavoured R&B, like Curtis Blow & Little Richard... the Isleys?
The Brit's were happening. The Beatles started off, by stealing Chuck Berry tunes & other covers. Guys like Clapton, etc.... It took Jimi to move to the UK, for him to become a smash hit, in the US. He had to invade the US, by way of the Brit's...
Compare Jimi to the rest of the guys in the British invasion & he's definitely, the more real deal. That's probably what blew away the Brit's, when he invaded the UK...
Regardless the genre, there's always going to be the guys that think that they are the purists, or, that their interpretation of the genre is the best. Sometimes, that's what drives them (ego). Sometimes it's just that they are intimidated by so-&-so, so they'll put them down. They identify w/ those, that they feel safe w/. If they feel threatened by someone, or think that they'll be overshadowed by someone, they'll dismiss them as a true artist, on their level.
Sometimes it's just a front, & behind it all, they're all bud's, but talk smack out in public...