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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bluewine, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. bluewine

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    What happened to the styles of the Willie Weeks , Chuck Rainy, Rocco Prestia, Larry Graham, Bob Babbitt’s, James Jamerson or Carole Kaye.

    Why did those styles fall out of vogue?

    Would love to hear opinions from all you historians.

    Blue
  2. electracoyote

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    Not sure blue, but I doubt "band managment" will help you answer your question.
  3. bluewine

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    This might be the wrong forum then.

    I think it's an interesting discussion though.

    Blue
  4. 4stringfiend

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    The music industry isn't really about making good music in a timely fashion anymore, and the Jamerson's Caye's and Rainey's of that day are not conducive to the manipulative marketing of the industry. Metallica spending ~2 years on an album, that was godawful? That is more accurate to the climate of the music industry now.
  5. fkh006

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    Actually, I just saw Tower of Power Thursday night.
    Take my word, Rocco is alive and as awesome as ever.

    Who says they are "out of vouge?"
  6. Russell L

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    If it's an old style, they call it country now.
  7. bluewine

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    Well when I mention his name to many under 40 years old, they tell me they don't know who he is.

    He will never be out of vogue to me.

    Blue
  8. bluewine

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    I wouldn't classify any of their styles by time. Their styles are all timeless.

    Blue
  9. JumboJack

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    It's unfortunate that some people don't care about some of the great music from the past. Conversely, many over 40 don't know a name like Chris Wolstenholme which is also a shame.
  10. Bert Slide

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    HEY YOU KIDS!!! GET OFF MY LAWN!!!!!!!
  11. yodedude2

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    i suggest that MTV and the 'visualfication' of pop music played a significant role, i.e. the aural style of pop music became less important than the visual style.
  12. fkh006

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    They rocked the house for almost two hours. :eek:
    The place was packed.

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  13. fraublugher

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    I 'd figure it's safe to assume many of us include carrying on the tradition part of our job description in cover bands whether they be blues , RB , Jazz ,pop , Latin... .
  14. zfunkman

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    This style of music just isn't in the mainstream anymore. However, in the subculture funk and R&B are alive and well. Try listening to the Greyboy Allstars, Karl Denson, Galactic, Sharon Jones, Soulive, Lettuce, Trombone Shorty, Erykha Badu, Angie Stone, Macy Grey . . . there's more but thats all can think of right now. The bass players for all these groups kill it!
  15. jive1

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    Disclosures:
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    This thread belongs in misc.
  16. bluewine

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    I have checked out some of the work above, it's awesome but like you said it fell to the ranks of sub-culture.:crying:


    Blue
  17. bluewine

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    +1

    If you can turn on even one newbie it's a win.

    Blue
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    Every pop song I seem to hear is four on the floor. Kind of takes the groove out of the rhythm section, doesn't it?
  19. zfunkman

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    It may not be in the mainstream anymore; however, I can see these bands at small venues at an affordable price. I've had this argument with my friends who b*tch about these bands not being more popular than they are. I prefer a show at the House of Blues over Staples Center and most of the music I listen to I can see at clubs and small theaters. I still enjoyed seeing bands like Roger Waters and Rush at the arena. However, I really did enjoy seeing the RHCP's back in the day at the Troubador and the Whiskey a Go Go than I did Staples Center.
  20. bass12

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    Well, for a start, "black American music" (for lack of a better term") is in a very different place from where it was in the 60s and 70s, stylistically as well as in terms of sociial context. And electric bass is in a very different place. You still have guys who play in an "old school" way but those guys are often less visible in today's sea of popular music.

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