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Some guys are not cut out to sing the blues

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Some guys are not cut out to sing the blues

  2. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

    Jan 18, 2010
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    IDK, maybe he's singing phonetically since it's not his native language? I've heard much worse!

  3. Alot of people shouldn't try to sing James Brown.

  4. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    I didn't click the YouTube link, but fwiw I agree with the original premise: Some guys are not cut out to sing the blues.

    The example I usually give is comparing Robert Cray to BB King. When I first heard Robert Cray he was singing some cliched line like "I've got the blues" and I immediately felt like something was off. It didn't ring true. It didn't sound sincere. I literaly said to myself "He's lying, he doesn't have the blues!" And then coincidentally not long after that first exposure to Robert Cray I heard a BB King track on the radio, and he didn't even sing, he just played a couple notes on his guitar, and I immediately said to myself "He's got the blues!"
  5. obsession600


    Mar 13, 2007
    ^^^ has also heard much worse
  6. The clip is a riot! Thanks for the laugh....just what I needed!
  7. sleepytime


    Nov 10, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Is that a vintage Acoustic head I see?
  8. Deluge Of Sound

    Deluge Of Sound Banned

    Nov 8, 2007
    I agree, and I usually blame this dude:
  9. Blame him for what? I don't follow.

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