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What Happened To?

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

  1. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    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.

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

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    This might be the wrong forum then.

    I think it's an interesting discussion though.

  4. 4stringfiend


    Jan 15, 2012
    SF Bay Area
    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. 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

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    If it's an old style, they call it country now.
  7. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    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.

  8. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    I wouldn't classify any of their styles by time. Their styles are all timeless.

  9. JumboJack


    Dec 31, 2007
    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

    Bert Slide

    May 16, 2012
    Louisville KY
  11. yodedude2

    yodedude2 Supporting Member

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

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  13. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    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


    Dec 18, 2012
    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

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    This thread belongs in misc.
  16. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    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:

  17. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008

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

  18. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    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


    Dec 18, 2012
    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

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    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.