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  •  An early *black* blues and r&b and r&r (2+ / 0-)
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    JekyllnHyde, KenBee

    player who brought blues to huge numbers of whites including all those white blues aficionadoes like the Stones and Clapton, all of whom have covered him and also used "his beat"

    That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

    by enhydra lutris on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 08:51:45 AM PST

    •  To expand on that, the classic story arc of (2+ / 0-)
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      JekyllnHyde, KenBee

      the intro ignores another very large gob of blues afficionadoes who heard Ike Turner's varius bands and groups, Bo Diddley and the like, driving explorations into one side of blues. There was an adjunct push from Cozy Cole and Preston Epps as well as certain venues and even their parents' radio tastes leading them down the Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington  groove through Satchmo and W.C. Handy to Billie Holiday and thence to Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Memphis Minnie and others.

      Those two pathways led to new labels which led to ever more new performers and sub-genres.  Then, as the sixties dawned, the folk revival hit and along with it came a whole host of references to and publication of yet more seminal performers, labels and genres.

      This is what laid the foundation and prepared the ground for blues to really break out into popular culture and mainstream venues in the US.

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Sun Feb 05, 2012 at 09:46:43 AM PST

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