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beatbo

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  1. beatbo

    Howlin' Wolf

    so many sessions on you-tube have been recently spent searching for the howlin' wolf. as i now sit in a time where the blues sound slick, over-produced, tame, and yes, white...it only takes a single howlin' wolf performance to bring the blues back home to mississippi for me (via west memphis and chicago). the wolf-1966 howlin' wolf was born chester burnett on june 10, 1910 in white station, mississippi. not the delta, several counties from it, very close to west point. the trauma borne by chester in his early life pierced a window in his soul, allowing all the rage, passion, pain, and intensity to rumble deep in his chest. the wolf howled his way through jim crow, fish parties and juke joints, he rambled all over the delta, playing with son house, robert johnson, willie brown, both sonny boys (but sharing sisters with sonny boy 2/rice miller) and gripping the most indigenous music in america to his fist, only to let it out onstage on a saturday night, shaking the floorboards in every blues joint with his voice, guitar, harp, and size 16 feet. i'll be back someday west memphis-1948. the town is wide open. beale ain't got nothin' on 8th street. wolf gets himself known on the radio KWM, and proceeds to put together the first great electric blues band: the houserockers. willie johnson, matt 'guitar' murphy, junior parker, willie steele, pat hare and james cotton. if muddy was doing it in chicago, the wolf was doing it and more of it at the same time in west memphis. two recordings burst into the daylight from the dark memphis studio soon to be known as 'sun'. sam phillips regretted losing the wolf to chess more than elvis to rca. 'moaning at midnight' and 'how many more years' were to be the first 2 of many classics to form a canon and you could hear wolf on the radio, watch him drive his two-tone desoto with placard on the side down the street, or head over to watch his band tear it up live on 8th street. hubert sumlin did when he was only 12 and fell through the window. wolf let him sit onstage until he was through and then took him home to his mother and said "don't beats him. this boy got the music in him..." evil chicago-1953. this town is so ripe with great mississippi-born music that it falls from the trees all over the south side. chess records, silvio's, the zanzibar (there were two zanzibars- one on paulina and one on the westside: ashland and 13th) and the 708 club. wolf's new record deal at chess somehow put's him in muddy water's basement. the two greats had never played together but they certainly knew each others music. portrayed as great rivals (and they were very competitive) neither could stand in the other's way. where muddy might let his great band play for 30-45 minutes before he took the stage, the wolf would play a harp with his mouth and a harp with his nose at the same time. you got your money's worth with both bands but wolf always gave extra... killing floor his second great band: called from arkansas-the still young hubert sumlin. jody williams, earl phillips, hosea lee kennard cut heads with the best of them. great records followed: smokestack lightning, evil, little red rooster, spoonful, killing floor, many written for him by willie dixon (and more than a couple stole from him by wille!) the wolf conquered chicago and played blues and folk clubs all through the 50's and 60's. the impact of the man on rock music is undeniable. the rolling stones insisted that he appear on 'shindig' with them, hendrix, zeppelin, clapton and many more covered his work and wolf enjoyed popularity right up until his last show in 1975 at the chicago amphitheater. with heart problems and failing kidneys, wolf had to get out of his sickbed for this show and gave the audience everything they had heard about. after a majestic performance, paramedics were called to revive him. he died two months later. i can't leave without pointing out one of the greatest blues guitar players ever. hubert sumlin was like a son to the wolf and was a stalwart player for many sides and many singers. but wolf an him, they are together special, man. to all of those searching for the real blues, with roots all the way back to the porch in mississippi, learn how to howl..... smokestack lightning backdoorman how many more years
  2. please offer your favorite TOP 5 Cover Versions of songs EVER! please don't feel the need to add honorable mentions or extra songs...just 5 songs. i will lead off: 1. "runaway" - bonnie raitt (del shannon) 2. "you really got me" - van halen (the kinks) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIbQbKDxAxo 3. "the way you look tonight" - tony bennett (fred astaire) just for kicks, here's fred's version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPUAHTWQ6Ps 4. "somewhere over the rainbow" - israel kamakawiwo'Ole (judy garland) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ltAGuuru7Q 5. " hong kong phooey"- sublime (scatman carrothers)
  3. is it worth a rip? i've got quite a library, including some fave zep books (luis rey "live" dave lewis celebration 1 & 2, to name but three), but i usually pass on less than accurate cock rock books. i'm also nototious for buying anything with page's picture or name on it. buy it? skip it? request it as a gift? inquiring minds would like to know... thank you in advance beat
  4. beatbo

    SOUTHERN ROCK

    i'll go with one of my favorite musicians, gram parsons. here he is with emmylou harris doing the old everly brothers tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj8qnzwHUwo
  5. beatbo

    RIP - Howard Mylett

    the "tangents" book was my first from howard and i've appreciated evrything he's done, really. a terrible loss. RIP...
  6. beatbo

    Political correctness

    you never called anyone from the south "racist". someone else did. and i seriously was inviting you to come on down if you were going south. john bohnams drumsticks are at the hardrock right down the street from me and i'll take you there on a pilgrammage if you come. i've done that for other's on this forum. as for the jap comment, i was asking a perfectly innocent question as to the origins of your name but by shortening the word "japanese" to "jap", i was half expecting the PC police to comment and that would lead us back to our discussion. you see, pilot-sir, you can't shorten the racially identifying moniker of a person and be politically correct. i hope that was the explanation you wanted, my point, as it were. okay?
  7. beatbo

    Political correctness

    hi, anjin-san! as you have heard through the grapevine, i live in the deep dark south, and although we maybe racists here, we are hospitable and if you wanted to come south, i was inviting you to "come on!" love to have ya! but it is required by the "club" that i belong to to ask you this question: is ANJIN-SAN a jap name? yer buddy, beatbo
  8. beatbo

    Political correctness

    danny, this guy doesn't even have the brains or the wit of SAJ, fer chrissakes! but you're right, he is funny. he conjures up a mental picture of that guy on southpark that master "worlds of warcraft" and stayed online all the time killing everybody, zits and spots, no life. i think he deserves our sympathy and we should reach out to him and help him find the right medication. and if you want to loan him some books, fine, but please, PLEASE, don't let a copy of "MEIN KAMPF" fall into his hands! he has SSKP! (serious serial killer potential) later, brother...
  9. beatbo

    Political correctness

    now, i know i did read this whole thread. and i do recall you telling us all that handing somebody's ass back to them was your job? did i get that right? and did you already forget about pointing out where i live and using that as an example for having no credibility on this subject, much like a RACIST would do? i know i read that. you did say that, didn't you, tough guy? am i supposed to be intimidated by your intellect? you, a person that uses the term "pantload"? (i laughed outloud AGAIN as i typed that). so want another chance at that ignorant statement about biloxi, mississippi? i wouldn't either, if i were you. no matter how hard you make me and the other laugh, no one here thinks anything of what you say as having any consequence after a statement like that. by the way, my job is alot more comprehensive than "handing someones ass" to them. i know you like your job, but you should really pick one that you're good at. danny called me over here to get a look at ya and have a laugh. and i did laugh. maybe that's your job! this could be the start of something-all you need is an over-inflated opinion about your self and you certainly have that. so, good luck to ya, chuckles! yer buddy, beatbo
  10. beatbo

    Political correctness

    come on!
  11. beatbo

    Political correctness

    all i can saw to that hogwash is-wow. where's my ass, tough guy? aren't you the one handing them out? yer buddy, beatbo
  12. beatbo

    Political correctness

    there we are. outed you for what you really are. pointing to a person's home and making a stereotypical assumption is exactly the same as being a racist. nice job. besides, the topic is actually about WORDS but then you would have to think to make an argument and that is asking alot. how can the word nigger be racist if it's used by black people? only if the word is spoken by a racist. that's the point danny is trying to make, you can't fight it so you're "asshanding" M.O. (now there's a joke) paints itself out of the debate. and another thing. you in front of me face to face would never say the things you've said on here. so hide, fanboy... your buddy, beatbo ps notice the above? it says "your buddy". but it doesn't mean that. is that "racist"? and if it is, how would you know? sorry, i better stop. this is like picking on a retard. whoops! can i use that word without offending your mother?
  13. beatbo

    Political correctness

    if anyone knows about being wrong, that would be you....
  14. beatbo

    Political correctness

    i go back and forth between monkey business and horse feathers, but i love them all. i have most of the books, including harpo's. you are right, excellent book. my movie posters cost me a fortune but they are worth even more, now. notice the slight water damage in the lower corner. but in good shape for 1930...
  15. beatbo

    Political correctness

    one of the crown jewels from my marx brother collection, slave...
  16. beatbo

    Political correctness

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  17. beatbo

    THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    i ceriously laffed until my dunce kap fell off...
  18. beatbo

    Political correctness

    think your man groucho could get away with this on television these days? from "you bet your life" contestant:" hi, groucho my name is maria, i'm married and a housewife and i have 11 children..." groucho: "you say you have 11 children??" contestant: what can i say, groucho? i love my husband!" groucho: well, i love my cigar, but i take it out of my mouth once in a while...."
  19. beatbo

    Political correctness

    i'm having some of that myself, right after my watermelon....
  20. beatbo

    Political correctness

    i think carlin is right, people are soft when it comes to language. that's the point of this thread, right? and it shouldn't matter where you live, call it like it is..
  21. beatbo

    Political correctness

    we weren't at war when george was in the air force. what's that got to do with anything, smartguy? i'm sorry, i meant "sarge"...
  22. beatbo

    Political correctness

    i can't resist adding a little more carlin to this discussion. i must add first that he is pointedly speaking of americans and their use of language, so i've been interested to read in this thread some of the differences in other english speaking countries or provinces.... "I don't like words that hide the truth. I don't words that conceal reality. I don't like euphemisms, or euphemistic language. And American English is loaded with euphemisms. Cause Americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality. Americans have trouble facing the truth, so they invent the kind of a soft language to protest themselves from it, and it gets worse with every generation. For some reason, it just keeps getting worse. I'll give you an example of that. There's a condition in combat. Most people know about it. It's when a fighting person's nervous system has been stressed to it's absolute peak and maximum. Can't take anymore input. The nervous system has either (click) snapped or is about to snap. In the first world war, that condition was called shell shock. Simple, honest, direct language. Two syllables, shell shock. Almost sounds like the guns themselves. That was seventy years ago. Then a whole generation went by and the second world war came along and very same combat condition was called battle fatigue. Four syllables now. Takes a little longer to say. Doesn't seem to hurt as much. Fatigue is a nicer word than shock. Shell shock! Battle fatigue. Then we had the war in Korea, 1950. Madison avenue was riding high by that time, and the very same combat condition was called operational exhaustion. Hey, were up to eight syllables now! And the humanity has been squeezed completely out of the phrase. It's totally sterile now. Operational exhaustion. Sounds like something that might happen to your car. Then of course, came the war in Viet Nam, which has only been over for about sixteen or seventeen years, and thanks to the lies and deceits surrounding that war, I guess it's no surprise that the very same condition was called post-traumatic stress disorder. Still eight syllables, but we've added a hyphen! And the pain is completely buried under jargon. Post-traumatic stress disorder. I'll bet you if we'd of still been calling it shell shock, some of those Viet Nam veterans might have gotten the attention they needed at the time. I'll betcha....."
  23. beatbo

    Political correctness

    well, the jury is in. danny hates everybody!
  24. beatbo

    Political correctness

    you're doing fine, mate. excellent thread, been enjoying myself. words seem even more powerful when posted behind a screen name, it seems to me. we only have a surface opinion of someone's true feelings and when an opinion is expressed, we sometimes guess at what might have been meant. a good game, that, as it allows us to hold people to what they say and not always what they mean. and by the way, whoever posted the sanford and son clip, thanks! a personal favorite of mine...
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