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Can we please show some appreciation for 1950s music

Post by PTRACER » 5 years ago

I don't know how or why, but I grew up with a lot of this stuff. I think my mum used to listen to it in the car (in between her early-90s club classics). I like very much.





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my mom and dad are/were very big country fans: my dad loved Johnny Cash, while my mom loved Don Williams. Patsy Cline was also one from they had albums in their collection.
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Post by Andy » 5 years ago

During the Classic TT this year Manxradio had a lot of 50s music on air.
However, one I quite like is Ritchie Valens. Gone too soon, unfortunately

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Post by PTRACER » 5 years ago

Ritchie Valens died with Buddy Holly didn't he? Hard to believe he was younger when he died, than Max Verstappen was on his F1 debut. Incredible talent.

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Post by Andy » 5 years ago

Yeah , he was . Also known under 'the day the music died' that tragic incident.

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Post by PTRACER » 5 years ago

Think I need to get round to watching La Bamba (1987) :haha: That song (covered by Los Lobos) was so popular when I was growing up. I think there's a film about Buddy Holly starring Gary Busey, but I can't remember the name off the top of my head.
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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 years ago

Re: the above, I took the internet ride on the theme of The Big Bopper, for some reason, a while ago. Never really understood whether he was a comedian or a rock musician. Interesting sort of fellow.

My main man from that decade, tho, no doubt about it:



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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 years ago

These dudes are still around.


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Post by theracer120 » 5 years ago

Jesper Hvid wrote: My main man from that decade, tho, no doubt about it:


Eddie and Chuck Berry were probably the strongest rock and roll songwriters of that era, which is probably no coincidence at all. They (and Link Wray) were also I'd say the strongest rock and roll guitarist-singers of that era.




Admittedly, Eddie's lead style seems to have been rather busy from what I've heard (too busy for my tastes), and it doesn't really hold up that well. Which is not to suggest that any of the 50s rock guitar playing really has held up well, even by the standards of say the late 60s it's all too basic to be really good. But I don't think any of them were attempting to be virtuosos anyway, so that's kind of beside the point.



More of Eddie's lead work. This is some pretty serious blues, unlike anything I've heard from anyone else who was white in that era. It kind of sounds like he must have been influenced by some of the blues coming out California in the late 40s/early 50s, as you can definitely hear elements of that style in this, especially in how Eddie slides jazz chords.
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Post by theracer120 » 5 years ago

Some of the other top rock guitarists.


More Chuck. And yes, this was recorded in 1963, but the original recording was in the 50s.


Probably the first song with a riff based around a chord. I've seen it described as the song with the first power chord, although looking at videos of him playing it he probably just used normal chords with distortion, although in later songs he definitely used power chords. Also of note is the reverb that Link uses here.


Scotty Moore. His playing is a little bit too country for my tastes.


Paul Burlison, or Grady Martin? Anyway, the tone on this is pretty out there even by modern standards, it's quite impressive. I haven't heard anything like it elsewhere, probably haven't looked hard enough.


Jody Williams. He was a bluesman, really (most notably behind Howlin' Wolf), and that shows through a bit in this.


James Burton. Like most things related to 50s rock, I guess he was going for something simple but effective. And in the 50s this would have been, through sheer force.

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 years ago

Great stuff.
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Post by PTRACER » 5 years ago

As much as this is a novelty song, it really is quite ingenious

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Post by Jesper Hvid » 5 years ago

Oh, man, that's Jane Russell... Phwoar... A ten plus. I'd like to be her missionary...

BTW, what's that at 1:54-1:59. How do you sell a monkey to fried fuck...?
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