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Poll: If you had to choose between giving up British or American music, which would you choose?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by sam_in_cali, Nov 9, 2017.

If you had to choose between giving up British or American music, which would you give up?

  1. I'd give up British music

    32 vote(s)
    56.1%
  2. I'd give up American music

    25 vote(s)
    43.9%
  1. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    Is interesting. Way back in the dark ages, the Stones, Yardbirds, Clapton and others introduced me to electric blues. I continue to rewind so that i predominantly listen to the masters, Muddy, Howlin Wolf, et al. So pretty much all R&R came from them.
     

  2. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-Talker

    Age:
    58
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    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    If we're talking about the source of the music itself - I'd easily give up Briish. Celtic dirges and bagpipes simply don't do it for me like the blues and jazz. But if we're talking about the birthplace of the musicians, I'll never EVER agree to make that choice. Too many greats from both sides of the pond. Too many great British rock bands that wouldn't have gone anywhere without the blues to give up British musicians, but soooo many great American musicians as well, playing everything from blues to jazz to bluegrass to country. Not to mention that most improvisational rock bands are American and, while, like with any genre, much of it sucks, the best of it is some of my favorite stuff...
     

  3. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    Bwahahaha... classic.
     

  4. nigelr

    nigelr Strat-O-Master

    851
    Aug 28, 2014
    Switzerland
    I would miss English music more, lesser known bands like Marillion, It Bites, Diamond Head, Anathema. The range of music is bigger for me.
    As much as I grew up with American hair metal, Poison, Cinderella, Dokken, Motley Crue, Dio, White Lion etc are all pretty much inter-changable.
     

  5. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Feb 17, 2016
    New Zealand
    Some of the best music ever made has been British artists interpretations of American forms.
     
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  6. Willie D

    Willie D Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    I seriously can't answer this one.

    I can't imagine giving up the Beatles, Stones, Who, Kinks, Peter Gabriel, Sting, Kate Bush, Dusty Springfield, Richard Thompson, Amy Winehouse...
    I can't imagine giving up Dylan, Petty, Wolf, Muddy, SRV, Springsteen, the Byrds, Gram Parsons, Emmylou, Johnny Cash, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, The Allmans, DBT, Isbell, Steve Earle, Norah Jones...
     
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  7. fezz parka

    fezz parka Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    And Louis Jordan .
     
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  8. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    yep. BB King's album covering Louis Jordan should be required listening.
     
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  9. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    And there's that pesky British rock form that is indeed very "British" - and was derided by critics for NOT being derived from the American roots that rock and roll sprang from and is not allowed to stray too far from:

    PROG ROCK

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/features/prog-a-very-british-kind-of-rock/

    https://www.facebook.com/pinoyprog/posts/1073813292670793

    https://books.google.com/books?id=NG83DAAAQBAJ&dq=prog+rock+a+very+british+thing

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2012/aug/24/gavin-esler-prog-rock

    "prog rock is eccentric British genius"
     
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  10. fezz parka

    fezz parka Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five should be required listening.

    :D
     
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  11. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    Along with the Louis Armstrong Hot 5's and 7's...and a collection of Louis Prima's hits.

    The 3 Louis's - the roots of so much good music.
     
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  12. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    yep. The original Blues Brothers album with John Lee Hooker, Aretha Franklin and Cab Calloway is very good also. We are starting to sound like archaeologists.....
     

  13. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    I played trumpet in HS and used to listen to Armstrong to try and imitate what I heard....
     
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  14. fezz parka

    fezz parka Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    One of the most famous rock licks was "borrowed" from Carl Hogan:



    No Johnny B Goode without Carl. :D
     
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  15. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    thanks
     
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  16. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    Since the 1920's trumpet players have been imitating what they heard from Louis.

    Many of the trumpet cliches in jazz are actually Louis's licks. They've been imitated so much that very few people recognize them as such.
     
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  17. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    yea, he was a genius.
     
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  18. fezz parka

    fezz parka Wiggler of Sticks Strat-Talk Supporter

    I get more from them than the three Kings. ;)
     
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  19. davidKOS

    davidKOS Retired Performer Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California

    Imagine this opening played on electric guitar:

     
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  20. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Lost Soul Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    red barn, USA
    thanks
     
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