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Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: exilestones ()
Date: May 23, 2022 19:09

I've been listening to several Rolling Stones interviews lately and talkin' Blues with friends.

I ask, what exactly are the Blues when it comes to the Rolling Stones?


Keith talked about Country Blues in an interview. Somebody said, "Sweet Virginia" isn't the Blues.

The Complete History of the Rolling Stones called "Around and Around" Blues.

Mick Jagger said "2000 Light Years From Home" Started as a Blues song. Is there a Blues "2000 Light Years" early take?

Is 12-bar blues the only Blues? Surely "Hip Shake" is Blues, right?

Any comments are welcome.

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: Sighunt ()
Date: May 23, 2022 19:38

I would suggest putting on the Stones most recent studio album (either on your turntable or CD player) of Blue & Lonesome as a good starting point in answering that question...cool smiley



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Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: retired_dog ()
Date: May 24, 2022 00:45

Good question. "The Blues when we're talkin' Stones"? Well, first and foremost, I think about this whenever this topic comes up:

The Blues when we're talkin' Stones.

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: jahisnotdead ()
Date: May 24, 2022 01:16

Would "Sweet Virginia" be country music, then?

I would call "Hip Shake" blues. Robert Johnson's "They're Red Hot" I would also call a blues song though it's on the edge of the definition of a blues song, who on the planet would argue that Johnson was not one of the defining musicians of the genre?



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Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: snoopy2 ()
Date: May 24, 2022 08:52

I'm a lonesome schoolboy..

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: May 24, 2022 08:59

It used to be that the Stones would take a blues song and put on their special filter. It would come out sounding just as good as the original, but different. Not quite as ragged, but still retaining the life of the song. Think 'Little Red Rooster'. Uptown, as opposed to country.

On Blue and Lonesome they hew closer to the originals, without losing anything. This is understandable. There's no Brian, no Bill, no Mick Taylor. We didn't get a lot of Ronnie on blues until that album. He has a really good take. I think he saved the album, that and Mick's harp playing.

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Date: May 24, 2022 09:34

Country blues:

Good Times, Bad Times
Prodigal Son
Love In Vain
You Got The Silver

Chicago Blues:

Look What You've Done
Confessing The Blues
Spider And The Fly

Original blues songs with a twist:

Break The Spell
Down In The Hole
Melody
Parachute Woman

These are only a few examples.

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: May 24, 2022 10:21

'Satisfaction is basically a blues. it's just a diff'rent form of it'
see: [www.youtube.com]

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: RaahenTiikeri ()
Date: May 24, 2022 10:22

Black limousine

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: May 24, 2022 10:42

Back of My Hand

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: May 24, 2022 10:53






Still rivets me spine .... nobody but thee Stones .....



ROCKMAN

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: deeeskannnie ()
Date: May 24, 2022 19:23

To me, Blues is a feelin' - a sentiment. And I believe it is for the Stones as well. A feeling that implies truth, danger, sex, sadness, desire, anger, honesty. Grit. Eternity.

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: deeeskannnie ()
Date: May 24, 2022 19:32

Quote
24FPS
It used to be that the Stones would take a blues song and put on their special filter. It would come out sounding just as good as the original, but different. Not quite as ragged, but still retaining the life of the song. Think 'Little Red Rooster'. Uptown, as opposed to country.

On Blue and Lonesome they hew closer to the originals, without losing anything. This is understandable. There's no Brian, no Bill, no Mick Taylor. We didn't get a lot of Ronnie on blues until that album. He has a really good take. I think he saved the album, that and Mick's harp playing.

smileys with beer

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: Sighunt ()
Date: May 24, 2022 19:56

Quote
24FPS
It used to be that the Stones would take a blues song and put on their special filter. It would come out sounding just as good as the original, but different. Not quite as ragged, but still retaining the life of the song. Think 'Little Red Rooster'. Uptown, as opposed to country.

On Blue and Lonesome they hew closer to the originals, without losing anything. This is understandable. There's no Brian, no Bill, no Mick Taylor. We didn't get a lot of Ronnie on blues until that album. He has a really good take. I think he saved the album, that and Mick's harp playing.

What I loved about the Stones, just like you alluded to above, is how they would take others compositions, particularly blues tunes, and make it their own. In particular, I love their interpretations of Chicago Blues.


Thinking back, my two particular favorite blues tunes (one of which Rockman mentions above): I Can't Be Satisfied and the often bootlegged, Tell Me Baby (How Many Times?). Great stuff!

What is crazy for me to think about is the fact that the Stones were a young group when they recorded all these great blues tunes and they sounded like they mastered the genre already!



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Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Date: May 24, 2022 21:32

That is very personal. The Rolling Stones are a Rock Band to me, with all kind of different influences. But when it comes to the blues: To me it was Mick Taylor. His lines and feeling represent melancholy, making me feel more blue when I'm in that particular mood. No other Rolling Stone triggers that feeling more than Taylor does, again, to me.



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Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: deeeskannnie ()
Date: May 24, 2022 21:54

Quote
TheflyingDutchman
That is very personal. The Rolling Stones are a Rock Band to me, with all kind of different influences. But when it comes to the blues: To me it was Mick Taylor. His lines and feeling represent melancholy, making me feel more blue when I'm in that particular mood. No other Rolling Stone triggers that feeling more than Taylor does, again, to me.

smileys with beer,

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: slewan ()
Date: May 24, 2022 22:07

many years ago German newspaper FAZ wrote that one of Jagger's major achievements was to discover that blues hasn't to be sad

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: RobertJohnson ()
Date: May 24, 2022 23:51

The Sun is Shining. [youtu.be].

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: 06230 ()
Date: May 26, 2022 00:01

Quote
Rockman





Still rivets me spine .... nobody but thee Stones .....

Shiver me stones ... Me thinks ya have it..

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: May 26, 2022 00:12

She's got a fancy man on the side!

Re: Q. What are The Blues when we're Talkin' Stones?
Posted by: triceratops ()
Date: May 26, 2022 03:12

Quote
Rockman





Still rivets me spine .... nobody but thee Stones .....


Where is me Memo From Turner from Mick? He would really mow them down. "It was at the Coke convention in 1966..." Hmmmmm...that guitar down below ob YouTube sounds suspiciously like Steve Winwood.







Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2022-05-26 03:16 by triceratops.



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