Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kaleidoscope of Sound: B

Bill says, "Johnny Cash's early songs had a signature sound. Before he started singing, you knew it was one of his songs because of Luther Perkins' Telecaster guitar intro. Cash was a huge country star, but maybe his biggest contribution was introducing the world to "Rockabilly"."

"Big River"
Johnny Cash

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22 comments:

  1. I always loved that sound and Johnny Cash was a favorite of mine and still is.
    Thanks for the video.
    Hugs, Julia




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    1. Bill said, "I was raised on Johnny Cash & Hank Williams. I still prefer this kind of music. Thank you for appreciating it, too!"
      HUGS, my friend!

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  2. Thanks for this post, I am now feeling the need to listen to some Johnny!

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    1. Bill said, "There you go! Your toes will be tapping in no time! "

      Hugs, Karen.

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  3. Boom-boom-boom boom-diddy boom-diddy boom-diddy boom-diddy boom-diddy boom-diddy boom, boom-boom-boom... One of the easiest guitar patterns, and the minute you hear it, you think "Johnny Cash!"

    You just made me realize that The Beat Farmers' "Happy Boy" is almost a tribute to Johnny... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEZtII8rt_Y

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    1. Bill said, " Yes. Rockabilly. After Luther died, Bob Wootton kept the sound alive.I have heard the Beat Farmers on Outlaw Country. I will definitely check out that video! Thanks!"
      Thanks, John!

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  4. wavez two ewe dad oh de crew.....we honest lee due knot noe two much bout countree; but we wood like ta noe who ewe think iz de best guitarist out ther....frank lee we gotta vote on hendrix, page, N even eddie van halen ~~~~~ just sayin ~~~ ♥♥☺☺

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    1. Bill said, "Your picks are creative. But, I prefer these...Brian Setzer is a one-man-band. He does it all without effects. You will hear him later. Eric Clapton is a seriously great talent and well-respected. His best work was with Derek and the Dominoes. He is on my list, too."
      Hugs, guys!

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  5. His sound was unique, and i love it when my Sweetie plays and sings those songs.

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    1. Bill said, "I'm glad he appreciates Americana."

      Hugs!

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  6. Another one I had never heard of, nice choice though.

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    1. Bill said, "Stay tuned! There will be more of this style coming up!"

      HUGS!

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  7. This is my favorite kind of song...one that tells a story. I'd not heard this previously. Johnny Cash may have had his personal problems, but he was a great musician.

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    1. Bill said, "Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan were good friends, and had similarities in their writing."

      HUGS!

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  8. I introduced my partner to this amazing music. Fabulous stuff, though my favorite Cash tune is a cover of Nine Inch Nails. ~grin~ Ever seen the videos of "Closer" by NIN or Mr. Cash? Both are uniquely awesome.

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    1. Bill said, "I am not familiar with Cash doing "Closer". I do however, appreciate his version of "Hurt", by Nine Inch Nails.
      Annie said, "Darla, I covered "Hurt", by Cash, in my A-Z. I love that version!"

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    2. Bill, I am a goof. It's "Hurt". Duh... How embarrassing.

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    3. No problem. We thought so! We love the way Cash did this song. Powerful. Hugs!

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  9. I think Johnny Cash could sing any song and that voice would make it easy to love it!

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    1. Bill said, "I agree. He has a natural, easy delivery."

      Hugs, dear friend!

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