Monday, February 11, 2008

Music from the past -

With proper reference to the prod,
the Prattler got me listening to some
old country western music from his
early days. It does the mind good to
look back on some of our heritage
in music. It is the root of what music
has become in even a 50 year time
period. Our daughter has enriched
our views on music as a whole by
"re-listening" to songs we used to
hear and know - as well as songs
from before our time (and yours,
too, maybe). As time has built a
structure to music published, our
music has changed rapidly in the
last two decades. Sounds of the
instruments, recording methods,
and publishing are all mostly -
if not completely - different than
the past producers would ever
have dreamed of, but when you
"cook all the fat" off today's tunes
a lot of it adds up to the roots of
enjoying music in the US of A.
Keep your mind open to the new
radio sound, as it can remind us
of where it truly came from.

Listen to the past. It holds great thoughts of tomorrow.
Want some? Here's one for you before you close my site:

quiz : who is it?

5 opinionated prattle:

Stan said...

That is the gentleman that I posted on my site, Mr. Tex Ritter. Ironically, I mentioned his son on my blog site last night (John Ritter, star of Three's Company)today his family filed a wrongful death suit in regards to his death and asking for $67 million dollars. the big difference that I noitce in the music today, one person with the right kind of electronic equipmentcan replace an entire band. The music today is not authenic music coming from instruments and the ability of a person to play them. Want a little drum, push a button. Need a clarinet, push another button. In the old days, they actually had to know how to play the intrusment. Look at the piano keyboards today, one keyboard can replace an entire orchestra. Thjey produce some great sounds, but also dillutes the talent of a performer.

Stan said...

Did you hear the steel guitar in that piece, can't reember the last time I saw any group play one of those and they use to be a must for any band.

j, d plumma said...

My Grandpa and Uncle Woody, I believe, own a steel. I remember family music together when I was young. Grandpa usually had the say in what was played, but Bert and Woody would throw some rock in once in a while.
"Peg Leg Jack",
"The Preacher and the Bear",
and "I'm My Own Grandpa"
were some of us kids' favorites.
We fought over who got to play the washtub bass and the spoons.
YES - we were a bunch of hicks!

j, d plumma said...

You're also right about a lot of music now - no talent except with digital equipment.
A lot of bands actually play REAL instruments, though. Even in 2008.
It's easy to see appreciation for
"used" songs that stir a fond memory, no? Sometimes hard to see it in new music styles. How many musical groups are there, now - total?

j, d plumma said...

One name:

Les Paul

...nothing more...

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