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Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: Cocaine Eyes ()
Date: February 21, 2012 16:24

This is downright silly:

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smoking smiley

Never mind that Mick Jagger is not primarily known as a blues singer.

Uhhmmm, weren't Mick and all of the Stones completely into the blues (and jazz)? confused smiley

EDIT: Apologies if this has been posted earlier!

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2012-02-21 16:27 by Cocaine Eyes.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: mitchflorida1 ()
Date: February 21, 2012 16:29

The only time the Stones were into jazz was when Mick Taylor played guitar on Can't You Hear Me Knocking. They never played jazz before or after that.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: zeb ()
Date: February 21, 2012 16:33

DonĀ“t forget the end of How Can I Stop. =)

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: Cocaine Eyes ()
Date: February 21, 2012 16:33

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mitchflorida1
The only time the Stones were into jazz was when Mick Taylor played guitar on Can't You Hear Me Knocking. They never played jazz before or after that.

But I was unclear - I was referring to Charlie Watts' wonderful jazz band. He's completely into jazz and he's a founding Stone.smiling smiley I've seen his jazz acts many, many times and he's brilliant!

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Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: February 21, 2012 16:36

if mick jagger is primarily a blues singer, then i must be primarily a springsteen fan....

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: Cocaine Eyes ()
Date: February 21, 2012 16:40





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Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: mr_dja ()
Date: February 21, 2012 17:49

I think the article is pretty accurate. Mick ISN'T primarily known as a blues singer. BB King, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo & Gary Clarke Jr. are all renowned blues musicians. I Love Mick & Keith and their blues but I don't think that I'd label either of them as actual blues musicians.

Blues Fans = Yes
Blues Supporters = Yes
Blues Advocates = Yes
Blues Singer (Mick) = Not Really, Sometimes
Blues Guitarist (Keith) = Kinda, Sorta, Sometimes, but again, Not Really

There is no doubt in my mind that much of the Stones music is bluesy, blues-based, blues-influenced. That doesn't make them blues musicians, a blues band or blues artists. Could they be if they wanted to? Probably. Have both Keith & Mick done their homework, studied & paid their dues? Sure. But when the band hits the stage or the studio, more often than not, they're playing something other than the blues.

On a side note: They've done a lot of country music as well. Studied it, learned it and been influenced by it. Would anyone call them country musicians/singers?

Peace,
Mr DJA

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: GumbootCloggeroo ()
Date: February 21, 2012 17:56

Or are they a reggae band and is Mick or Keith a reggae singer? No.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: corriecas ()
Date: February 21, 2012 17:56

No, they are not
Just listen to the blues, and the old blues singers
The stones cant match that, not even by far!!
jeroen

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: February 21, 2012 17:59

He can sing the blues....but probably not while feeling the blues.
Thats how blues singers of old distinguish themselves.

Heck, I was singing the blues just this weekend with a couple friends and a couple beers. I wasn't feeling the blues though.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: StonesTod ()
Date: February 21, 2012 18:12

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Munichhilton
He can sing the blues....but probably not while feeling the blues.
Thats how blues singers of old distinguish themselves.

Heck, I was singing the blues just this weekend with a couple friends and a couple beers. I wasn't feeling the blues though.

i was playing reggae all day yesterday, but i wasn't looking very natty dread

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: corriecas ()
Date: February 21, 2012 18:25

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Munichhilton
He can sing the blues....but probably not while feeling the blues.
Thats how blues singers of old distinguish themselves.

Heck, I was singing the blues just this weekend with a couple friends and a couple beers. I wasn't feeling the blues though.

This is what i wanted to say.
thanks, i agree.
jeroen

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: Naturalust ()
Date: February 21, 2012 18:30

Funny if you ask Mick though, he considers himself a blues singer. I've heard the interviews. He certainly isn't a blues singer as far as I'm concerned. He's a singer and frontman for a Rock and Roll band. period. peace

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: 71Tele ()
Date: February 21, 2012 21:35

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mitchflorida1
The only time the Stones were into jazz was when Mick Taylor played guitar on Can't You Hear Me Knocking. They never played jazz before or after that.

Time Waits For No One...kind of.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: noughties ()
Date: February 21, 2012 21:50

He`s a rock singer.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: Munichhilton ()
Date: February 21, 2012 21:52

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StonesTod
Quote
Munichhilton
He can sing the blues....but probably not while feeling the blues.
Thats how blues singers of old distinguish themselves.

Heck, I was singing the blues just this weekend with a couple friends and a couple beers. I wasn't feeling the blues though.

i was playing reggae all day yesterday, but i wasn't looking very natty dread

Not even after a while?

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: soulsurvivor1 ()
Date: February 21, 2012 22:29

Wellthen how do you classify 1963 - 1965, basically the first 4 albums.
Exactly Which One Of THese Is Not Blues ? 99% of everything Else is Blues/Rock or Bluesy Ballads.

I'm A King Bee
Not Fade Away
Little By Little
Down Home Girl
Little Red Rooster
Honest I Do
Off THe Hook
Pain In My Heart
What A Shame
I Just Can't Be Satisfied
Heart Of Stone
Confessing The Blues
Cry To Me
That's How Strong My Love Is
Spider & The Fly
Look What you've Done
Time Is On My Side
Good Times Bad Times
If You Need Me
High Heeled Sneakers(Unreleased)
Tell Me Baby, How Many Times(Unreleased)
Bright Lights, Big City(Unreleased)

SOULSURVIVOR

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: February 21, 2012 23:25

Quote
soulsurvivor1
Wellthen how do you classify 1963 - 1965, basically the first 4 albums.
Exactly Which One Of THese Is Not Blues ? 99% of everything Else is Blues/Rock or Bluesy Ballads.

I'm A King Bee
Not Fade Away
Little By Little
Down Home Girl
Little Red Rooster
Honest I Do
Off THe Hook
Pain In My Heart
What A Shame
I Just Can't Be Satisfied
Heart Of Stone
Confessing The Blues
Cry To Me
That's How Strong My Love Is
Spider & The Fly
Look What you've Done
Time Is On My Side
Good Times Bad Times
If You Need Me
High Heeled Sneakers(Unreleased)
Tell Me Baby, How Many Times(Unreleased)
Bright Lights, Big City(Unreleased)

SOULSURVIVOR

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: johnypar ()
Date: February 22, 2012 00:17

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Naturalust
Funny if you ask Mick though, he considers himself a blues singer. I've heard the interviews. He certainly isn't a blues singer as far as I'm concerned. He's a singer and frontman for a Rock and Roll band. period. peace


I agree with this. Neither Mick nor Keith would fall under the category of blues. True, they have been influenced by blues, particularly at the beginning of their career. But also by country (more than blues IMO), funk, reagee, rap ;-)

They are rock'n'roll band. Of course that I love to see when Jagger is singing the blues, in the same way that I like Richards performing country.

Mick being invited, find it kind of funny. In the same manner, if there would be celebration of rock'n'roll or british rock (60's), they should invite Justin Timberlake or Britney Spears - they did excatly the same thing to younger generations as the Stones couple of decades ago

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Date: February 22, 2012 00:32

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mitchflorida1
The only time the Stones were into jazz was when Mick Taylor played guitar on Can't You Hear Me Knocking. They never played jazz before or after that.

Terrifying is somewhat jazz.

Parts of it anyhoo.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: February 22, 2012 00:48

Well, they started out as blues epigons. But they are a rock & roll band really. It's a very hard for a London middle-class boy to have any real credibility as a blues singer in the long run.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: February 22, 2012 01:05

However, The Rolling Stones' greatest contribution to the blues was bringing it to another (whiter) audience. Which benefited not only themselves but bluessingers like Muddy waters also. They were instrumental in spreading the message of the blues so to speak.

Re: Mick (And Stones) Are NOT Blues Singers - SAY WHAT?
Posted by: jamesfdouglas ()
Date: February 22, 2012 01:47

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corriecas
No, they are not
Just listen to the blues, and the old blues singers
The stones cant match that, not even by far!!
jeroen

100% correct. They were blues 'wannabes' when they started for a few years adn do still try to stir up that voodoo, and they certainly raised blues awarness, but they're not blues.

Blues is SO MUCH MORE than what any of them are capable of, together or apart.

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