>Joel Fritz <lc_calamese@...>
> >Just a peeve at too much categorisation - I'm relieved like everyone else
> >that people like Fats, Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint have been found
> >and well.
My comment wasn't meant to categorize. I have been chastised on other lists
by asking what I considered to be an inoccuous question; and as someone who
rarely has input to this list, I didn't wish to offend any Puritan who may
lurk in the wings. I can find jazz/blues (to my mind) in a deal of music
outside the realms of what I would define as jazz.
Didn't Janis Joplin once state that Bessie had an influence on her singing?
Joe Cocker has admitted to being influenced early on, by Black blues
singers, Eric Clapton in the 60's, even early Elvis (Lovin' You).
The wonderful thing about music is that nowhere in the world can one find
two people who like exactly the same sounds, or whose musical opinions
agree. I have had friends over the years who have loved the same Jelly,
Bessie, Oliver, Ellington, Bix, that I do, but have turned their noses up
because I happen to like some Rock n' Roll as well (that recorded prior to