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Author Topic: Eight o'clock in the morning don't say one mumbling word - Quote drive 2016  (Read 592 times)

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Offline Rivers

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I'm a bit late with this but here we go again. Thread title is from Memphis Minnie's Drunken Barrelhouse Blues.

I find this quote intriguing:

Mercer Ellington has stated that Juan Tizol conceived the melody to "Caravan" in 1936 as a result of his days studying music in Puerto Rico, where they couldn't afford much sheet music so the teacher would turn the music upside down after they had learned to play it right-side up. This "inversion" technique led to a modal sound throughout Tizol's work - wikipedia entry for "modal jazz"

You have to wonder what Caravan would sound like played backwards.

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Re: Eight o'clock in the morning don't say one mumbling word - Quote drive 2016
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 12:34:00 PM »
And I want you to take this to your grave, to your grave. No matter how good you sound, you don't sound good to somebody. And no matter how bad you sound, you sound good to somebody. Most of your criticism comes from people who can?t pick their teeth, can?t pick nothin?. They say ?He can?t play,? but they can?t do nothin?. Trust me now, don?t ever sit down playin? to entertain, to satisfy your audience, because anything you play ain?t gonna satisfy all of them anyway. Play to the best of your ability.
                                                        --Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, from Bentonia, at PTCBW 2016
« Last Edit: September 05, 2016, 12:38:12 PM by lindy »

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Re: Eight o'clock in the morning don't say one mumbling word - Quote drive 2016
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 12:49:08 PM »
Hi all,
"There stands a fellow, over yonder, he looks just like he wants to ponder"

Uncle Dave Macon-"I've Got The Mourning Blues"

All best,
Johnm

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Re: Eight o'clock in the morning don't say one mumbling word - Quote drive 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 12:49:51 PM »
What a great quote from Jimmy Holmes, Lindy!
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Eight o'clock in the morning don't say one mumbling word - Quote drive 2016
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 07:13:41 AM »
"There's nothing magical about guitar playing. Being a good guitar player requires more finesse than factory work. It does not require as much finesse as being a good plumber."
-Andy Cohen (roughly), Port Townsend 2016

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Re: Eight o'clock in the morning don't say one mumbling word - Quote drive 2016
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 07:22:20 PM »
Man, this is the weirdest. Talk about an evolutionary cul-de-sac lick . . .
                                              Ari Eisinger, teaching Blind Blake's "Walking Across the Country"

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Re: Eight o'clock in the morning don't say one mumbling word - Quote drive 2016
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2016, 07:11:23 AM »
Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
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My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

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I've added these six quotes to the quote generator. Please post new quotes to the 2017 edition of the quote drive at http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11355.0

Last year we didn't get that many, though they were good ones. Let's try to do better this year!

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