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Author Topic: Canned Heat's blues revival version of "Shake It and Break It"  (Read 1377 times)

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RadWinters

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Canned Heat's blues revival version of "Shake It and Break It"
« on: January 06, 2007, 09:52:52 AM »
Canned Heat, as everyone around here probably knows, was founded in the 1960s and was unusual in the evolution of "blues rock", as much of their early music was based upon rural blues songs and guitar parts.

The genius behind Canned Heat was Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson. He recorded a version of "Shake It and Break It", which was recorded twice by Charley Patton and appears in various forms in the blues tradition. I have composed a lyrical and structural analysis of Wilson's unique version of "Shake It and Break It". This is based largely upon research of Wilson's life, conducted by myself, and in part inspired by the general concept of the significance of contrasting/conflicting emotions in blues lyrics, as put forth by Dr. David Evans in his book Big Road Blues.

If you are interested in reading my analysis of Wilson's "Shake It and Break It", please feel free to check it out on my blog:

http://wordworkshop.blogspot.com/2006/12/alan-wilsons-shake-it-and-break-it.html

Thanks folks, and don't forget to boogie!

Offline dgrubbs

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Re: Canned Heat's blues revival version of "Shake It and Break It"
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 03:38:09 PM »
"This blog is open to invited readers only"

Offline Lignite

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Re: Canned Heat's blues revival version of "Shake It and Break It"
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 05:01:39 PM »
This post is from 2007. Why is it reappearing and closed for everyone but invited guests?

Offline Stuart

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Re: Canned Heat's blues revival version of "Shake It and Break It"
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 06:02:16 PM »
Guess to Q#1 is that dgrubbs ran across the post and link, and couldn't access it because the blog is now only open to invited readers, and is posting to call this to the attention to the original poster.

Guess to Q#2 is that after the time of the original post, someone--perhaps the author--decided to make the blog accessible by invitation only.

You could always send the original poster a PM and ask for more detail, if you want.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 06:05:01 PM by Stuart »