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Like everybody else in the Delta, they listened to phonographs, jukeboxes and the radio, and they sang country music, popular songs of the day, even jazz, for both blacks and whites. Singer Johnny Shines, who knew [Robert] Johnson well, said that the singer of the doomy 'Hellhound on My Trail' was also 'a polka hound' - David Gates on the bluesman stereotype, Newsweek

Author Topic: Eighth Notes--To Swing or Not to Swing?  (Read 17058 times)

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Offline shmot

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Re: Eighth Notes--To Swing or Not to Swing?
« Reply #75 on: February 12, 2013, 06:47:22 PM »
hello Johnm---re staccato in old pop---I was not referring to Mr. Welk---he was the tail end of this.

believe me, those notes meant something different in 1912--they were snappy and energetic, pretty jazzy (in pop music anyway.)

btw, what is meant by Weenie Campbell? I don't check FAQs.

meanwhile, I am hoping for more opinions and thoughts on the beginning of swing 8ths. Pop piano "before swing" is my area of study.

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Re: Eighth Notes--To Swing or Not to Swing?
« Reply #76 on: February 16, 2013, 08:57:03 AM »


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