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Any of you an old soul?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by LTE, May 19, 2011.

  1. LTE

    LTE Member

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    Meaning the other day I'm watching Great Guitars of Jazz (Tal Farlow, Herb Ellis and Charlie Byrd). My wife asks if any are still alive. I tell her no, all have moved to play that gig in the sky. She asks some of my other favorites, I state naming Miles, Cannonball, Coltrane, Montgomery, etc. She asks if they were gone to, I told her just about every one of them.

    She mentions that I am such an old soul.

    Any of you guys here really just favor players that were gone when you were just learning to play?
     
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  2. alguit

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    Yeah, I get this.

    For me, I was grabbed as a late teen by Miles Davis and Skip James, Duke Ellington and The Carter Family...I like new artists too, sometimes, but I still seem to gravitate back further down the roots of our musical tree.
     
  3. jpervin

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    Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf got me started. Both are long dead, though Muddy was still alive when I started playing guitar in the late '70s.
     
  4. Glass Onion

    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    One said to me. Why do you keep buying Clapton albums they all have the same songs. Yeah but they Are different. No he says yeah I say you just are not really listening. I am 36 and I keep turning friends on to Django. Freddie fender con way twitty and every other old guy from all kinds of genres. Early big ears is a good thing
     
  5. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    I listen to little music recorded after I was born (1984); it's not a conscious choice, just a matter of taste. If you want a detailed review of the solo albums of Graham Nash, I'm your man, but don't ask me who the members of Lady Gaga are.
     
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    I see what you did there :aok
     
  7. KRosser

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    I have no soul....didn't you hear?
     
  8. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    i dunno nuthin' about no old soulyisms,
    but, apparently,
    i am an old fart.

    dt / spltrcl
     
  9. Gotham City Blues

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    Don't worry. You're not alone. I know scales other than pentatonic minor. I lost my soul a long time ago. :eek:
     
  10. crzyfngers

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    yup, stax, volt, all that old soul.
     
  11. RedTiger

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    No offense, but it sounds more like you know about music history and your wife doesn't.

    Seeing as how I learned to play as a teenager in the 90s, yes, all my heroes are either dead guys or guys past their prime.
     
  12. MartinPiana

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    OP reminded me of some who are still alive and cooking.

    Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Bucky Pizzarelli, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock....

    For that matter, Buddy Guy is 74....
     
  13. LTE

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    Part of that is true, but she didn't start listening to different things until I came along. She was all top 40. When I came along, she told me that jazz was boring (elevator music as she called it), country sucked, and classical was beyond dull.
     
  14. Griz

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    I figure i must be an old soul-fart, because I so heavily dig Indian classical music and I'm 56.

    Can a soul fart?

    :dunno

    If so, 'scuse me.
     
  15. Lotis

    Lotis Silver Supporting Member

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  16. Gotham City Blues

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    ...while you kiss the sky.:roll
     
  17. musicofanatic5

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    All the music I play is by dead guys.
     
  18. LTE

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    What? Zombies! The rapture did happen! We were all left behind!
     

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