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Max asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicBlues · 1 month ago

What Style Of Music Is This?

This is a style of music you see in rock and blues. It's where the singer pretty much talks....while playing a rhythm on his guitar.

The talking has a faint rhythm too. But you get the idea. It's basically where the singer is telling a story as he plays a rhythm on the guitar and then from time to time plays licks.

An example is George Thorogood. He does this a lot. His song ' One bourbon, one scotch, one beer ' features this kind of talking singing.

I've heard a couple of other rock and blues artists do this too. What is this style of music called?

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  • 1 month ago
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    It's called talking blues folk-rock. Arlo Guthrie's song Alice's Restaurant is a perfect example of the style.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuSBv5xim-o

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  • 1 month ago

    Folk Blues/Blues period. Need to go much further back than Thorogood. The second video IMO was Hopkins masterpiece.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f9V-_2dYlE

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdwa_YQBqZ8

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  • John
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    1 month ago

    I saw a TV ad for one of those music compilations some people put out. "Love songs of the 70's" and stuff. This one was "Story songs" and I'd never heard the term before. The samples were heavy on the C&W and pop, but there was Convoy, Harper Valley PTA, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Yes, all similar to Alice's Restaurant. In my early teens was "Moose Turd Pie". "Well, I got a job on a cattle drive and somebody had to cook........"

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  • mars
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Talking-Blues", "Scat" or "Toasting"?

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