Music history

Towering above Music history blues cuts are blues without accompaniment: It just goes to show how Cajun music in the 20s and 30s was a real melting pot of styles and influences. On a side note, it was J.

Ice Cream For Crow Virgin,with Gary Lucas on guitar, reprises the dissonant Delta blues and its litany of abstract nonsense, but this time geared toward a melancholy introversion.

Ella Guru, with its loud background voices, incoherent syncopations, guttural anthems, tribal beat, steel slide short circuits and hesitant bass riff, and the lycanthropic attack Moonlight On Vermont, a dark and obsessive midnight incubus within a storm of devastating syncopations and voodoo drums This is Van Vliet personal version of hard-rock, his zombie blues, devoted to human sacrifice and occult rituals.

Rugged and desperate, it presents itselfwithout interruptions, as one entity. Ever since the s I was aware of recorded Cajun and Creole music from the s and 30s through an outstanding series of lps long-playing records on the market by the Arhoolie Records label.

Beefheart is no longer a clowning freak, but an anguished wild animal. Il blues diventava semplicemente un pretesto per attaccare i dogmi della musica commerciale: His ego emerges like a cherub from the clouds, to deliver us from the alienation of consumerism.

The Hackberry Ramblers were formed in the string band environment of the s by Luderin Darbonne on fiddle and Edwin Duhon on guitar and various instruments, and an amazing vocalist named Lennis Sonnier.

The guitar acts as atonal contracanto. The Spotlight Kid Outtakes would show that in those sessions Van Vliet nonetheless wrote many of the pieces that he would use on the following albums. The album contains eight medium-length cuts. Along the way, Van Vliet also created one of the most original styles of singing ever, one that, again, revolutionized centuries of vocal music.

The chaotic but rational improvisation is reminiscent of the frenetic geometry of Ornette Coleman, who in turn was influenced by Van Vliet. Grow Fins Revenant is a five-disc box-set of unreleased material. Hear the shouts of his band members telling him to "make it hot, Leo!

Don Van Vliet died in december at 69 of multiple sclerosis. And the Library of Congress had a mandate to go everywhere and record the story of the music people made when it looked to some like the world was going to end in the Great Depression, dust storms at home, and a world war brewing abroad!

Of the dismantled Magic Band only John French remained; this is another sign of the eternal solitude that grips Van Vliet. Adorno wrote that the Fantasia only seems the product of a madman, while in reality Music history is the expression of the madman one second before folly takes over.

Railroadism Viper, documents live performances of the s. This music by the great black Creole singer and accordionist Amd Ardoin, first with fiddler Dennis McGee and then solo, includes some of the most important and influential, not to mention beautiful, tunes and lyrics in all of Cajun and Creole history.

Under the column "horror" style ought to be listed two more barbaric assaults on rhythm, two more tributes to caustic irrationality: Oscar "Slim" Doucet, the accordion player, does two songs here with a man named Chester Hawkins on guitar: What comes out is one of the most creative, courageous albums of all time, decades ahead on the rest of rock music.

We are very fortunate today to have so much music from the s and s available on CD, much more than was available even when this Web site began in Trout Mask Replica is a monumental experiment in irregularity and an impressive catalog of vocal acrobatics.

Here we feature some of his later recordings with his string bands the Rhythm Boys and the Four Aces.

WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive

Later, he managed to record at least two brilliant albums, Shiny Beast and Ice Cream For Crowbut eventually disappeared from the music scenes and turned to painting. The Magic Band pushed itself beyond that declaration of indifference by playing blues, already not in tune with the Music history and Beach Boys, in such an eccentric way as to make Robert Johnson turn in his grave.

Uno spesso velo di alterazioni e distorsioni, un rumor bianco steso sui solchi impedisce la fruizione delle gag musicali di Beefheart e compagni, anche se ne lascia intuire la portata. He made an important contribution to local pride with his wildly popular version of the crossover hit, Jolie Blon, to the point that some people still call it the Cajun national anthem!

Il violento litigio del allontana del tutto i due geni di Los Angeles, con gran danno per il free blues di Beefheart. The humor of Safe As Milk is abandoned in favor of an eccentric but serious humor reminiscent of Erik Satie. His signature cry Eh Ha Ha! Ben visto soltanto dai pochi radicali in circolazione, Beefheart si sente cactus solitario in un deserto di sabbie Description: Early local recordings after World War II, from regional labels like Feature, Fais Do-Do, Folkstar, Opera, etc.

Special thanks to Lyle Ferbrache of Brentwood, California for his generous contributions to preserving and documenting this little known era of Cajun music! More essay to come.

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