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ron ll
09-12-2012, 11:44 AM
Sometimes ya just gotta hear some. I'll start with the J. Geils Band.


http://youtu.be/5WwB4bLwbWE

leikec
09-12-2012, 12:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ojt7e88g2I


Jeff C

ron ll
09-12-2012, 12:25 PM
Oh, that was good!

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-12-2012, 12:43 PM
Meanwhile in Iceland, an ex-pat German....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbKBgXUtfFw

Willin'
09-12-2012, 12:49 PM
Ya can't have a thread on boogie without some Canned Heat!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-eoevD9GHc4

pefjr
09-12-2012, 01:23 PM
Love that #2 and #4. Here is one with one of the best Mandolin players Andy Statman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFf9GnL6v70

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-12-2012, 06:38 PM
The kings of boogie-woogie a were men like Meade Lux Lewis, Pinetop Smith and Albert Ammons. Their axe was the piano. They did their magic without benefit of long hair, funny cloths or electronic enhancement. They never made any videos with screaming fans, strobe lights of fireworks displays.
Sorry you missed them.

Old Dryfoot
09-12-2012, 06:47 PM
Boogie Woogie, maybe not but it's a damn fine song about Boogie Woogie!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_diTMPbgpY

Jimmy W
09-12-2012, 06:51 PM
Eden can do that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvOaKLTqsus

Garret
09-12-2012, 07:21 PM
The J Geils band is on tour again. Peter Wolfe, Magic Dick & some of the other originals I believe. They just played in VT a week or 2 ago.

ron ll
09-12-2012, 07:27 PM
Sorry you missed them.

Why in the world would you assume we did?

Bruce Taylor
09-12-2012, 08:00 PM
here's some dance with the music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWDfxgngrNc

Wow!

I wish I had enchanted yellow pants, so I could dance like him.

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-12-2012, 08:22 PM
Why in the world would you assume we did?

Because nobody that ever heard the real mccoy would ever confuse it with any iteration of rock and roll. I'm not a musician but I think you have to have an instrument that can play two different lines simultaneously to pull it off. Then there the art of it.

Jimmy W
09-12-2012, 09:26 PM
I think this thread needs some of the Killer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM&feature=related

ron ll
09-12-2012, 09:35 PM
What does the term "eight to the bar" mean? Is all of this (except the honky tonk) eight to the bar? Is it because the piano left hand riff has eight notes per measure (four plus an octave four)?

ron ll
09-12-2012, 09:42 PM
eight beats to the bar...

Isn't it 4/4 time?

Garret
09-12-2012, 09:58 PM
I used to know all that stuf even though I don't read music... I could have forgotten... maybe someone else will know... or... I could look up eight to the bar...

Here you go:


Actually, 8 notes to the (usually) 4 beat bar, or measure, or twice as fast as the beat (or two notes to each beat). One element of marking musical time is the measure, which can have a variety of number of beats in it, the most common being four. In swing and jazz music, which was popular when this phrase was used, the 4 beat measure was used most of the time. When counting the beats per measure, you would count 1-2-3-4-, one per beat. 8 notes to the measure or bar would be counted 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & .

When doing an ad lib solo, a common occurance in jazz, where a player played a solo that is made up on the spot, with the melody and rhythm being created by the player (but within the harmonic structure of the rest of the accompaniment). The soloist had the choice of playing fast within the beat pattern and harmony, or slow, or any combination. Generally speaking, the faster, or the more notes played, the more difficult and energetic the solo was. Thus, an excited fan or listener, or fellow band member, might call out to a soloist this phrase, which I've actually heard as part of an several old Big Band songs - "Beat me, Daddy, 8 to the bar!" . Or, in more modern vernacular, "Wail on that axe (guitar), dude, speed-metal style!"

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
09-13-2012, 02:11 AM
Course, you can't boogie with a guitar.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYSoJmSMctU

Willin'
09-13-2012, 07:40 AM
They did their magic without benefit of long hair, funny cloths or electronic enhancement. They never made any videos with screaming fans, strobe lights of fireworks displays.


Hey Chuck, you do realize the 60s are over, right? You sound like Foghorn Leghorn... "If there's one thing ah hates, I say, if there's one thing ah hates, I hates hippies!" BY:D

skuthorp
09-13-2012, 08:43 AM
One of the originals. Died with his boots on they say in a knife fight over a woman.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjNv7EqkahM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_SpxbgMOJg&feature=related

Then there's Cow Cow Davenport and Meade Lux Lewis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k29Q-eVE9g&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&NR=1&v=vzIV-zWsJCs

Then there's Albert Ammons and Pine Top Smith. This is part of America's heritage and great gift to the world.

skuthorp
09-13-2012, 09:20 AM
You might try this, at least 4 parts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0sxcDIJwRI&feature=related
Sorry I really like this music.

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-13-2012, 09:49 AM
Hey Chuck, you do realize the 60s are over, right? You sound like Foghorn Leghorn... "If there's one thing ah hates, I say, if there's one thing ah hates, I hates hippies!" BY:D

Sixties? Whose talking about the sixties, sonny? Authentic boogie-woogie goes back into the twenties. I don't go back that far but I remember Glen Miller, Artie shaw and a lot of other first water musicians. And some of the boogie-woogie piano men were part of that scene.
From my perspective the rise of the electric guitar was a sign that popular music was on a down slide. Rock and roll has outlasted it's welcome. Every possible combination of intense volume, hair, nakedness and sexual antics has been tried and we seem to be going thru' that menu for the second or third time.
Remember, Elvis didn't die from drugs. He died from shame. He was doing a the exact same schtick at 40+ that he had done at 19.

Gerarddm
09-13-2012, 09:59 AM
That Long John Baldry song is absolutely classic. "Boooojie Woooojie", LOL. What a kick ass song. I used to play it a lot on WBRU.

Willin'
09-13-2012, 11:20 AM
Sixties? Whose talking about the sixties, sonny? Authentic boogie-woogie goes back into the twenties. I don't go back that far but I remember Glen Miller, Artie shaw and a lot of other first water musicians. And some of the boogie-woogie piano men were part of that scene.
From my perspective the rise of the electric guitar was a sign that popular music was on a down slide. Rock and roll has outlasted it's welcome. Every possible combination of intense volume, hair, nakedness and sexual antics has been tried and we seem to be going thru' that menu for the second or third time.
Remember, Elvis didn't die from drugs. He died from shame. He was doing a the exact same schtick at 40+ that he had done at 19.

I gotta disagree with you there, bud. Musicians have always used whatever technology was available to get their music heard. If the big bands were still around these days they would be getting their music across to their fan base by any means and media they could. Check out the March Forth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWt1GLBmTcUif you don't believe me. I bet if Shaw or Miller were alive today, their bands would look something like this.You probably remember your folks disliking your favorite music when you were young too. My folks sure did, just as their folks probably resented the imposition that radio made into their family life. For my money. I'll take long haired, loud and sexy any day.

Yeah, those old musicians, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Pinetop Perkins, Professor Longhair, none of those guys ever used drugs, alcohol or sex as an inspiration or muse. Everyone stayed a sober virgin till they died back in the good ol' days.

Sorry for the drift.

pefjr
09-13-2012, 11:35 AM
If you guys can get away from your arguing long enough, you might enjoy this older thread that has some of those boogie woogie tunes.The Blues (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?109265-The-Blues)

John Smith
09-13-2012, 12:16 PM
The kings of boogie-woogie a were men like Meade Lux Lewis, Pinetop Smith and Albert Ammons. Their axe was the piano. They did their magic without benefit of long hair, funny cloths or electronic enhancement. They never made any videos with screaming fans, strobe lights of fireworks displays.
Sorry you missed them.

This guy's been around a while, and still worth hearing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHmmid1pLi8

Garret
09-13-2012, 12:48 PM
IYou probably remember your folks disliking your favorite music when you were young too. My folks sure did, just as their folks probably resented the imposition that radio made into their family life.

Further drift....

My dad disliked most of my music, except maybe an occasional Traffic instrumental or some such. One day I was playing Little Feat's "Down on the Farm". Yeah, it was kinda loud. My dad stuck his head in the door & I immediately jumped up to turn it down. He said "Can you play that again?". While picking my jaw up off the floor, I rewound the cassette & started it again. About 15 seconds in, my dad started grinning. We listened to it all the way through & when it was done he said "That's a Cab Calloway tune. I remember dancing to that & other songs 'til 4 AM at the Apollo (in Harlem). Those were good times, thanks for the memory." & turned around & walked out.

Cuyahoga Chuck
09-13-2012, 04:46 PM
I gotta disagree with you there, bud. Musicians have always used whatever technology was available to get their music heard. If the big bands were still around these days they would be getting their music across to their fan base by any means and media they could. Check out the March Forth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWt1GLBmTcUif you don't believe me. I bet if Shaw or Miller were alive today, their bands would look something like this.You probably remember your folks disliking your favorite music when you were young too. My folks sure did, just as their folks probably resented the imposition that radio made into their family life. For my money. I'll take long haired, loud and sexy any day.

Yeah, those old musicians, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Pinetop Perkins, Professor Longhair, none of those guys ever used drugs, alcohol or sex as an inspiration or muse. Everyone stayed a sober virgin till they died back in the good ol' days.

Sorry for the drift.

Artie Shaw lived to be close to 100. I heard him interviewed when he was in is early 90's. He said he was happy to see the jitterbug scene pass because he was happy to retire to the recording studio where he had more opportunities to experiment. When he quit the big band scene he had a lot of money and he turned it into a lot more speculating in LA real estate.
To play in a first-water bigband you had to be a virtuoso on your instrument. Sight read, any tempo, any key, etc., etc. When folks went to see a big band they knew they were seeing the best.
BTW, "TD's Booger-Woogie" is said to be a good seller to this day.

If you want to hear "the Great American Songbook " click here: http://www.wkhr.org/live/select.htm

pefjr
09-13-2012, 05:06 PM
here's some dance with the music...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWDfxgngrNcYeah wow, that girl glides across the floor like she has wings.

Tom Montgomery
09-13-2012, 05:13 PM
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You can't have a thread about boogie without some John Hartford:



http://youtu.be/K9GgvHDVq_I

John Smith
09-14-2012, 05:33 AM
I think this thread needs some of the Killer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yRdDnrB5kM&feature=related

I was going to post something by Jerry Lee, but had to go out. I have a version of "Rocking my Life Away" with a LOT of piano. I always wished hed do a few instrumentals.

John Smith
09-14-2012, 05:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oVp0j2oeWI