Monday, August 10, 2020

When a fan of rap music hears real music

This young lady grew up listening to rap music.

Here, she listens to The Righteous Brothers and gives us her reactions.

She is surprised at the range and the singer's ability to project emotion.

"Range" is not something rap "artists" are noted for.


11 comments:

  1. Two generations of musicians (at least) lost to the Rap machine..

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  2. What just happened? She should ask herself what HAS happened. She should listen to some good Motown, sung by people who were trying like hell to get past the point of having to enter the venues through the back door, and eat lunch in "black only" restaurants, only to see subsequent generations PLEADING for segregation to return!

    'Remember Motown, where the black people sang so good, even "Whitey" was watching Soul Train?

    Yeah, kid; "What just happened?..."

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  3. And don't forget the musicians on some of the hottest hit records for STAX records like Wilson Pickett's were the Swampers a bunch of white guys down in Muscle Shoals Alabama. Need proof ?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKmGUIM1uAI

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  4. Heard about the "listening" thing but never saw a vid before. Great bppgly mooglies what happens when they get turned on to Janice Joplin, Zeppelin or George Thorogood? Gonna be exploded skulls everywhere...

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    1. What's really scary is to introduce rap-listeners to Bach, Beethoven and other great masters.

      I saw one idiot completely stunned by listening to Debussy's 'Clair de Lune.' She asked me what the heck I was listening to. My answer was simple, I was listening to beauty.

      Then I hit her with the full 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and she just lost it.

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  5. I recommend "Snowflakes are dancing" (the new sound of DeBussey) as recorded by Isao Tomita. Then Holst's The Planets by Isao Tomita. And the soundtrack to 2001:A Space Odyssey.

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    1. And the album "Hot Buttered Soul" by Isaac Hayes.

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  6. somebody should tell her about Free Bird...lynyrd Skynyrd.

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  7. Anyone who looks at my music collection thinks I'm crazy. There is everything from martial marching music, classical, country, soul, funk, bluegrass, metal in a dozen different forms and things that defy categorization for me. 60s, 70s, 80s (God, but I loved the 80s!) a little 90s and some modern stuff. Lots of classical. My Dad's 78s of big band music. I still have my HK, Pioneer, Kenwood and Hafler stereo gear, and it all still works beautifully. JBL 4312s let me hear it the way the engineers heard it and mixed it. Daughter is the same, Son varies from country to heavy metal and back. Mrs. Freeholder is Motown and 70s. The ladies have good voices, my son and I are enthusiastic.

    Send the girl to my house-I'll warp her for life. :-)

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  8. She should watch/listen to the Christmas service at King's
    "Nine lessons and carols" but then it's a white thing. She wouldn't understand.

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    1. I don't think you are giving this young lady enough credit. It is rare when anybody re-examines their assumptions and restarts from the very beginning.

      That is what this lady did. She had the realization that she had voluntarily narrowed her choices in music and her horizons were stunted as a result.

      That is not a white or a black thing. That is the human condition. And I applaud her willingness to admit her condition and to take steps to address it.

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