strumminsix wrote: tigerstrat wrote:
Shakedown = disco jam
Don't Ease = electric folk
U.S. Blues = swing/blues
Big RxR Blues = uptempo blues
Iko = electric folk
But anywho, thanks for getting my gears turning for the rockin' side of Jerry.
sheesh. Then he has NO rockers at all. Then Day Job = electric folk and/or swing/blues also, and so does Deal, Mighty Swell, etc. etc.
Each one of those rocks me. Ramble On Rose is an earthquake.
Umm, I agreed with over half your list and thanked you for opening up my eyes.
Why the gloom?
No gloom here, although the last few days have been mournful over Vince's death, and the fact that I'll never get to meet him now. I was just very shocked by some of your rejects...and the reasoning.
You and I have been having some very spirited disagreements over interpetation and meanings, and now it seems even the definition of rock n roll, which in my book is
either "uptempo" blues"(as you labeled Big RxR Blues) in the more traditional Louis Jordan/Chuck Berry/Stones/Zep>> sense, or (in the... Grateful Dead sense) any form of music with a very forceful and heavy beat, which leaves you feeling like you've been "rocked".
Now I'm pretty sure we are sort of excluding slow tempo songs, but not sure if you specifically mean UP tempo songs.
I don't get how Day Job and Deal are defined by you as rockers and U.S. Blues, Don't Ease and Big RxR Blues are something else? I would call all of these songs rockers, but if the original "boogie" definition is used, I would say say that of all 5 tunes, Big RxR best fits the "boogie" model.
phreaker said it best: It's all rock. They were quoted many times saying they considered what they did "rock".