Tuesday, August 14, 2007

One Thing The Blues Ain't

At a concert, Stephen Stills performed a heavy deep-south Blues solo. Some time during the introductory riffs, for some reason or another part of the audience broke into laughter.

Stills then quipped in a solemn drawl: "One thing the Blues ain't--is funny"

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Blogger Mojo Tooth said...

I love CSN as much as the next guy, but Stephen Stills is plain wrong. There have been millions of blues songs written that are hilarious, and intentionally so. Buddy Guy, BB King, many of the biggest names in blues have done funny blues songs.

I understand that he was just trying to put down the outbreak of laughter for the benefit of those that were listening. Too bad he had to propagate such a misunderstanding of blues in order to do it.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Thanks for the comment Mojo.

8:18 PM  

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