Sunday, March 4, 2012

Can Music Be Perfect? Vol. 8

In our collective American cultural brain, jazz and R&B are "black" music, and country is "white" music. What then to make of the blues in bluegrass, and the swing in country swing, the roots of so much of that shit-kickin' stuff we know and love today? My taste in swing tends toward Fletcher Henderson and Count Basie, but Bob Wills always sounds fine, just fine...

1 comment:

  1. Ah, this is what the J.Bs would be if James Brown were not leading them, and if they were white of course.

    Aside from that I'm awfully glad you picked Bob Wills his rendition with the Texas Playboys of Sitting on Top of the World is just fantastic.