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Re: Non-loop content: musicology

Now that we've migrated into some sort of historical OT musicology, i was
wondering if someone could answer a question for me...

I have a couple of "hawaiian/polynesian" records from what looks like early
60's(?).  They are from that period where 'stereo' records were being
produced and the whole focus was on Stereo, not the image of the band
themselves.  Actually, it's hard to find the name of the band on these
records, it all just 'polynesian percussion' and 'island moods' stuff, with
big, big, STEREO SOUND icons on it.

Anyway, listening to these records reminds me so much of traditional
country/folk music.  Does anyone know any historical connection between
these two styles?  My musical history is less than stellar...

Sorry for the OT.  If you have any info, contact me off list.



>>Ireland and "the Blues": Blues certainly can trace some of it's origins 
>>Ireland (Celtic folk -> country -> blues).
>i'm not sure if this lineage is entirely accurate ... the guitar itself, 
>course, came from Europe, primarily central and western Europe where the
>lute was popular.  with the guitar came a playing tradtion along with the
>folk songs of Europe, so certainly that had some stylistic impact on the
>Blues, but that style of music itself (in relation to the guitar) came
>primarily from the attempt to imitate the African slaves' singing style
>using a slide (the melodies of the slaves' spirituals and 'working chants'
>relied heavily on gliding notes and quarter-step intervals).  this 
>'blues' music is quite different from what came about in the earlier 20th
>century that was called 'the blues', which used more principles from
>European music, including the I - IV - V progression, which, for some
>reason, seemed to fit with the African-ish melodies very well.  It's out 
>*this* 'country blues' tradition that the original 'country' music came 
>well as jazz), and, from this, rock-n-roll.  to simplify, i think that
>diagram would go something like this:       European folk\
>                          orig. blues-'country blues'-country
>African acapella singing /
>>Other U2:
>>Yesterday I was channel surfing during the commute home.  Hit "New Year's
>>Day" and left it.  The on came the Eagles' "Peaceful easy feeling".  
>>out I was listening to a classic rock station.  Got home -- yep, more 
>>hair in the mirror.
>man, i'm only 20, and everytime I hear Tears For Fears songs in the 
>slots on the radio, i feel like an old codger:P
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