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In Praise of TEXAS MUSICIANS: MAVERICKS OF MUSIC

 
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In Praise of TEXAS MUSICIANS: MAVERICKS OF MUSIC
Hello everybody. Hope you enjoyed your Christmas and are all mellowed out.

I've really been enjoying all the music threads on this forum and have been amazed by how passionate and knowledgable so many GLPers are on this subject.

While I've had the pleasure of looking at - and joining in on - posts relating to different genres and moods, I thought it might be interesting to explore some favourite tracks from a regional perspective. Seems like the people and the music from different parts of the world share characteristics that can be instantly recognisable.

Texas is a good case in point. Shared characteristics of its musical natives:

1. Generally speaking, not the most attractive people in the world. Since they were not pin-up material this may have allowed them to develop their musical talents without music machine interference.

2. Texans, and it's musicians, have a reputation for being: brave, stubborn, brutally honest, outspoken, ferociously independent, and not giving a damn what anyone else thinks about them. This makes for some bold, blisteringly passionate, innovative music.

I'm sure there's a real opportunity for other threads concerning, say, music from LA, Canada, Kent, England or Southern Louisiana. Each has it's own distinctive characteristics, but I hope you like the following, and would welcome seeing your own Texas music contributions:

1. Janis Joplin - Cry Baby - the incomperable JJ



2. Johnny Winter (and Dr. John) Johnny B. Good - - the intro underlines the importance of exploring your musical roots...



3. Steve Earle - The Unrepentent



4. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood - A GLP favourite - simply awesome



5. ZZ Top - Jesus Left Chicago



6. Lightnin' Hopkins - Lonesome Road



7. Meat Loaf - I Would Do Anything For Love



8. Roy Orbinson - Only the Lonely



9. Butthole Surfers - Who Was in My Room Last Night



10. Waylon Jennings - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way



There are so many others... hope you enjoy this selection!

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