Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Tunesmith You've Got to be Joking! - greatest blues singers (239* d) You've Got to be Joking! 03 Oct 18

I bought some old UK blues magazine recently and one of them had a list of - what they said - were the 100 greatest blues singers of all time...and the great Otis Rush - who died the other day - came in at position 33..but wait! Robert Plant came in at position 3 ( Steve Marriott also beat Otis. In fact Steve and Robert both beat Aretha )
    Now, I can’t really take UK blues singers seriously because, almost to a man/woman , they sing in a pseudo-American phoney accent which I would suggest disqualifies them as great singers. They are in fact acting out the role of blues/rock singers.
    Imagine Robert De Niro coming in at number 3 in a poll of the greatest boxers of all-time because he did a convincing job of acting the role of a boxer in “Raging Bull”. Or, try this: Imagine a British Elvis impersonator - and there are some really good ones - coming in at number 3 in a poll of the greatest rock’n’ roll singers of all-time!

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.