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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!


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