Another Voice Silenced  

tayninh2 70M
121 posts
1/9/2006 4:22 pm

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Another Voice Silenced


Lou Rawls passed away the other day. I was thinking about the wonderful music this man made. As a baby boomer all the great music we had. Before television we all sit around the radio. The great stars we heard. You can name the first name's and everyone knows who you are talking about. We had Frank, Ella, Duke, and Count. And many others. You remember watching Ed Sullivan and seeing many stars on his show, from Elvis to The Beatles. You could go on and on. Last night I seen Stevie Wonder and the funny thing was, I came into the living room my daughter had one of those people on. The man on the TV said he was a super star. I had to laugh. A year from now if he is lucky no one will remember him or his music. What great voice's and music. It was a great time to be a kid and growing up.

rm_art_persists 51M
1789 posts
1/9/2006 5:00 pm

The music coming out is every bit as creative as it was "in the day". The only difficulty is that there is so much more now. We have so much choice that we can move on as soon as something is stale - even Lou Rawls had a stale period. Also, a difficulty of creating amongst so much is that it is hard to be 'original'. Elvis stood out because he was the 'first'. If he was creating the same material now, he would probably have made a couple albums and then would have faded away...


qyxx 60F
3267 posts
1/20/2006 9:39 pm

It was originally done by Odetta, the folk singer I think.

I remember a conversation I had with my sister some time ago. We both were talking about how we don't follow the music award shows the way we used to because we don't know who most of the winners are. The music "back in the day" was far superior to what we hear now because if you really think about it, we get a lot of "sampling" and remakes.

IMHO

Q.


qyxx 60F
3267 posts
1/21/2006 9:10 am

Odetta and Harry Belafonte

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