The Society of Cool!
Clearly many of the early bands liked by Mods were lovers of the Blues. Playing covers of Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, The three KIngs and J L Hooker. Certainly The Stones, Kinks, Who and Animals did. Im sure others such as Georgie Fame were more into the Jazz scene. So how do members feel about Jazz and Blues today?
May well be ;-)
I like a bit a funky jazz, I always enjoyed The James Taylor Quartet and Corduroy and oldies like Jimmy Smith, Richard Groove Holmes Jimmy Mcgriff , all the organ grinding jazz stuff. But on the whole I prefer Blues, R&B and Garage haha ooops didn't mean to slip garage into the thread hahaha
Thats fine Andrew. I like the Garage sound. Its all about what you like, we all have our own likes and dislikes.
I dont think anyone has mentioned the Beatles Steve. I certainly would not associate them with either Blues or Jazz. However The Stones, Kinks and Who have often and loudly proclaimed their indebtedness to their heroes, the black American Blues and soul musicians. Many have also performed, writen and recorded with them. And I know for a fact that some of the biggest names in the Blues, BB King, Muddy Waters and JL Hooker to name but three, have wholeheartedly thanked The Stones, Who etc for reigniting the US Blues scene and, in the process, making these original artists a LOT of money. Not all stars are selfish!
The Yardbirds toured with Sonny Boy Williamson in the 60's, The first one i can remember was Chris Barber, Alexis Korner, and then John Mayall
Yes Peter many many of the 60s bands backed the American Blues men as "pick up" bands. Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters and J L Hooker to name but three.
If you watched tele last week you would have seen the Stones playing with Muddy Waters at the Checkerboard Lounge. The Yardbirds backed lots of American blues acts like Sonny Boy Williamson, I've got the live album from that tour in the 60's. Eric cClapton has recored with Freddy King and so on. Most of the great 60's bands always championed the old bluesmen when possible.I played in a 60's band and 90% of our songs were American blues
Personally, I still really love the Modern Jazz stuff from the late 50s to early 60s. Some of the music from artists such as Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, or Oscar Peterson sums up the absolute coolness of the early Mod years. Films such as Paris Blues had these great Jazz scores running through them and when you added the setting of the city, the clothes, and the scooters, it just looked fantastic. I also love Blues music as well, but like Modern Jazz it is music that is maybe more suited to personal listening than for a Mod club night.
I have a few references here which sum it up! Utter brilliance!!
Yep Kai = - threw that in to make sure you are awake!! Sadly you were!!lol
Love the cover with him and her though!!