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BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – TALKIN’ BLUES [1991 FULL ALBUM]
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – TALKIN’ BLUES [1991 FULL ALBUM]
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Marvin Mulenga
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Talkin
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Talkin' Blues
Published: 2008/08/02
Channel: Mango Cango
Bob Marley & The Wailers Talkin
Bob Marley & The Wailers Talkin' Blues
Published: 2014/01/08
Channel: stephen moore
Bob marley - Talkin Blues
Bob marley - Talkin Blues
Published: 2014/03/23
Channel: Rastafari
Mean Talking Blues - Woody Guthrie
Mean Talking Blues - Woody Guthrie
Published: 2009/08/08
Channel: T.A. Sedlak
Bob Marley - Talkin Blues live
Bob Marley - Talkin Blues live
Published: 2010/05/09
Channel: beastofpeace
Bob Marley Talking blues
Bob Marley Talking blues
Published: 2013/08/30
Channel: Piqutini
Red Murrell - Ernest Tubb
Red Murrell - Ernest Tubb's Talking Blues 1949
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: MrJohnnyNumbers
Talking Blues
Talking Blues
Published: 2014/11/09
Channel: The Doors - Topic
Woody Guthrie - Talkin
Woody Guthrie - Talkin' Blues
Published: 2010/08/26
Channel: SmackKittens
Tom Rush - Original Talking Blues
Tom Rush - Original Talking Blues
Published: 2017/04/23
Channel: Eileen Hack
Chris Bouchillon - Talking Blues (1926)
Chris Bouchillon - Talking Blues (1926)
Published: 2011/02/02
Channel: hawkan75
'Loving Talking Blues' BLIND WILLIE McTELL (1928) Georgia Blues Guitar Legend
Published: 2009/04/19
Channel: RagtimeDorianHenry
►§ -  Bob Marley & The Wailers -  Talkin’ Blues (1973)
►§ - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Talkin’ Blues (1973)
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: Music?
Bob Dylan - Talkin
Bob Dylan - Talkin' World War III Blues (live @ Quest)
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: li5andr0
Bob Marley Talking Blues
Bob Marley Talking Blues
Published: 2008/01/09
Channel: Rastavibe13
DOC WATSON DOC
DOC WATSON DOC'S TALKING BLUES 1962
Published: 2014/06/10
Channel: Stacy Thomas
Talkin
Talkin' Blues - Bob Marley (ESPAÑOL/ENGLISH)
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: el perro
BOB MARLEY TALKING BLUES +LYRICS
BOB MARLEY TALKING BLUES +LYRICS
Published: 2011/05/11
Channel: Watershoray
Mean Talking Blues
Mean Talking Blues
Published: 2015/05/19
Channel: Woody Guthrie - Topic
Mean Talkin Blues ~ Woody Guthrie
Mean Talkin Blues ~ Woody Guthrie
Published: 2014/05/13
Channel: Jim Lane
Johnny Cash - Singing In Vietnam Talking Blues
Johnny Cash - Singing In Vietnam Talking Blues
Published: 2010/05/06
Channel: PeterRabbit59
FAUVE ≠ JEUNESSE TALKING BLUES
FAUVE ≠ JEUNESSE TALKING BLUES
Published: 2014/02/02
Channel: FAUVE
The Gladiators talking blues live
The Gladiators talking blues live
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: roots child
Woody Guthrie - Talking Dustbowl Blues
Woody Guthrie - Talking Dustbowl Blues
Published: 2008/09/04
Channel: Joe Stead
Bob Marley -Talkin
Bob Marley -Talkin' Blues Live At Zurich , Hallenstadion (Newly Discovered Soundboard)
Published: 2013/12/26
Channel: NattySoulJah'M
Talking Fishing Blues - Woody Guthrie
Talking Fishing Blues - Woody Guthrie
Published: 2009/07/28
Channel: T.A. Sedlak
bob marley talkin blues live 1975
bob marley talkin blues live 1975
Published: 2008/02/21
Channel: moga1985
Talking Blues   Welcome Pack
Talking Blues Welcome Pack
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: Aron Johnston
ArtistWorks Live: Talking Blues with Keith Wyatt, Howard Levy, & Scott Henderson
ArtistWorks Live: Talking Blues with Keith Wyatt, Howard Levy, & Scott Henderson
Published: 2016/06/18
Channel: ArtistWorks
Tulipa Negra -  Talking blues
Tulipa Negra - Talking blues
Published: 2015/06/15
Channel: EM MUZIK
Talking Blues - Cover of an old Bob Marley Song
Talking Blues - Cover of an old Bob Marley Song
Published: 2010/08/06
Channel: Eugene Vegan Butcher
Woody Guthrie- Talking Blues (Guitar Lesson) (2)
Woody Guthrie- Talking Blues (Guitar Lesson) (2)
Published: 2009/06/07
Channel: tomjoad1234
Bob Marley, Talkin Blues, 1975-06-10, Live At Quiet Knight Club, Chicago
Bob Marley, Talkin Blues, 1975-06-10, Live At Quiet Knight Club, Chicago
Published: 2015/10/22
Channel: Bob1945Marley
Talking Blues(Bob Marley & wailers) perf by Roy Clark
Talking Blues(Bob Marley & wailers) perf by Roy Clark
Published: 2013/12/18
Channel: Carlos Tavares Oliveira
Talking Blues, Woody Guthrie Lesson, Old Geezer Method for Bo Go! Uncle Raggy
Talking Blues, Woody Guthrie Lesson, Old Geezer Method for Bo Go! Uncle Raggy
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: Raggy Ragsdale
Bow Street Runners  -   American Talking Blues   1970
Bow Street Runners - American Talking Blues 1970
Published: 2015/04/29
Channel: Kossoff1963music
Barbara Dennerlein, Talkin
Barbara Dennerlein, Talkin' Blues in 2D
Published: 2012/10/02
Channel: hans1970
Big Country - Post Nuclear Talking Blues
Big Country - Post Nuclear Talking Blues
Published: 2014/11/25
Channel: Stuart Adamson - In A Big Country
Big Country -
Big Country - 'Post Nuclear Talking Blues' Official Promo Video 1995
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: BC1000stars
Woody Guthrie- Talking Blues Guitar Lesson? G C D
Woody Guthrie- Talking Blues Guitar Lesson? G C D
Published: 2009/02/14
Channel: tomjoad1234
singin in vietnam talkin blues - Johnny Cash 1971
singin in vietnam talkin blues - Johnny Cash 1971
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: Daniel Sheng
Gertrude
Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey - Sleep Talking Blues 1
Published: 2010/11/07
Channel: novonine
Roadhouse Talking Blues (11/4/69, Take 6)
Roadhouse Talking Blues (11/4/69, Take 6)
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: The Doors - Topic
Tom Paxton. Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues.
Tom Paxton. Talking Vietnam Pot Luck Blues.
Published: 2015/05/22
Channel: Noslenrat
Buck Trent - Talkin
Buck Trent - Talkin' Blues
Published: 2013/09/27
Channel: Classic Country Music
"Kinky Reggae" - Bob Marley & The Wailers | Talkin
"Kinky Reggae" - Bob Marley & The Wailers | Talkin' Blues (1991)
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: Bob Marley
Dillinger ‎– Talkin
Dillinger ‎– Talkin' Blues
Published: 2017/01/11
Channel: Bollytwohundred
Hiroshi Kitadani - Talking Blues (Lyrics) (Sub. español)
Hiroshi Kitadani - Talking Blues (Lyrics) (Sub. español)
Published: 2016/01/17
Channel: 650katie
Avett Brothers Greensboro 9/9/06  Talking Blues
Avett Brothers Greensboro 9/9/06 Talking Blues
Published: 2006/09/10
Channel: Sunday Rehab
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Talking blues aka "The Talking Guitar" is a form of folk music and country music. It is characterized by rhythmic speech or near-speech where the melody is free, but the rhythm is strict, which originated with African American blues guitarists and singers, such as Blind Blake, Willie McTell, Pink Anderson, Pinetop Smith and Butterbeans and Susie.

Although Christopher Allen Bouchillon, is billed as "The Talking Comedian of the South," and is credited with creating the "talking blues" form with the song "Talking Blues," recorded for Columbia Records in Atlanta in 1926, he is not the creator of the "Talking Blues".[1][2][3] The song was released in 1927, followed by a sequel, "New Talking Blues," in 1928. His song "Born in Hard Luck" is similar in style.

The form[edit]

A talking blues typically consists of a repetitive guitar line utilizing a three chord progression which, although it is called a "blues", is not actually a twelve bar blues. The vocals are sung in a rhythmic, flat tone, very near to a speaking voice, and take the form of rhyming couplets. At the end of each verse, consisting of two couplets, the singer continues to talk, adding a fifth line consisting of an irregular, generally unrhymed, and unspecified number of bars, often with a pause in the middle of the line, before resuming the strict chordal structure. This example, from "Talking Blues" by Woody Guthrie, a cover of "New Talking Blues" by Bouchillon, serves to explain the format:

Mama's in the kitchen fixin' the yeast

Papa's in the bedroom greasin' his feets
Sister's in the cellar squeezin' up the hops
Brother's at the window just a-watchin' for the cops

Drinkin' home brew ... makes you happy.

The lyrics to a talking blues are characterized by dry, rural humor, with the spoken codetta often adding a wry commentary on the subject of the verse, like Bob Dylan's "Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues".

Now, I don't care just what you do

If you wanta have a picnic, that's up t' you
But don't tell me about it, I don't wanta hear it
Cause, see, I just lost all m picnic spirit
Stay in m' kitchen, have m' own picnic. . .

In the bathroom.

Development of the genre[edit]

Woody Guthrie and his song "Talking Hard Work" is a title-tribute to Bouchillon's "Talking Blues" and "Born in Hard Luck". Several sources of the 1940s - 1950s, including the Almanac Singers, wrongly credited Guthrie as the creator of the talking blues. By the 1940s, what had started as a comedic country music genre became a more pronounced form of wry political protest singing. This sample lyric, from "Talking Union" by Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Millard Lampell shows the development of the genre into a vehicle for political commentary:

Now, if you want higher wages, let me tell you what to do
You got to talk to the workers in the shop with you
You got to build you a union, got to make it strong
But if you all stick together, boys, it won't be long

You'll get shorter hours, better working conditions, vacations with pay ... take your kids to the seashore.

In 1958, the musician and folk music scholar John Greenway recorded an album collection called "Talking Blues" on the Folkways label. His compendium included 15 talking blues songs by Guthrie, Tom Glazer, and others, and was, according to the music historian Manfred Helfert, the "obvious source" for the many 1960s forays into the genre by Bob Dylan.[4] The best known of Dylan's talking blues is "Talking World War III Blues" from 1963:

Well, I rung the fallout shelter bell
And I leaned my head and I gave a yell
"Give me a string bean, I'm a hungry man!"
A shotgun fired and away I ran
I don't blame them too much, though ... he didn't know me

Dylan's fame and his repeated use of the talking blues form contributed to the genre becoming a widely popular vehicle for the composition of songs with political content. When the country singer Johnny Cash recorded a song that described his trip to Vietnam with his wife June Carter Cash, he chose the talking blues format to describe his dissent against the Vietnam War.

Talking blues is also popular as a medium for parody, as in "Like a Lamb to the Slaughter", Frank Hayes's talking-blues parody of Matty Groves:

One high, one holy holiday, on the first day of the year,

Little Matty Groves to church did go, some holy words to hear
When in come old Lord Arnold's wife, she looked at him and said,
"Come here often? What's your sign?" And off they went to bed.
In the interests of brevity, we'll omit some of the more repetitive parts of the song.
Like the part where they get undressed.

All forty-seven verses of it.

Notable examples[edit]

  • "Talking Blues" (1926) and "New Talking Blues" (1928) by Christopher Allen Bouchillon[3]
  • "Talking Dust Bowl Blues" (1940), "Talking Fishing Blues", "Talking Centralia", "Talking Columbia", "Talking Hard Work", "Talking Sailor", and "Talking Subway" by Woody Guthrie.
  • "Talking Union," by Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Millard Lampell.
  • "Atomic Talking Blues" (a.k.a. "Talking Atom", "Old Man Atom") by Vern Partlow
  • "Talking Inflation Blues" by Tom Glazer
  • "Talking World War III Blues" (1963), "Talking New York", "Talking Hava Negiliah Blues", "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues", "I Shall Be Free No. 10", and "Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues" by Bob Dylan, all recorded during the 1960s
  • "Alice's Restaurant" (1967) by Arlo Guthrie
  • "Talkin' Candy Bar Blues" by Peter, Paul & Mary on A Song Will Rise (1965)
  • "Singing in Viet Nam Talking Blues" by Johnny Cash
  • "Talking Birmingham Jam" (1963), "Talking Airplane Disaster" (1963), "Talking Cuban Crisis" (1963), "Talking Vietnam (1964) by Phil Ochs

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Chris Bouchillon". allmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  2. ^ "Chris Bouchillon Biography". aolmusic. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Chris Bouchillon 'The Original Talking Blues Man'". Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  4. ^ "John Greenway - Obvious Source of Dylan's Talking Blues" by Manfred Helfert

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