The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Sintek » 01 Jun 2018, 16:16

What, no Michael McDonald?
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Jun 2018, 17:13

Sintek wrote:What, no Michael McDonald?


He'd definitely be considered blue-eyed soul but I don't think there are many fans of his era of the Doobie Bros. and solo stuff. I have a couple of his Motown covers albums and they're a nice diversion every once in awhile.
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Muskrat » 01 Jun 2018, 19:23

I have a female friend who sings (professionally) as if she had a mouthful of marbles. Kidding (but not really), I asked if she'd been taking lessons from Michael McDonald.

She took it as a compliment; he's one of her favorite singers.
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Jun 2018, 21:58

Muskrat wrote:I have a female friend who sings (professionally) as if she had a mouthful of marbles. Kidding (but not really), I asked if she'd been taking lessons from Michael McDonald.

She took it as a compliment; he's one of her favorite singers.


:lol:

Either that or Leon Redbone.
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Jimbo » 04 Jun 2018, 15:47

Delbert McClinton is my fav in a category where I have many favs.

And then there's Rick Astley.
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby sloopjohnc » 04 Jun 2018, 19:04

Jimbo wrote:Delbert McClinton is my fav in a category where I have many favs.

And then there's Rick Astley.


I thought you'd mention Bill Champlin for sure when I saw you posted.
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby C. » 05 Jun 2018, 09:55

and Jason Donovan, given time
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

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We're way past rhubarb

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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 05 Jun 2018, 15:33

If The Righteous Brothers are the gold standard on the pop end (they are), Eddie Hinton is the gold standard on the blues end.

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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Muskrat » 07 Jun 2018, 19:10

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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Sintek » 14 Jun 2018, 15:45

Has anyone mentioned Billy MacKenzie?
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby sloopjohnc » 14 Jun 2018, 16:58

Sintek wrote:Has anyone mentioned Billy MacKenzie?


For this thread, why?
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Sintek » 15 Jun 2018, 14:14

Erm, clue's the subject heading. By your query you don't see him as possessing these traits?
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby sloopjohnc » 15 Jun 2018, 17:24

Sintek wrote:Erm, clue's the subject heading. By your query you don't see him as possessing these traits?


I was being a little snarky, for which I apologize. While MacKenzie obviously has a great and elastic voice, I don't hear him trying to copy or emulate a soulful voice, for lack of better term, in any way.
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby clive gash » 15 Jun 2018, 18:08

It depends on how blue-eyed soul is defined. For me it means bringing something else to soul rather than just emulation. Mackenzie injected a shitload of Bowie histrionics so he counts, although i find him only acceptable in small doses.
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Muskrat » 16 Jun 2018, 00:25




I know he means well, but -- to me -- is maybe trying too hard.

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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Sintek » 16 Jun 2018, 11:30

I suppose I've long taken the label to be 'white mimicking black', used pejoratively, as if that matters when it comes to singing with emotion and feeling.

Nevertheless, for me, MacKenzie could be argued to fit this term for this reason and the fact that his influences ranged from Dusty, Nina Simone, Bowie (natch), Ferry, Celtic/British folk music, European torch songs, all adding up to that distinctive 'soulful' delivery that affects and moves.

Sloopjohnc nails it: 'elastic'. Maybe there's a new genre, 'elastic soul'?
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby Sintek » 16 Jun 2018, 13:07

That's 'drastic soul' that
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Re: The BCB blue-eyed soul thread

Postby clive gash » 21 Jun 2018, 10:49

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

Diamond Dog wrote:...yet it quite clearly hit the target with you and your nonce, didn't it?