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Old 10-25-2006, 02:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The first two Stripes albums are jam packed with Whites take on the blues and i think they are his two best albums.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Jack White is seriously underrated as a guitarist. How can anyone listen to the solos in Ball and Biscuit and say that Jack doesn't know the blues? Great feel and pure emotion.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I think the way that he's gone about updating the blues is great. He's got a very very very individual lyrical style that is unlike anything Ive heard from anybody else. Its tempting to say Dylan for the poetic side and Johnathan Richman for the childlike side but its not even accurate.

Sound wise he's pretty much taken something of the Gories garage band approach and combined that with blues. Great stuff.
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog View Post
For awhile I posted nothing about the man in these forums for a few reasons. Blues isn't a mainstream genre and when this happens those who listen to it are purists and refuse to let anything that isn't 30+ years old be called (in this case the blues) or an outright tribute to the aforementioned be labeled as "blues" but theres alot of White Stripes material that is blues and I wanted to put a thread here that brought attention to a man who is otherwise known for rock CD's the blues credit he deserves.

If you're unfamiliar with his Blues works try Instinct Blues, Hello Operator, Ball and Biscuit, and the covers of "Southern Can", "Death Letter" and even Dylan's "One more cup of coffee."

I feel he's as consumate a bluesman as the next guy whos playing in a time when the genre purists say it has all passed.

I'd also like to throw out the contraversial statement that I think he writes better lyrics than most anyone who's ever "played the blues".

The purpose of this was to give credit where I think its due, and yes im fully prepared to defend this against what I expect to come in responce.
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