Stephen Foster, Linda Ronstadt, Ray Charles discussed on Bullseye with Jesse Thorn


Metraplate piano as well. That's really good. Harmonica gradient a better negate gave it. That's great. She feels her way right through the verse. Melodic rhythm of it. Very good. Both entirely believable. I agree. When you started recording your own songs. You basically were performing kind of to a mix of two outmoded style of music. Even in the, you know, even in the late sixties early seventies when you started when you started recording, like you're playing half fats domino songs, half like full-on music hall song. Stephen foster songs. Linda Ronstadt your skull plantation music. And what did you think about the way that you like, or did you think about the way that you fit into popular music when you were working trying to be a recording artist, or did you always just think like, well, I can always make music for TV and film though. I was worried about making a living lot of times, but I just. Did what I think the song required and I do like the fats domino rock and roll stuff. I didn't exactly realize that it was not all Koran. You know? I mean, even now I'll have a song of this. Might people really like this. Nothing about. They're not gonna really. It's not. I mean, we should resistible to me. You did too. I like it. Did you listen to that music growing up? Yes, fats. I listened to some enter Charles. I've listened to less music than anyone I've ever met that that had access to western technology. It feels like your, you know, your tastes, at least as songwriter performer, maybe a little bit less as a composer. But as a strong writer and performance, it seems like your tastes were pretty much set by some Ray Charles and fats domino songs. Some all Americans on some Stephen foster whatever it is, you know, great American type stuff and slightly before great American songbook type stuff..

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