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Would Rock Exist and in what form.

Discussion in 'Blues & Jazz' started by Sunfist, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Sunfist

    Sunfist Junior Member

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    Question (not an original one I am afraid). Would rock exist and what would it be like if Blues and Jazz didn't exist? I could be wrong but early rock sounded like it was pulling a lot of stuff from the blues in particular and jazz as well. Could something akin to modern rock have come about without those two idioms to draw from?
    There is a poll in another area of the forums asking who the greatest rock guitar player ever was. I'd argue that a lot of what they are playing was originally played by the likes of Robert Johnson and Son House. SO maybe they should get the title. They created a lot of this right off the top of their heads, playing in the Juke Joints of the day.
     
  2. Hurdy Gurdy Man

    Hurdy Gurdy Man Senior Member

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    Rock certainly boasted heavy blues influence,but the jazz thing was there as well as many classic rock drummers were duly inspired by jazz drummers,mostly Gene Krupa.Rock is not a primary brand of music.Jazz and blues are,but not rock.It is comprised of a few different elements.it's kinda like there are primary colors and ones that are combos of others(orange is red and yellow,etc.....)
     

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