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Lazy Sunday: Fusion Music

Posted on: April 28, 2013

We’ve made it through another week of cr*p, Widdershins.

It’s time to treat ourselves and get lost in some tunes.  Today I have selected fusion music for your consideration – the blending of at least two genre to elicit a totally different sound.  For example, rock and roll came to us as a fusion of country, gospel, and blues, and is now a genre of its own.  The jazz musicians have been front and center in adapting to fusion, but there are at least twenty or thirty different kinds.  Other forms of fusion music includes the blending of traditional world music with another type, such as Dropkick Murphys, which is a Celtic punk rock band.  There are other forms of roots rock such as Southern Rock.  At any rate, there is a boatload of it, so there should be absoluely no shortage of tunes today.

Here are my five, in no particular order.  Otherwise, this is an open thread.

(1) The Approaching Storm – Chicago, 1971

(2 Sympathy for the Devil – The Rolling Stones, 1068

(3)  I’m Shipping Up to Boston  – Dropkick Murphys, 2005

(4) Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard, 1974

(5) Mumbai Funk – various, date unknown

(6) Ode to Joy – from “Sister Act 2”, 1993

Have a great Sunday, Widdershins.


15 Responses to "Lazy Sunday: Fusion Music"

Western Swing: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Attention, musical Widdershins. I’m going to be out for much of the day at a family event, so please keep the thread running. Muchas gracias.

Have a good time, Chat!

Rockabilly: Elvis Presley ( early )

Klezmer Surf Music: Meshugga Beach Party

E.L. & P.: Pictures at an Exhibition. Rock and Classical.

Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw. Country Rock

Shania Twain Country Rock

Guitar Jazz Fusion.

Herbie Hancock.

Beata@4: That’s funny!!

Not the best sound, but you get the idea.

I would have used the original Blood Sweat and Tears clip, but the audio was horrible. Seeing as how David Clayton Thomas was lead singer at the time I thought this would be better.

And yet another.

And my last addition (notice that the last three are all Canadian, of course). I was at this concert – during the rain and the thunder and lightening. My kids didn’t want to leave. Fortunately the storm passed so no one was electrocuted or struck with lightening.

What a great selection of music. I should turn the blog over to y’all more often.

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