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Beyonce backed by Ellington

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I smiled out loud!

More & more it seems like the DJs are the ones doing what the musicians should be doing. No, not the mash-up per-se, but the compressing and defragging of the cultural hard drive to free up some space.

Besides, that's one of the most musical-in-the-traditional-sense mashups I've heard yet. Whoever did it is not just pitch conscious, they're finicky about it!

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Don't disagree with that but....

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Yeah, I know. Seriously.

But this, it's gonna stay so underground that only the people who need to "get it" will. Everybody else will either not get it at all or else add one more uncompressed file to their already clogged hard drive.

And from what I've seen of the Cotton Club dancers, Beyonce would have ruled that scene much as she does her scene today. So there's that going on too. Them what complains about cultural illiteracy, hey...this don't seem like that to me.

So far, no harm no foul, imo (I have faith in the long-term power of eternal rightness of Ellington). If/when there is, that ref will be making the appropriate call.

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The more I watch Beyonce's ass & listen to Blanton's bass, the more I become convinced that whoever did this was right.

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I'm trying, but Jimmy Blanton keeps pulling me back in.

Would that I could say the same about Beyonce's ass, but hey, life is what it is...

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Pretty pathetic to mention her in the same breath as Ellington not to mention that maybe someday people may think they performed together. It's creating an event which never happened, destroying history as it were.

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That second video! I much prefer it to the first one.

Also, in the first one, dig the movements of the trumpeter on the left (I think it's Freddie Jenkins). That's all she wrote.

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This person is good!

the beatles- shes leaving home

vs.

nirvana- in bloom

http://fairtilizer.com/track/66670

i also like that nirvana/beatles mashup much more than the beyonce/ellington thing. the beyonce thing was kinda cute but for me more annoying than anything.

as far as nirvana mashups, my favorite is definitely this one - killer:

Rick Astley vs. Nirvana

you guys may have already seen it, but i just got shown it a little while back. it fits so perfectly it's kinda scary...

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That ain't a RickRoll thing, is it?

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This person is good!

the beatles- she’s leaving home

vs.

nirvana- in bloom

http://fairtilizer.com/track/66670

i also like that nirvana/beatles mashup much more than the beyonce/ellington thing. the beyonce thing was kinda cute but for me more annoying than anything.

as far as nirvana mashups, my favorite is definitely this one - killer:

Rick Astley vs. Nirvana

you guys may have already seen it, but i just got shown it a little while back. it fits so perfectly it's kinda scary...

Thanks for posting that; it was amazing.

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Cool, not a RickRoll thing, and yeah, pretty fuckin cool!

Among other things, what I like about the whole mashup/remix thing is that all the lameass cover bands who don't dare deviate from the record even less of an excuse that they already have...

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This person is good!

the beatles- she’s leaving home

vs.

nirvana- in bloom

http://fairtilizer.com/track/66670

i also like that nirvana/beatles mashup much more than the beyonce/ellington thing. the beyonce thing was kinda cute but for me more annoying than anything.

as far as nirvana mashups, my favorite is definitely this one - killer:

Rick Astley vs. Nirvana

you guys may have already seen it, but i just got shown it a little while back. it fits so perfectly it's kinda scary...

Thanks for posting that; it was amazing.

Never thought i would ever in my life start headbanging listening to f....ing Rick Astley singing :excited:

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Pretty pathetic to mention her in the same breath as Ellington not to mention that maybe someday people may think they performed together.

Prithee, sir, in what kind of a world would this happen in any quantity of which to cause concern outside the realm of the hyper-literal?

Besides, besides being a faboolus, no, ultrauber-faboolus, babe, Ms. Knowles does have some serious vocal skills. She ain't no lip-sink fixitinthemix producer's test tube baby, not even.

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Don't really understand what you said in the first para. Her having a great voice is beyond the point: who said she didn't. The falsification of history should be a concern. For many it is not (e.g., Zelig). For me it is. For you it may not be.

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"Falsification"?

More like imagination. Nobody claims this to be anything other than an act of imagination.

No?

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I think the Duke/Beyonce mashup is brilliant, as is the Nirvana/Beatles mashup. Why worry about what future generations think? It's great music-making!

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Don't know if it's great music-making, at least in the "traditional" sense, but it sure as hell shows a keen musical/historical thought-process. It's not about knowing everything, it's about having an instinct that knows right from wrong. If you have that and stay open as time goes by, the rest should take care of itself. To posit Beyonce's wonderous ass-shaking in the context of the Ellington Cotton Club vibe (where wondrous ass-shaking appears to have not been unheard of....) is not at all inappropriate. It's actually....pretty damn smart. Even if "Harlem Air Shaft" post-dates the Cotton Club era...not and totally besides the point.

Keep in mind that different people did the mashup & the video. Both are pretty sharp if you ask me.

If only more of the people "making" music in the "traditional" sense displayed this much sharpness!

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