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Paul's Granny Shit Music
16 July 2014
10.52pm
Oudis
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I wouldn’t call Cole Porter and George Gershwin “granny music”. Good for Paul, Rod, Sting, and all the great ones that are keeping those “classics” alive.

16 July 2014
11.42pm
vonbontee
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I’m sure this will never happen, but I really can hear it in my mind’s ear…

Gotta say, I hope it STAYS in your mind's ear and nowhere else, Mr. Fields! I hate this kind of technological-graverobbing…Leave the 1920s recordings alone!! If people want to buy them, let them buy them on their own merits. And let Paul record his own brand-new versions. (Meanwhile, forget Sting/Rod – I'll stick to my Ella Fitzgerald records, thanks! Or Barbra Streisand.)

Calling Gershwin/Porter compositions "granny music" (which they kinda are) is a lot nicer & more accurate than calling them "granny shit"!

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17 July 2014
8.50am
Funny Paper
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Well, put it this way:  Cole Porter and Gershwin are "granny music" in the perspective of the rock-&-roller with a chip on his shoulder. 

But this loose genre of "granny music" is a bit imprecise and sometimes causes more confusion than it sheds light.  Still, it would be useful and interesting to try to specify what it's evoking.  One doesn't want to be too loosey-goosey -- nor too strictly limiting, either.

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