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Songs you think Paul would NOT sing well
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21 September 2013
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I don't think he could pull off any songs in the vein of Mississippi delta blues.

I started thinking about this due to your mention of Ray Charles and vonbontee's observation over on the "Favourite and Least Favourite "White Album" Songs" thread.

vonbontee said

Yeah, blackface minstrelry is exactly what I'm talking about – Paul singing like a "darkie". Again, I have no idea if that's the effect Paul was going for or if it's just my imagination. But if it was deliiberate and I'm hearing what I fear I'm hearing, I have a huge problem with that, and regard it as an embarrassing anachronism on a 1968 album.

I don't think Cajun is a good fit for him either.

Watch him try to prove us wrong. I wouldn't put it past him.

21 September 2013
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I don't hear "minstrel" in "Wild Honey Pie," but Paul pulls off an admirably bluesy version of "Summertime."

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21 September 2013
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cbatcu said
I don't think he could pull off any songs in the vein of Mississippi delta blues.

I started thinking about this due to your mention of Ray Charles and vonbontee's observation over on the "Favourite and Least Favourite "White Album" Songs" thread.

vonbontee said

Yeah, blackface minstrelry is exactly what I'm talking about – Paul singing like a "darkie". Again, I have no idea if that's the effect Paul was going for or if it's just my imagination. But if it was deliiberate and I'm hearing what I fear I'm hearing, I have a huge problem with that, and regard it as an embarrassing anachronism on a 1968 album.

I don't think Cajun is a good fit for him either.

Watch him try to prove us wrong. I wouldn't put it past him.

That would be funny to hear him sing with a cajun accent. 

I can't see him singing metal music. I mean know Helter Skelter was like somewhat early metal, but as far him singing Judas Priest or today's thrash metal....no. 

21 September 2013
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He kind of did a southern accent with Rocky Raccoon

It would be funny if he did like a cajun Rocky Raccoon. It would probably remind me of this Christmas special I hear every year.  

 

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Perhaps he wouldn't want to attempt a Native American chant song like the ones done at Pow-Wows.

sky090909 said

He kind of did a southern accent with Rocky Raccoon.

Interesting. I hear that as a very nasal northern, Minnesota accent. My husband has relatives in Minnesota and that's kind of what they sound like.

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It would be funny if he did like a cajun Rocky Raccoon. It would probably remind me of this Christmas special I hear every year. 

I've heard that poem done very well by a Cajun. Love it!

Paul pulls off an admirably bluesy version of "Summertime."

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Nice attempt by Macca, but I don't see it getting play time at B.B. Kings's on Beale Street. The second half of the instrumental "Momma Miss America" might get a nod there.

skye090909 said

Why Paul? paul-mccartney

Thanks for saying what I was thinking.

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cbatcu said
Perhaps he wouldn't want to attempt a Native American chant song like the ones done at Pow-Wows.

sky090909 said

He kind of did a southern accent with Rocky Raccoon.

Interesting. I hear that as a very nasal northern, Minnesota accent. My husband has relatives in Minnesota and that's kind of what they sound like.

The Beatles kind of have a nasally accent anyways or at least to me, especially John. 

22 September 2013
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sky090909 said

cbatcu said
Perhaps he wouldn't want to attempt a Native American chant song like the ones done at Pow-Wows.

sky090909 said
He kind of did a southern accent with
Rocky Raccoon.

Interesting. I hear that as a very nasal northern, Minnesota accent. My husband has relatives in Minnesota and that's kind of what they sound like.

The Beatles kind of have a nasally accent anyways or at least to me, especially John. 

John does have a nasal voice, but I'm with cbatcu on this especially as the song and its style is very reminiscent of the songs recorded by Robert Zimmerman - a son of Hibbing, Minnesota - for his latest LP, John Wesley Harding.

 

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Sorry, I thought people would get the reference as John sings, "I don't believe in Zimmerman", in God. Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan.

Here's the song from JWH seems most likely to have influenced Rocky Raccoon.

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22 September 2013
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mja6758 said
Sorry, I thought people would get the reference as John sings, "I don't believe in Zimmerman", in
God. Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan.

Here's the song from JWH seems most likely to have influenced Rocky Raccoon.

I had a dumb moment. paul-mccartney I get what ya mean though. 

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