jump blues

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Weekly Shonen Jump 
Hits’ 1st chapter covers - Part 2

Wingman - 1983  - Issue #5-6
Hokuto no Ken - 1983 - Issue #41
Kimagure Orange Road - 1984 - Issue #15
Dragon Ball - 1984 - Issue #51
City Hunter - 1985 - Issue #13
Saint Seiya - 1986 - Issue #1-2
Jojo no Kimyo na Bouken - 1987 - Issue #1-2
Bastard!! - 1988 - Issue #14
Rokudenashi Blues - 1988 - Issue #25

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CultureSOUL: “47th Street Jive” - June Richmond with Roy Milton & Band (1947) 

“I met a hip cat, he called me a fly chick…" 

An amazing vintage R&B/jump blues track and clip featuring June Richmond, one of the popular singers of the swing era, performing with Roy Milton’s band. 

#BHM2015 #BlackHistoryMonth

The Andrews Sisters, American singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia, soprano Maxene Angelyn, and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie “Patty”. Their 1941 hit ”Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy“ can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues. src: wikipedia

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Blues Aint Nothing but a Woman - Helen Humes 1962

here’s a list of some of my favorite movies (more movies will probably be added to this later) ❀

Trainspotting (1996)*

Clueless (1995)*

Dream a Little Dream (1989)

The Departed (2006)

The Breakfast Club (1985)*

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)*

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Titanic (1997)*

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)*

Romeo + Juliet (1996)*

Love & Basketball (2000)

Coach Carter (2005)*

Running Scared (2006)

She’s All That (1999)*

The Fast and The Furious Franchise (2001-?)

Space Jam (1996)

White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

Varsity Blues (1999) *

Eight Below (2006)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Stuck in Love (2012)*

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)*

Holes (2003)*

City of God (2002)* *Not in English*

Forrest Gump (1994)*

Mean Girls (2004)*

Spring Breakers (2012)

Footloose (2011)

Zombieland (2009)

Fear (1996)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)*

Edward Scissor Hands (1990)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

The Help (2011)

Heathers (1989)*

The Craft (1996)

SLC Punk! (1998)

Prayer of the Rollerboys (1991)

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Marvin’s Room (1996)

Inception (2010)

In Time (2011)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Kids (1995)

The Outsiders (1983)

Stand By Me (1986)*

8 Mile (2002 ) 

The Lost Boys (1987)*

Cherrybomb (2009)

Django Unchained (2012)*
 

* movies marked with asterisks can also be found on netflix

zaturnz-barz-deactivated2017071  asked:

I read once-I think on Wikipedia?-that the very first pre-modern idea of a roleplaying tabletop game was when some people at a party were playing a war game centered around a battle in a small town and the host was like "okay, but wait a minute, we're all going to play; you'll be the baker, and you'll be the preacher" etc.

Ha! Well, creativity is a little like water, in that it goes in directions that are predictable based on the surrounding terrain. Remember how, when Subway-Jared Fogle went to prison, everyone you know, independent of each other, told the exact same joke? Some ideas are just inevitable.

The other thing to remember about creativity is that it’s an evolutionary process. We will never be able to pinpoint, for instance, the first rock and roll song, because Rock and Roll was a process of adding little things around in American culture and music until it came around in the form we have today. Rock music is 1) based on a melody guitar, with a second guitar for rhythm, 2) has the up-tempo of gospel, 3) an aggressive, fast R&B rhythm. You see a lot of acts that had one or two of these, but not all of them, between 1946-1954, and some weird variations that flickered in and out, like jump blues (which was rock music with piano for rhythm instead of guitar), and rockabilly (which was rock if it favored a country influence more heavily). 

I’m totally okay with saying Gary Gygax invented tabletop RPGs for the same reason I’m totally okay with saying Superman was the first superhero: there were other characters that were similar, but this was 1) the first time everything we associate with these characters came together, and 2) it was influential enough to define how these characters would work going forward. If you set the standard, you’re the important one, even if you’re not first. 

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Lizzie Douglas, known to the world as Memphis Minnie (1897-1973), pictured in bottom photograph with her second husband Kansas Joe McCoy, c. 1929.