Music 3B : discussion board

A little creative writing in this discussion. Start with some listening. Listen to the four covers of the Blues song Mean Old World, linked below. For the first three, listen carefully for the way each four-bar group is split into two bars of vocal and two bars instrumental. By way of contrast, note the continuity of the melodic line in Sam Cooke’s version.
Mean Old World – Little Walters (Links to an external site.)
Mean Old World – Eric Clapton and Duane Allman (Links to an external site.)
Mean Old World – an all-star cast featuring Chuck Berry on Vocals (Links to an external site.)
A transformation into a 16 bar gospel tinged pop song – Sam Cooke’s version (Links to an external site.).
For this week’s discussion
1) What strikes you as the most unusual or surprising changes that you experience in Sam Cooke’s transformation of the song? Is it more or less expressive than the other three?
2) In comparing the first three versions what element(s) did you find most memorable? Most authentic (heart-felt)?
3) add a fourth stanza (text below). Your stanza should follow the AAB format below, and be thematically linked in some way to what precedes your writing. You don’t have to be overly narrative but remember to keep it in first person.
For your response to your classmate, in addition to responding to their responses to questions 1 and 2, you will add another stanza , i.e. you will add a stanza to your classmate’s new stanza. Try your best to respond to somebody who hasn’t already been responded to, but adding a fifth stanza would be OK if someone else has already responded.
Mean Old World
This is a mean old world, try and live it by yourself.This is a mean old world, try and live it by yourself.Can’t get the one you love, have to use somebody else.
I’ve got the blues, gonna pack my things and go.I’ve got the blues, gonna pack my things and go.Guess you don’t love me, babe, loving mister so-and-so.
Sometimes I wonder why can your love be so cold?Sometimes I wonder why can your love be so cold?I guess you don’t love me, gonna pack my things and go.