I happened upon some Blues on the radio the other day and the DJ kept refering to some of the songs and artists as "cheesy." My question is, is that a good term? It certainly doesn't sound like a compliment to me! But hey, what do I know? heh...
Question for fans of the Blues...
cheesy can mean different things in blues, it can me it was good or bad (0)
if that makes any sense,...
Nope. It doesn't make sense. But good effort!
Being "cheesy" can mean many different things, not necessarily bad. A cheesy tune is usually something that has an easy feel to it, often overdone and simple sounding. Elevator music can be usually described as cheesy. Sometimes there are really good sounding songs that just have that kind of feel to them, or songs with particular sections that sound like that. It's something that you need to get a feel for. It doesn't mean anything in specific, but you'll learn what it means the more you hear it and think about what kind of feel they're talking about when the DJ mentions it.
A song that our school's Jazz "A" group (I'm bass trombone in it) played for our Christmas concert and school CD recording called "The Chicken" is a fast funk chart with a slow cheesy sounding section at the beginning. The beginning doesn't sound bad, although if the entire song was comprised of it then it might get kind of tiresome, but it definitely has its place where it is.
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I always thought cheesy meant kinda tacky.
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cheesy is a good thing when it comes to blues. SO ya they were giving compliments.
But the also could have been refering to the way the band was playing. Some blues traditionalists criticise modern blues.
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cheesy is a good thing when it comes to blues.
This is news to me. I should pay more attention.
Of course, I'm not a big blues fan.
Although 'Sweet Melissa' by the Allman Brothers...that's nice!
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