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Charles "Wsir" Johnson / Blog

Working on a Film soundscape...

..There is a new short historical fiction called, "Southern Intent" where I'm working on short sound pieces....It will be a blend and marriage of African-Haitian and gospel sounds twisted and shaped to whisper and deep visceral sound.....

...Check out these artist.....

...Greetings,...When I admit artist as fans ..it is only because i want to introduce creative folks who have something to offer... yes you may do hip-hop but if you denigrate women with vile terms then I erase your fan notation....I want to activate the positive for my siblings vs the negative.... not to say your creativity is not valid ... But listen to "the late Gil Scott Heron "Message to the Messenger"...Wsir

...Where is the Musical Revolution...????

.....It happen in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Ivory Coast, etc..... They made songs about their plight..many have died with-out there last song...meanwhile the musical industry has co-opted your game by creating senseless music...because the new technology call "internet" is allowing creative minds to spread the message of love , peace, awareness, for those who are listening, reading...yes reading...to use their art form to make a change.........and not just spare change....Wsir...Make a difference in your world today.....

Folks did it in the 1920's, 30's 40's 50's and 60,'s with their musical art....It is time the artist stand on their feet instead of on their a....

New soulful Afro-Jazz song

.......When you have the opportunity check out this song (Delta Croon'n) I arrangement and collaborated on with one of the foremost Jazz educators and players currently living and making it happen with students at Mississippi Valley University students and beyond......Enjoy...and If you feel so incline share it....

...positive concious hip-hop

...this in my humble opinion is the kind of rap I would give to my 4 sons..and my lovey daughter......wsir

http://www.reverbnation.com/udongo#!/spokenwordartist

Blues Anthem some details...

Greetings,

In the video I put up regarding Blues Anthem, there are some images some folks may not now the history about. So I will explain a couple. One you need to look up the names of some of the ancestors I mention. Why? some were the folks who have a huge..let me say that again HUGE influence on r& B and Rock and Roll.

Some of the pictures where the guy looks like he is standing near a wall with a bottle are images of early slide guitar used by many guitar players of note (B.B. King etc.) before they had a real guitar but created many songs on them. Some refer to them as a "Diddley Bo" or one string guitar. The slide guitar is some of the early voices of the inner feelings one felt when you could not express how you wanted to feel.

For you R & B folks, India Ire mention some of these folks but it went pass many, because folks thought it was a cool song but she was giving knowledge (Charley Patton was one of them, this guy played behind his back in the 1920's!!!!).

The slide which was put a a finger was made from bone, bottle, copper, or a pocket knife as shown in one image.....

Well just wanted to give a little background of the video images......Peace and Love....Wsir

First Blues Music Video now Up....

Greetings....

I just put a digital storytelling video of my my first song of the new blues audio due out in April....enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpVJPgkrmf4...You can see it the video section....peace...Wsir

Ojai Storytelling Festival

...I will have a chance to tell two musical stories at the best known Storytelling Festival in California. I will perform at the Ventura Voices Stage at the Ojai Art Center....I will tell a story that was published in a book called.."Literacy in the Storytelling Classroom". The other story is regarding the musical passage of instruments I make from Africa to the Blues.....

...More Charlie Parker Footage coming...in Feb. 2011..

Greetings....Seems I'm on another historical mythical path of tracing the footstep of Jazz and bepop pioneer Charlie Parker. I will work on part two of "A Bird in Camarillo". I now know what room he was housed in and fields in which he absorb the mother earth rhythms of the here and now. The pictures will show the rooms in which he played and area in which he contemplated his life at the moment.... ...Yes...Camarillo help rehab the genius. ..and it is said that after his stay here he was the most prolific...So I want to expose the isolation, contemplation and the vibes that surrounded the area at the time.... ..Any drug addiction is not good for the mind, body and soul..For some folks it is having to deal with the societal pressures of the time and how you are able to deal with them in a non-dis-structural way....

....This will be a journey and a contribution to the creative, music and and jazz world......stay tune.

New Download for you....

...I was challenge by another artist friend who wanted to know if I could play an instrument I didn't make and chose a acoustic guitar..Well I not only decided to take the challenge but wrote a song entitled, "Just Want to Say Hello", and played rhythm and lead and next put it up for the gracious folks who became friends...enjoy

Giscard Nazon
Giscard Nazon  (almost 4 years ago)

You took on that challenge with great mastery! :)

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