Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude (w/ Duane Allman)
Duane Allman's Slide Solo on Layla
Duane Allman isolated Blue Sky
Recently, I started looking into the connections between musical preferences and personality types. In the early and middle parts of the 20th century, there were some questionable and unfortunate attempts in the world of substance abuse treatment facilities to use an addict’s musical preferences to predict his personality type and subsequent treatment options. They tried to correlate musical preferences such as tempo, key, pitch, etc., with personality traits such as extroverted, introverted, judging, feeling, etc., and although they were giving it a valiant effort, they were clearly reaching for straws. As I combed through this mostly discredited research, I kept thinking of Southern culture as a whole and wondered if there might be some characteristics that permeated both Southern music and Southern culture in the same way that yeast permeates bread dough. Are there things unique to Southern culture that are reflected in Southern music, and vice versa?
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