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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-25-09 10:50 PM
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6. There IS a comparison, because Louis Armstrong was the "king of pop" when
pop happened to be the most vital musical force the world had known. The fact that Michael Jackson's immense talent represents relatively little value says a lot about the demise of American popular music.
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  -100 Years from Now: Louis Armstrong or Micheal Jackson? Old and In the Way  Jun-25-09 10:40 PM   #0 
  - They don't compete. A semi-interesting question would be MJ/Elvis.  BlooInBloo   Jun-25-09 10:42 PM   #1 
  - Eh, I don't give Elvis Presley much credit for anything.  4lbs   Jun-25-09 11:36 PM   #30 
  - I suspect that both will still be known  ibegurpard   Jun-25-09 10:43 PM   #2 
  - Like asking whether we'll forget french toast because we discovered ice cream.  jobycom   Jun-25-09 10:46 PM   #3 
  - Perhaps, but MJ was in my generation...yet I really never paid much attention.  Old and In the Way   Jun-25-09 11:07 PM   #16 
     - I grew up near New Orleans, and during MJ's reign  jobycom   Jun-25-09 11:14 PM   #20 
  - Don't underestimate MJ's  fujiyama   Jun-25-09 10:49 PM   #4 
  - both  countmyvote4real   Jun-25-09 10:49 PM   #5 
  - There IS a comparison, because Louis Armstrong was the "king of pop" when  Ron Green   Jun-25-09 10:50 PM   #6 
  - Obviously, we'll never know. But  Old and In the Way   Jun-25-09 11:00 PM   #10 
     - Louis' gift to the world IS popular music, or at least the elements of it that made possible  Ron Green   Jun-25-09 11:12 PM   #19 
        - Well said!  Old and In the Way   Jun-25-09 11:32 PM   #26 
  - Different styles of music  provis99   Jun-25-09 10:57 PM   #7 
  - No comparison really. Louis Armstrong created a musical style/form/genre.  VPStoltz   Jun-25-09 10:57 PM   #8 
  - the one that didn't molest children.  sam kane   Jun-25-09 11:00 PM   #9 
  - Most remembered? Easy...MJ Most important is a separate question  theboss   Jun-25-09 11:01 PM   #11 
  - Neither.  Catshrink   Jun-25-09 11:02 PM   #12 
  - there's still people that think we're gonna nuke ourselves to the stone age...?  dysfunctional press   Jun-25-09 11:03 PM   #14 
     - Yep.  Catshrink   Jun-25-09 11:11 PM   #18 
  - neither one.  dysfunctional press   Jun-25-09 11:02 PM   #13 
  - If there is a God I pray Louis Armstrong  shadowknows69   Jun-25-09 11:04 PM   #15 
  - "What a Wonderful World"  Catshrink   Jun-25-09 11:09 PM   #17 
  - If you can, hear Louis's version of "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"?  Old and In the Way   Jun-25-09 11:23 PM   #21 
  - I don't think there's much danger of it being otherwise n/t  charlie   Jun-25-09 11:28 PM   #23 
  - 10 years ago ... Louis Armstrong or Jelly Roll Morton? n/t  ColbertWatcher   Jun-25-09 11:27 PM   #22 
  - Tough one..."Smokehouse Blues" is one of my favorite Morton tunes.  Old and In the Way   Jun-25-09 11:34 PM   #27 
     - Without Morton, no popular musician would have a pot to piss in.  ColbertWatcher   Jun-25-09 11:40 PM   #33 
  - they are both important.  MrsBrady   Jun-25-09 11:29 PM   #24 
  - Louis Armstrong never molested anybody  Ex Lurker   Jun-25-09 11:31 PM   #25 
  - Neither will be forgotten.  lonestarnot   Jun-25-09 11:35 PM   #28 
  - Christ the stupidity of the world  BoneDaddy   Jun-25-09 11:35 PM   #29 
  - can't we have both  donheld   Jun-25-09 11:37 PM   #31 
  - I'm not planning to be here in 100 years.  Old and In the Way   Jun-25-09 11:41 PM   #34 
  - That's like..100 yrs from now Woody Guthrie or Madonna?  raouldukelives   Jun-25-09 11:38 PM   #32 
  - If, 100 years from now, if people know the lyrics to "This Is Your Land"  Old and In the Way   Jun-25-09 11:47 PM   #35 
  - Louis Armstrong used to have 20 joints at the ready at all times when he was popular  zulchzulu   Jun-25-09 11:51 PM   #36 
  - In the 80's, I went to a small town in Argentina (may have been Miramar).  Evoman   Jun-26-09 01:32 AM   #37 
  - Michael Jackson! Not even close! NT  aaaaaa5a   Jun-26-09 01:55 AM   #38 
  - MJ as much because the technology will have kept a better record of his work  csziggy   Jun-26-09 01:59 AM   #39 
  - Jackson was a brilliant songwriter, singer, and showman  aint_no_life_nowhere   Jun-26-09 02:00 AM   #40 

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