02.02.2012 – European Honky-Tonk

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Since the American soldiers landed in Europe in 1944, the Europeans absorbed their culture through the clothes and the music they imported. Jazz, rock’n’roll and blues as well as blue jeans became well-exported American idioms. British bands of the sixties proved they could learn the blues without being raised in Mississippi and make it their own style. Still today Europe has artists who can play country, blues and rockabilly without even having stepped on the American soil nor talking English fluently. In this episode, you’ll hear as many European artists and bands as American ones. To hear the difference between both sides of the Atlantic is challenging.