Blues Quotes

I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music. Aaron Neville

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I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues. But I never admitted it to myself. I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason for it ever becoming possible to do so. Alexis Korner

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I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz. Alexis Korner

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In 1940 I came across a record by Jimmy Yancey. I can't say how important that record is. From then on, all I wanted to do was play the blues. Alexis Korner

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The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality. Alexis Korner

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The parallel development in American blues to the British movement has resulted in Johnny Winters. Alexis Korner

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I always liked jazz. And my people liked the old blues, race records and the doo-wop and all that. Amiri Baraka

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My influences have been what I call my four Bs - the primary one being the blues, then Borges, Baraka, and Bearden. August Wilson

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Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken. Alexandra Guarnaschelli

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The blues is not the creation of a crushed-spirited people. It is the product of a forward-looking, upward-striving people. Albert Murray

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When the Negro musician or dancer swings the blues, he is fulfilling the same fundamental existential requirement that determines the mission of the poet, the priest and the medicine man. Albert Murray

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Blues means what milk does to a baby. Blues is what the spirit is to the minister. We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed. Alberta Hunter

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Growing up, I listened to a lot of jazz and blues records - John Coltrane and Etta James. I was also really into Radiohead and the BeeGees. Alex Clare

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You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church. Art Blakey

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I started to like blues, I guess, when I was about 6 or 7 years old. There was something about it, because nobody else played that kind of music. B. B. King

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The blues was bleeding the same blood as me. B. B. King

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I've been married twice. Most women would rather not be married to a traveling blues singer. B. B. King

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I don't try to just be a blues singer - I try to be an entertainer. That has kept me going. B. B. King

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Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore. B. B. King

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I've always tried to defend the idea that the blues doesn't have to be sung by a person who comes from Mississippi, as I did. B. B. King

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I'll listen to anything authentic whether it's bluegrass or gospel or blues. Billy Collins

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I was always drawn to the blues. Alberta Hunter at the Cookery was a life-changing experience. I only wanted to get enriched as a performer as I got older, to have an audience which got older, too, and would come to see me when I'm 80. Bonnie Raitt

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The consolidation of the music business has made it difficult to encourage styles like the blues, all of which deserve to be celebrated as part of our most treasured national resources. Bonnie Raitt

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In blues, classical and jazz, you get more revered with age. Bonnie Raitt

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Some of the greatest blues music is some of the darkest music you've ever heard. Bruce Springsteen

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With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues. Brian Setzer

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Ever since I was a little kid and first heard Jimmy Reed's 'Honey, Don't Let Me Go,' the blues has been in my blood. Billy Gibbons

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Sounds like the blues are composed of feeling, finesse, and fear. Billy Gibbons

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The blues is life itself. Billy Gibbons

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Of all the songs we played, 'Statesboro Blues' was the most ripped-off. Butch Trucks

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