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  • It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.

  • The whole of life itself expresses the blues. That's why I always say the blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling and understanding. The blues can be about anything pertaining to the facts of life. The blues call on God as much as a spiritual song do.

    "I am the blues: the Willie Dixon story".
  • Rock ’n roll is really swing with a modern name. It began on the levees and plantations, took in folk songs, and features blues and rhythm. It's the rhythm that gets to the kids – they're starved of music they can dance to, after all those years of crooners.

    Music   Dance   Song  
  • It is clear from a common sense viewing of the program that coarse language is a part of the culture of the individuals being portrayed. To accurately reflect their viewpoint and emotions about blues music requires airing of certain material that, if prohibited, would undercut the ability of the filmmaker to convey the reality of the subject of the documentary.

  • I been in the blues all my life. I'm still delivering 'cause I got a long memory.

    Memories   Long   Causes  
  • Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.

    Funny   Music   Way  
  • If you don't live it, you don't believe it.

  • The blues ain't nothing but a good man feelin' bad.

  • I've always wanted the sound of Muddy Waters' early records - only louder

    Music   Guitar   Water  
  • The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits. It's better keeping the roots alive, because it means better fruits from now on. The blues are the roots of all American music. As long as American music survives, so will the blues.

    Music   Mean   Roots  
  • He not busy being born is busy dying.

    "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (song) (1965)
  • I've always wanted to visit [Washington]. The Smithsonian has some fantastic archival material on blues music, which I'm really into. There's a ton of stuff I want to do there. but it just never happened.

    Stuff   Want   Fantastic  
  • If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn.

    Music   Art   Reality  
    Quoted in Nat Shapiro and Nat Hentoff, Hear Me Talkin' to Ya (1955)
  • My mother always told me, even if a song has been done a thousand times, you can still bring something of your own to it. I'd like to think I did that.

    Music   Mother   Song  
    FaceBook post by Etta James from Aug 28, 2013
  • The jazz and blues clubs are like the jazz and blues musicians - they're disappearing.

    Musician   Clubs   Jazz  
    "Blues guitarist Buddy Guy". "Tavis Smiley Show", June 7, 2012.
  • A lot of blues music seems like it's moving away from God, or the center, and Gospel music is moving towards it. It's embracing a higher reality. When you look a little closer, the way that I define it or explain it, is that the blues is the naked cry of the human heart, apart from God. People are searching for union with God. They're searching to be home. There's something in people that seeks this union with their creator. Why am I here? Where am I going? What's it all about? Who am I? All this kind of stuff.

    Moving   Home   Heart  
  • I think blues music is music of the soul. Of course, there are other forms. You could call some classical music blues music in that way.

    Thinking   Soul   Way  
    Interview with Gregg LaGambina, December 12, 2007.
  • Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'

    Song   Couple   Play  
  • Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom.

    "Bird: the legend of Charlie Parker". Book by Robert George Reisner, p. 27, 1977.
  • Most blues don't have a beginning, middle, or end. You just cut a couple slices of blues.

    Music   Couple   Cutting  
  • Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.

  • Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don't live it you don't have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things.

    People   Facts   Lawyer  
  • Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

  • You have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the Blues.

    Music   Effort   Jazz  
  • What I consider to be the barometer for what is a rock artist and what is not, is somebody who has a certain element of blues, even a hint of soul or blues music, derivative of African-American blues, folk, spiritual, or gospel.

    "Ian Astbury on the Death of the Rock Star". Interview with Mick Stingley, December 27, 2013.
  • As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music.

  • In blues music, there's a lot of borrowing, so it's often difficult to identify the originator of a song.

  • I didn't get into music to become a blues musician, or a country musician. I'm a singer-songwrit er. In my book that means I get to do whatever I want.

    Country   Book   Mean  
  • This is something I think that blues music, or folk music, and all those particular genres that have a perspective about life deal with - where the difficulties of life are seen as something that are very natural and nothing to be embarrassed about, and something that we all go through; something that's part of our share of humanity. And it accepts those difficulties and pain as such. I think there's a wonderful forgiveness that can come over you, if you have that perspective on it.

  • As a comedian, you're kind of like a blues musician; you have to live a little bit.

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