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I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.
Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts,
but I never noticed.
- B. B. King

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The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again.
My first picture was called, GI Blues.
I thought I was still in the army.
- Elvis Presley

People out there maybe know who Junior Parker is and
some of those Sun Records blues guys.
- Brian Setzer

I not only played and sang blues, but I also had to
toss the piano around a bit to amuse the patrons.
- Hope Emerson

 

If I'm going to do blues, it's going to be a typical Jimmy Rushing record.
- Jimmy Rushing

Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.
- Peter Tork

But what I like to sing mostly is blues and cabaret style.
- Moira Kelly

Well, I don't know how they define that.
But they have this Texas blues thing blown kinda out of proportion.
I am a Long John Hunter blues, before and after,
that's what I am.
- John Hunter

A lot of people relate me to the blues but I don't
think it's a hindrance at this point.
I've been doing it long enough that I can do different things and be accepted.
- Paul Butterfield

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song,
inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
- Willie Dixon

It was the early days of Rock 'n' Roll in this country.
We were all struggling to learn music,
it might be Country, Jazz, Classical,
Blues or even Rock 'n' Roll.
- Jim Sullivan

I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music.
I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll.
- Adrian Mitchell

With my little band, I did everything they did with a big band.
I made the blues jump.
- Louis Jordan

I think it will always be around it just takes one
person to make people aware of the blues.
- Johnny Winter

It is from the blues that all that may be called American
music derives its most distinctive character.
- James Weldon Johnson

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

There was one emotional outlet my people always had when they had the blues.
That was singing.
- Ethel Waters

Go ahead and play the blues if it'll make you happy.
- Dan Castellaneta

Lorne finally said, Do the Blues Brothers thing.
The response was amazing.
People went nuts.
- Steve Cropper

Hill Street Blues might have been the first television show that had a memory.
One episode after another was part of a cumulative
experience shared by the audience.
- Steven Bochco

I just like the blues better than rock 'n' roll.
- Johnny Winter

Don't waste your time away thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues.
- Jon Bon Jovi

Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was.
I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young,
and are guitar players.
male and female.
- Mick Taylor

I was into playing American music, especially the blues.
- Mark Knopfler

My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
- Kid Rock

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

A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin',
and that's the blues.
- Otis Rush

Nobody can tell you how the blues feel unless they have the blues.
We all take it differently.
- Otis Rush

The blues is losing someone you love and not having
enough money to immerse yourself in drink.
- Henry Rollins

If you can't play the blues...
you might as well hang it up.
- Dexter Gordon

The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter...
and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record.
- Johnny Winter

I like to listen the blues and some classical.
- Peter Tork

Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family.
- Alexis Korner

Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
- Mahalia Jackson

I'm not a big blues fan, but I don't know anyone who doesn't dig B.B.
King.
- Maurice Gibb

Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues,
you find out it's music of just plain people.
- Brownie McGhee

It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand.
A working man's daughter would not understand blues.
- Barry Gibb

There were times I thought I was going to turn to the blues,
but then I'd hear better blues players.
- Stephen Stills

God, I'm just a fat bald guy, 60 years old,
singing the blues, you know?
- Joe Cocker

But of course it's different now, the blues is no longer blues,
it's green now.
- Ruth Brown

Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues,
but it will still be the blues.
- Count Basie

White folks hear the blues come out,
but they don't know how it got there.
- Ma Rainey

I am very excited to be here in Wales and look forward
to putting on the Cardiff Blues shirt.
- Jonah Lomu

Getting to play the blues has been transcendant for me.
I can't say if my finest hour is yet to come,
you want to make a dent in this world,
well I do anyway.
- Peter Tork

Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing
and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did.
That set us apart from the average blues band.
- George Thorogood

But I did that, and I created another blues scene,
another something I can sing about.
- Luther Allison

Parenthood always comes as a shock.
Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it.
We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives.
- Polly Berrien Berends

Hill Street Blues gave me an opportunity to work with
an ensemble cast of people whose work I admired.
- Steven Bochco

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

Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit,
yelling for help.
- Mahalia Jackson

The blues are like the fugue in 18th century.
It's probably the music that belongs most to our time.
- Michael Tippett

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

I guess music, particularly the blues,
is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised
itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.
- Alexis Korner

I don't wanta do any Blues or any sad songs.
- Bob Livingston

The blues tells a story in itself.
It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.
- Jimmy Rushing

The old Fleetwood Mac was much better;
they did some beautiful and,
to my mind, very authentic blues.
Chicken Shack did pretty well in Europe,
but after I left, it was over.
- Christine McVie

But my big thing was always the blues.
- Luther Allison

Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.
- Mahalia Jackson

My favorite moment of the whole thing was when John
Belushi suggested that I get a hold of all the blues
records I could so I could research the music.
- Steve Cropper

Shoe Suede Blues is ten years old this year.
The Band consists of four members.
- Peter Tork

I have a gajillion headbands - yellows,
pinks, reds, blues.
I'm obsessed.
- Monique Coleman

The Beatles and The Stones were basically inspired
by American Rhythm and Blues.
- Mick Taylor

What makes my approach special is that I do different things.
I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth.
I do them all, like a good utility man.
- Ray Charles

I go out with my band six months of the year and the
rest of them with the Blues Brothers.
- Eddie Floyd

To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band.
That s all we were.
We just took those blues roots and made them heavier.
- Geezer Butler

Everybody thinks I'm, like, a bad boy.
I've had my day, but I just sit at home and play the blues mostly.
- Brad Renfro

You can go to Europe, and there's no turnin' back -
any parts of Europe.
Wherever you are, there is no stop and go for the blues.
The blues go but it don't stop.
- John Lee Hooker

The way Will Moore taught me, and the way I play it,
the blues is just something different.
- John Lee Hooker

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

Hearing the blues changed my life.
- Van Morrison

One thing the blues ain't, is funny.
- Stephen Stills


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