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Willie Dixon Quotes and Sayings

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

Birth is the sudden opening of a window,
through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect.
For what has happened? A miracle.
You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.
- Willie Dixon

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

I tend to play a lot of blues things at home,
because most blues things are basically within a 12-bar pattern.
- Marc Bolan

 

One performer whose band played my music better than
I could myself was Art Farmer.
He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.
- Carla Bley

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

As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues
because you can play it easily.
It's not a style that's difficult to pick up.
It's purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.
- Boz Scaggs

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

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

We didn't go for music that sounded like blues,
or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones.
We didn't want to be like any of the other bands.
- Michael Giles

Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.
- Janis Joplin

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

I'm John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues
man and he played blues his whole life.
I'm a rock guy and I'm going to play rock music my whole life.
- Sammy Hagar

It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album.
I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
- Neil Young

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

I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar,
as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues.
All of it.
I did the same thing with my voice.
- Boz Scaggs

See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about.
It's today's blues.
- Jimi Hendrix

In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records,
but over the past two years, I have really gone back
to my Christian roots and have been born again.
- Rick Derringer

If I'm at a party and someone puts on a Blues Brothers tape,
I tend to go nuts.
- Todd Barry

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

The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B.
King.
That's where it all began for me.
- Robin Trower

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

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

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

As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great
American contributions to music.
- Edgar Winter

I think the blues will always be around.
People need it.
- Johnny Winter

I've always loved the blues, John Lee Hooker,
Janis Joplin, Hendrix.
- Eddie Money

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

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

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
- Jimi Hendrix

I was lucky enough to get to see guys like Bugs Henderson,
Jimmy Wallace, all those great Texas blues players.
- Dimebag Darrell

I like blues but it is music I am too ignorant to understand.
- Barry Gibb

Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world.
He's very underrated.
- Ritchie Blackmore

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

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

I would like to involve myself in some black music.
I would like to do some blues and some gospel music.
I want to try stuff from other genres and try to widen my musical base.
- Greg Lake

And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most
of the blues of that day was done by men.
Women just didn't have the nerve.
- Etta James

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

I had listened to Joe Turner.
When they'd book Joe there, I'd play the blues behind him.
- Jay McShann

They don't bother too much with the balance and things on blues records.
- Maurice Gibb

Them pains, when blues pains grab you,
you'll sing the blues right.
- Otis Rush

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

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

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

Hearing the blues changed my life.
- Van Morrison

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

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

So, maybe you don't see blues so much in Styx's music
but it is definitely part of Tommy's early music.
- James Young

When I began my career, I was constantly referred to
as the kid who could play the blues.
- Jonny Lang

I think the blues is fine for blues players,
but free blues has never made much sense to me.
- Derek Bailey

My idea of heaven is a place where the Tyne meets the Delta,
where folk music meets the blues.
- Mark Knopfler

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

The blues tells a story.
Every line of the blues has a meaning.
- John Lee Hooker

I wouldn't think a blues album would be that commercially successful,
but I don't really care.
I'd do it for the love of blues, not for the money.
I've got plenty of money.
- Christine McVie

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

I suppose I was waiting until I was old enough to have
some sort of experience to sing about.
When you're young, it's hard to sing the blues.
Nobody believes you.
- Nick Lowe

I sang in church growing up.
Memphis is the blues capital of the world,
we like to say.
- Justin Timberlake

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

In the blues, it just takes so long for us to get recognized.
- Luther Allison

I got to see all these incredible blues players,
like Jimmy Reed.
- Johnny Rivers

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

There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find,
it wasn't just one or two people.
My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.
- Johnny Winter

I've always thought Blues Point Tower is one of my
best buildings and I stand by that.
- Harry Seidler

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

If you don't know the blues...
there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing
rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
- Keith Richards

All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues.
- Mose Allison

The blues brings you back into the fold.
The blues isn't about the blues, it's about we have
all had the blues and we are all in this together.
- Peter Tork

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,
I met a man who had no feet.
- Denis Waitley

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

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

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
- Duke Ellington


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