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Blues Quotes

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

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

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

 

It was so much fun to do, play the blues and then play
a Monkees' set on the same night.
- Peter Tork

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

We are trying to prove that the blues lives on forever
and anybody in this place can sing the blues.
- Ruth Brown

My family was a Christian family.
But I had to get to Kansas to play the blues.
- Jay McShann

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

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

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

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

The blues is the foundation, and it's got to carry the top.
The other part of the scene, the rock 'n' roll and the jazz,
are the walls of the blues.
- Luther Allison

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

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

The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues.
I know that I don't want no musicians who know all
about music playin' for me.
- Alberta Hunter

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

It was just like Howlin' Wolf.
Once you arrive at the point that you understand it,
the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff.
- Robert Quine

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

Before I left, I opened a lot of doors for a lot of
people to play the blues.
- Luther Allison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm sure there are a few things in my CD collection
that might surprise people.
I like classical music, the blues, and I'm a big fan of alternative rock.
- Brad Paisley

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

I still like to play the blues more than anything else.
- Christine McVie

I didn't want to go out and change anything.
I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background,
which was rock and blues and hip-hop.
- Kid Rock

You don't have to live the blues to play the blues.
- Herbie Mann

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I like the blues a lot.
I grew up on it.
- Morgan Freeman

I love good rock'n'roll, blues and jazz,
gospel, and a little reggae.
- Jerry Hall

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

If they played more blues, people would just get it -
they try to hold it back but just about can't hold
it back now because the blues is really going.
- John Lee Hooker

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

The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day.
- William Christopher Handy

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

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

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

The only time it dominates is during a solo,
or when we play a low blues and I put figures in behind Eric's vocals.
There's never any real problem fitting guitar and organ together.
- Alan Price

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

I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance,
the opportunity or maybe the respect.
- Luther Allison

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

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

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

The blues comes right back to a person's feelings,
to his daily activities in life.
But rich people don't know nothing about the blues,
please believe me.
- Jimmy Rushing

When you are through with the blues,
you've got nothing to rest on.
- Mahalia Jackson

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

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

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

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

He's written some great songs.
I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute.
- Alan Jackson


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