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After I exhausted the blues thing, I got into jazz.
I just like the blues better than rock 'n' roll.
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.
I still like to play the blues more than anything else.
I have to have music playing constantly. It creates the tone and mood for anything you are doing. I specifically love rock, and Jimi Hendrix is one of my favorite artists. My favorite song is 'Red House,' because it's heavy on the blues.
I grew up in the South with my father; blues and country, that's always been my core. But I had it in me not to do what was expected. I wanted to find my own footing.
Lisa Marie Presley
I believe that blues and jazz are the two uniquely American contributions into music.
The basis of everything that I plugged into when I was younger was blues, and it always stayed with me.
I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I've found that my music, whether its blues or rock, or whatever you want to call it, can be channeled into a positive direction that actually helps people.
Blues, rock and hip hop are more about a lifestyle and culture than notes on a page.
What music I listen to day to day changes very, very much. I can go from bluegrass to heavy metal, to blues, to classical and big band and then go to pop and rap.
Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.
But what I like to sing mostly is blues and cabaret style.
I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.
Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken.
Rhythm and blues started even before phonograph records were being produced because black people entertained themselves. It wasn't done for money. It was done for entertainment. Most white people didn't know anything about this because prejudice kept them from ever seeing what was going on.
I love Ruth Brown, not just her singing, but Ruth Brown has more girl power than anyone, because she fought hard against people who ripped her off and then helped other artists through the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.
The way Will Moore taught me, and the way I play it, the blues is just something different.
John Lee Hooker
Country music originates with the colloquial, rural aspects of white America. It's really, truly, rural white America's blues.
My mum's family would all get together, with guitars, harmonica, mandolins and upright bass and play old blues and folk songs. That was normal to me.
The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter... and Still Alive and Well is my favorite rock record.
I put a limited time on the blues. I say, 'I allowed myself to be blue for four hours, and now I'm going to stop.'
I've only dyed my hair blond once, after 'Varsity Blues.'
James Van Der Beek
Yes, there's a lot of the blues in my playing.
The first thing I learned was the 'St Louis Blues' when I was eight. Both my grandmothers, my mother and uncle played the piano. This was post-war Britain, and they played boogie woogie and blues, which was the underground music of the time.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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