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It's a blue album, but it's not a blues album. I'm not pretending all of a sudden now I'm blues.
It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues, you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced to us and I absorbed it totally, and it changed my complete outlook on music.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
B. B. King
I like the blues a lot. I grew up on it.
Don't waste your time away thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues.
Jon Bon Jovi
I have been accused of being a very simplistic, very lyrical player, and that's okay. That just comes from the blues, which is my background. But every day you wake up and transcend. You can't ever rest on your laurels.
Blues was my first love. It was the first thing where I said, 'Oh man, this is the stuff.' It just sounded so raw and honest, gut-bucket honest. From then I started rebelling.
I can show you that I have played with just about every jazz musician, every African musician, every blues musician. It's not like I'm cashing in on a false concept. This is what I do.
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.
I think people must wonder how a white girl like me became a blues guitarist. The truth is, I never intended to do this for a living.
I believe in blues, and I believe that it's been misrepresented.
I wanted to be a blues guitar player. And a singer. And a songwriter. Not a shock jock.
When all the original blues guys are gone, you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. I recognize that I have some responsibility to keep the music alive, and it's a pretty honorable position to be in.
I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.
Once you discover that you can, then you must. And it's not easy. You have to take direct steps. You really have to count your blessings and you have to make a decided effort to not get seduced by the blues.
You don't have to live the blues to play the blues.
Every bad situation is a blues song waiting to happen.
When you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on.
Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit, yelling for help.
The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins.
I was never really that interested in the punk movement. I was a blues guy: I liked Motown, James Brown.
My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
With the White Stripes we were trying to trick people into not realising we were playing the blues. We did not want to come off like white kids trying to play black music from 100 years ago so a great way to distract them was by dressing in red, white and black.
Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.
When you sit down and think about what rock 'n' roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock 'n' roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.
A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin', and that's the blues.
I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.
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.
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.
The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph.
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