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I think it will always be around it just takes one person to make people aware of the blues.
I'm not really a country singer, although I did make a couple albums and love its simple, straight-from-the-heart approach, but I have always sung a lot of jazz, show tunes, pop tunes, gospel and blues.
I'm always on duty, so I tend to wear suits. I've got double-breasted and single-breasted, mostly dark blues and grays. I'm obsessed with them, and I always have been.
I've been truly overwhelmed by the good luck messages I have received from the rugby world and the fantastic support I've had from my friends, family, my team-mates and staff at Cardiff Blues and the WRU throughout my treatment. It has meant a huge amount to me.
With my little band, I did everything they did with a big band. I made the blues jump.
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.
Everybody thinks I'm, like, a bad boy. I've had my day, but I just sit at home and play the blues mostly.
When I think of music, I think of music in its totality, complete. From the lowest blues to the highest symphony, you know, so what I'd like to do is exemplify each style of as many periods as I can possibly do.
I was backstage at the House of Blues in L.A where I was about to perform, and Stevie Wonder and Prince turned up at my dressing room together! Stevie started beat boxing and Prince started singing one of my songs, all of a sudden it was like I was in a cypher with these incredible artists.
Most of the songs I sing have that blues feeling in it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don't know what I'm sorry about. I don't.
When The Who first started, we were playing blues, and I dug the blues and I knew what I was supposed to be playing, but I couldn't play it. I couldn't get it out. I knew what I had to play; it was in my head. I could hear the notes in my head, but I couldn't get them out on the guitar.
The blues is the foundation for a lot of things. Things have branched off. It's cool how music grows, but the foundation is always there. It's not going anywhere. The blues is always going to be relevant.
Gary Clark, Jr.
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.
In blues music, there's a lot of borrowing, so it's often difficult to identify the originator of a song.
I didn't really grow up listening to blues, because I grew up in the Northwest. It wasn't really the center for blues.
Another thing to do with the blues is how they were recorded. They were done on the quick, and some of that stuff was made on wire, not even tape, let alone digital.
I was never really that interested in the punk movement. I was a blues guy: I liked Motown, James Brown.
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.
Our repertoire consisted of rhythm and blues, sort of country rhythm and blues, Sonny Terry things.
I'm an Australian, and when I grew up much of my influences were American - blues music and country music, all that sort of thing.
There was one emotional outlet my people always had when they had the blues. That was singing.
In blues, classical and jazz, you get more revered with age.
The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins.
One thing the blues ain't, is funny.
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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