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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.

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

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.

My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.

Nobody can tell you how the blues feel unless they have the blues. We all take it differently.

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

Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'

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.

Once you start collecting records you learn more and more about jazz and blues.

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'.

One thing the blues ain't, is funny.

Our repertoire consisted of rhythm and blues, sort of country rhythm and blues, Sonny Terry things.

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.

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

Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.

Saturday night is your big night. Everybody used to fry up fish and have one hell of a time. Find me playing till sunrise for 50 cents and a sandwich. And be glad of it. And they really liked the low-down blues.

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

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

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

So, rap has that quality, for youth anyway; it's a kind of blues element. It's physical, almost gymnastic. It speaks to you organically. Rap grows out of what young people really are today, not only black youth, but white - everybody.


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