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

The Beatles and The Stones were basically inspired by American Rhythm and Blues.

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

The blues and jazz will live forever... So will the Delta and the Big Easy.

The blues are like the fugue in 18th century. It's probably the music that belongs most to our time.

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.

The blues brings you back into the fold. The blues isn't about the blues, it's about we have all had the blues and we are all in this together.

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.

The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.

The blues is something separate from what I do. They connect at certain spots, but blues is different. I wouldn't put it in with what my career has been. That would be a whole separate wing.

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.

The Blues scene now is international. In the '50s it was purely something that you would hear in black clubs, played by black musicians, especially in America. But from the '60s onwards it changed.

The blues tells a story in itself. It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.

The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning.

The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it.

The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.

The British feel of blues has been hard, rather than emotional. Far too much emphasis on 12 bar, too little attention to words, far too little originality.

The consolidation of the music business has made it difficult to encourage styles like the blues, all of which deserve to be celebrated as part of our most treasured national resources.

The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B. King. That's where it all began for me.

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.


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