The blues is not the creation of a crushed-spirited people. It is the product of a forward-looking, upward-striving people.— Albert Murray
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I am not an African. I am an American.
When the Negro musician or dancer swings the blues, he is fulfilling the same fundamental existential requirement that determines the mission of the poet, the priest and the medicine man.