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.

Albert Murray

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.