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If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC

Kurt Vonnegut, author

He's written some great songs. I thought that "Blues Man" was a perfect song for me to do as a tribute.

Alan Jackson, musician

I got to see all these incredible blues players, like Jimmy Reed.

Johnny Rivers, musician

The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around.

Jimi Hendrix, musician

The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph.

Jack White, musician

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

Count Basie, musician

Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues.

Willie Nelson, musician

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.

Jimi Hendrix, musician

We didn't go for music that sounded like blues, or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones. We didn't want to be like any of the other bands.

Michael Giles, musician

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

Mark Knopfler, musician

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.

Jimmy Rushing, musician

If I'm going to do blues, it's going to be a typical Jimmy Rushing record.

Jimmy Rushing, musician

I would like to involve myself in some black music. I would like to do some blues and some gospel music. I want to try stuff from other genres and try to widen my musical base.

Greg Lake, musician

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.

B. B. King, musician

I have a gajillion headbands - yellows, pinks, reds, blues. I'm obsessed.

Monique Coleman, actress

Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don't know if it's a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by.

Jeff Bridges, actor

I think I'm more influenced, just in general, not by blues artists, but more by stuff from Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder is probably my biggest musical influence of all. And Donny Hathaway.

Jonny Lang, musician

With the White Stripes we were trying to trick people into not realising we were playing the blues. We did not want to come off like white kids trying to play black music from 100 years ago so a great way to distract them was by dressing in red, white and black.

Jack White, musician

I dabbled in things like Howlin' Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I'd been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues.

Jack White, musician

I didn't get into music to become a blues musician, or a country musician. I'm a singer-songwriter. In my book that means I get to do whatever I want.

Justin Townes Earle, musician

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.

B. B. King, musician

Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family.

Alexis Korner, musician

I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.

Alexis Korner, musician

I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues. But I never admitted it to myself. I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason for it ever becoming possible to do so.

Alexis Korner, musician

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz.

Alexis Korner, musician

In 1940 I came across a record by Jimmy Yancey. I can't say how important that record is. From then on, all I wanted to do was play the blues.

Alexis Korner, musician

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.

Alexis Korner, musician

The parallel development in American blues to the British movement has resulted in Johnny Winters.

Alexis Korner, musician

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'.

Carla Bley, musician

Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help.

Mahalia Jackson, musician

Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.

Mahalia Jackson, musician

When you are through with the blues, you've got nothing to rest on.

Mahalia Jackson, musician

I'm not a big blues fan, but I don't know anyone who doesn't dig B.B. King.

Maurice Gibb, musician

They don't bother too much with the balance and things on blues records.

Maurice Gibb, musician

As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It's not a style that's difficult to pick up. It's purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.

Boz Scaggs, musician

I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar, as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues. All of it. I did the same thing with my voice.

Boz Scaggs, musician

You don't have to live the blues to play the blues.

Herbie Mann, musician

Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world. He's very underrated.

Ritchie Blackmore,

There was nobody at the time who was playing slide guitar like Johnny, and nobody, or no white guys at least, that was playing country blues like that on the acoustic guitar. And it was at that point that I realized what Johnny had to offer.

Rick Derringer, musician

In the nineties I was doing those Blues Bureau records, but over the past two years, I have really gone back to my Christian roots and have been born again.

Rick Derringer, musician

I know some people will be surprised to hear it, but I've found that my music, whether its blues or rock, or whatever you want to call it, can be channeled into a positive direction that actually helps people.

Rick Derringer, musician

I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues - the blues background was my big inspiration.

Jackie DeShannon, musician

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.

Etta James, musician

I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.

Etta James, musician

And as I started reaching deeper I realized that most of the blues of that day was done by men. Women just didn't have the nerve.

Etta James, musician

Elvis deserves a lot of credit for bringing the blues to middle America, not the Vegas stuff. The early stuff, The Sun records, and the first few RCA records. He was wonderful, he had the power, the drive, and he was so dedicated to his music.

Peter Tork, musician

Getting to play the blues has been transcendant for me. I can't say if my finest hour is yet to come, you want to make a dent in this world, well I do anyway.

Peter Tork, musician

I like to listen the blues and some classical.

Peter Tork, musician

It was so much fun to do, play the blues and then play a Monkees' set on the same night.

Peter Tork, musician

Pop music is aspirin and the blues are vitamins.

Peter Tork, musician

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

Peter Tork, musician

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.

Peter Tork, musician

I went back to Belfast and started a club, the Maritime. No one had thought about doing a blues club, so I was the first.

Van Morrison, musician

Hearing the blues changed my life.

Van Morrison, musician

My family was a Christian family. But I had to get to Kansas to play the blues.

Jay McShann, musician

I had listened to Joe Turner. When they'd book Joe there, I'd play the blues behind him.

Jay McShann, musician

There was one emotional outlet my people always had when they had the blues. That was singing.

Ethel Waters, musician

I tend to play a lot of blues things at home, because most blues things are basically within a 12-bar pattern.

Marc Bolan, musician

Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.

Brownie McGhee, musician

You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church.

Art Blakey, musician

Every time the guys were knocked out by my guitar playing and the girls were knocked out by the type of songs I did. That set us apart from the average blues band.

George Thorogood, musician

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

John Mayall, musician

White folks hear the blues come out, but they don't know how it got there.

Ma Rainey, musician

But between sets I'd sneak over to the black places to hear blues musicians. It got to the point where I was making my living at white clubs and having my fun at the other places.

Stevie Ray Vaughan, musician

I am very excited to be here in Wales and look forward to putting on the Cardiff Blues shirt.

Jonah Lomu, athlete

It is commercial pop that the majority of people understand. A working man's daughter would not understand blues.

Barry Gibb, musician

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.

Alberta Hunter, musician

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.

Polly Berrien Berends,

I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.

Denis Waitley, motivational speaker

I really appreciate when someone can blow me away with live acoustic blues.

Johnny Winter, musician

I don't wanta do any Blues or any sad songs.

Bob Livingston, politician

But my big thing was always the blues.

Luther Allison, musician

I find in my poetry and prose the rhythms and imagery of the best - I mean, when I'm at my best - of the good Southern black preachers. The lyricism of the spirituals and the directness of gospel songs and the mystery of blues are in my music or in my poetry and prose, or I missed everything.

Maya Angelou, poet

Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now - not remotely.

Henry Rollins, musician

In blues music, there's a lot of borrowing, so it's often difficult to identify the originator of a song.

Henry Rollins, musician

I like the blues a lot. I grew up on it.

Morgan Freeman, actor

I don't want to be in some big beautiful place that nobody want me, because I play the blues.

Luther Allison, musician

But I did that, and I created another blues scene, another something I can sing about.

Luther Allison, musician

I have as much input to the blues; I just never got the chance, the opportunity or maybe the respect.

Luther Allison, musician

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.

Walter Becker, musician

I spent a few years here in Memphis, in the late '70s and early '80s, where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles. So it seems like every record I'll do, I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember.

Alex Chilton, musician

My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period.

Tony Iommi, musician

I'm certain that it was an incredible gift for me to not only be friends with some of the greatest blues people who've ever lived, but to learn how they played, how they sang, how they lived their lives, ran their marriages, and talked to their kids.

Bonnie Raitt, musician

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.

Bonnie Raitt, musician

I find Indian music very funky. I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues. But it's the only other school on the planet that develops improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music. So we have a lot of common ground.

John McLaughlin, musician

I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.

Jimmy Page, musician

Well, I don't know how they define that. But they have this Texas blues thing blown kinda out of proportion. I am a Long John Hunter blues, before and after, that's what I am.

John Hunter,

I've always loved the blues, John Lee Hooker, Janis Joplin, Hendrix.

Eddie Money, musician

I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers.

Johnny Winter, musician

There's no way in the world I can feel the same blues the way I used to. When I play in Chicago, I'm playing up-to-date, not the blues I was born with. People should hear the pure blues - the blues we used to have when we had no money.

Muddy Waters, musician

I been in the blues all my life. I'm still delivering 'cause I got a long memory.

Muddy Waters, musician

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.

Muddy Waters, musician

I like blues but it is music I am too ignorant to understand.

Barry Gibb, musician

I believe in everything; nothing is sacred. I believe in nothing; everything is sacred. Ha Ha Ho Ho Hee Hee.

Tom Robbins, author

Don't waste your time away thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues.

Jon Bon Jovi, musician

I think the blues is fine for blues players, but free blues has never made much sense to me.

Derek Bailey, musician

The old Fleetwood Mac was much better; they did some beautiful and, to my mind, very authentic blues. Chicken Shack did pretty well in Europe, but after I left, it was over.

Christine McVie, musician

I still like to play the blues more than anything else.

Christine McVie, musician

I wouldn't think a blues album would be that commercially successful, but I don't really care. I'd do it for the love of blues, not for the money. I've got plenty of money.

Christine McVie, musician

As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music.

Edgar Winter, musician

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