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1. "I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues, pop music."
Author: Aaron Neville
2. "I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock'n roll."
Author: Adrian Mitchell
3. "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."
Author: Alberta Hunter
4. "The Blues? It's the mother of American music. That's what is is - the source."
Author: B.B. King
5. "I like blues but it is music I am too ignorant to understand."
Author: Barry Gibb
6. "I grew up with a heavy diet of gospel, folk, and blues because those are kind of the cornerstones of traditional American music."
Author: Ben Harper
7. "The blues is a mighty long road. Or it could be a river, one that twists and turns and flows into a sea of limitless musical potential."
Author: Billy Gibbons
8. "Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people."
Author: Brownie McGhee
9. "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.'"
Author: Buddy Guy
10. "I love all types of music. Jazz, classical, blues, rock, hip-hop. I often write scripts to instrumentals like a hip-hop artist. Music inspires me to write. It's either music playing or completely silent. Sometimes distant sound fuels you. In New York there's always a buzzing beneath you."
Author: Chadwick Boseman
11. "Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion."
Author: Christina Aguilera
12. "When I learned to play music, I was listening to blues music. And all the blues music I liked was super simple and stripped down. And then all the hip hop I liked was super simple and stripped down and we always heard that connection."
Author: Dan Auerbach
13. "If music serves to convey feelings through the interaction of physical gestures and sound, the musician needs his brain state to match the emotional state he is trying to express. Although the studies haven't been performed yet, I'm willing to bet that when B.B. King is playing the blues and when he is feeling the blues, the neural signatures are very similar. (Of course there will be differences, too, and part of the scientific hurdle will be subtracting out the processes involved in issuing motor commands and listening to music, versus just sitting on a chair, head in hands, and feeling down.) And as listeners, there is every reason to believe that some of our brain states will match those of the musicians we are listening to."
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
14. "I am a lover of all sorts of different music. I love blues and every piece of music that I have listened to has become an influence."
Author: David Gilmour
15. "We start our lives with blues . . . with music. It's our first language. It's the rhythm of the womb. It's your mama's heartbeat inside your head."
Author: David Mutti Clark
16. "I believe that blues and jazz are the two uniquely American contributions into music."
Author: Edgar Winter
17. "It was stumbling on to really the bible of the blues, you know, and a very powerful drug to be introduced to us and I absorbed it totally, and it changed my complete outlook on music."
Author: Eric Clapton
18. "My definition of Blues is that it's a musical form which is very disciplined and structured coupled with a state of mind, and you can have either of those things but it's the two together that make it what it is. And you need to be a student for one, and a human being for the other, but those things alone don't do it."
Author: Eric Clapton
19. "When you break it all down, my punk rock is my dad's blues. It's music from the underground, and it's real, and it's written for the downtrodden in uncertain times."
Author: Frank Iero
20. "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."
Author: Greg Lake
21. "I love classic rock, rock and roll, that's the top notch. I love soul - bluesy music as well."
Author: Haley Reinhart
22. "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."
Author: Jack White
23. "So, maybe you don't see blues so much in Styx's music but it is definitely part of Tommy's early music."
Author: James Young
24. "After 'The Blues Brothers,' I wanted to do a good musical number with real dancers and shoot it correctly."
Author: John Landis
25. "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."
Author: John McLaughlin
26. "We've come from the same history - 2000 years of persecution - we've just expressed our sufferings differently. Blacks developed the blues. Jews complained, we just never thought of putting it to music."
Author: Jon Stewart
27. "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."
Author: Jonny Lang
28. "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."
Author: Justin Townes Earle
29. "As a comedian, you're kind of like a blues musician; you have to live a little bit."
Author: Kevin Nealon
30. "The blues are like the fugue in 18th century. It's probably the music that belongs most to our time."
Author: Michael Tippett
31. "We just sang real simple songs in a simple way that got to people. We didn't try to tart them up with orchestral arrangements and all the stuff. We were all blues fanatics. We like R+B and blues and simple, gut-feeling music."
Author: Mick Ralphs
32. "Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was. I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young, and are guitar players. male and female."
Author: Mick Taylor
33. "What is the world? What is it for? It is an art. It is the best of all possible art, a finite picture of the infinite. Assess it like prose, like poetry, like architecture, sculpture, painting, dance, delta blues, opera, tragedy, comedy, romance, epic. Assess it like you would a Faberge egg, like a gunfight, like a musical, like a snowflake, like a death, a birth, a triumph, a love story, a tornado, a smile, a heartbreak, a sweater, a hunger pain, a desire, a fufillment, a desert, a waterfall, a song, a race, a frog, a play, a song, a marriage, a consummation, a thirst quenched. Assess it like that. And when you're done, find an ant and have him assess the cathedrals of Europe."
Author: N.D. Wilson
34. "The blues is instilled in every musical cell that floats around your body."
Author: Nick Cave
35. "It's just that romance, with its dips and turns and glooms and highs, its swoops and swoons and blues, is a natural metaphor for music itself"
Author: Nick Hornby
36. "There was a cinema called The Orient outside the community centre where we rehearsed in Six Ways, and whenever it showed a horror film the queue would go all the way down the street and around the corner. ‘Isn't it strange how people will pay money to frighten themselves?' I remember Tony [Iommi] saying one day. ‘Maybe we should stop doing blues and write scary music instead.'"
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
37. "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."
Author: Peter Tork
38. "What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man."
Author: Ray Charles
39. "Facinating." He broke into a wide grin. "I've discovered something, Khufu. This is not Memphis, Egypt."Khufu gave me a sideways look, and I could swear his expression meant, Duh."I've also discovered a new form of magic called blues music," the man continued. "And barbecue. Yes, you must try barbecue."
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "The blues echoes right through into soul, R&B and hip hop. It's part of the make-up of modern music. You can't turn your back on the blues."
Author: Ronnie Wood
41. "Who Am I? I'm a creator, a visionary, a poet. I approach the world with the eyes of an artist, the ears of a musician, and the soul of a writer. I see rainbows where others see only rain, and possibilities when others see only problems. I love spring flowers, summer's heat on my body, and the beauty of the dying leaves in the fall. Classical music, art museums, and ballet are sources of inspiration, as well as blues music and dim cafes. I love to write; words flow easily from my fingertips, and my heart beats rapidly with excitement as an idea becomes a reality on the paper in front of me. I smile often, laugh easily, and I weep at pain and cruelty. I'm a learner and a seeker of knowledge, and I try to take my readers along on my journey. I am passionate about what I do. I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me."
Author: Sharon M. Draper
42. "It's an often-asked question, 'Why did all these spotty white English boys suddenly start playing blues in the '60s?' It was recognized as this kind of vibrant music and when I first started playing in a blues band I just wanted to bring it to a wider public who hadn't really heard it."
Author: Steve Winwood
43. "Because the blues is the basis of most American music in the 20th century. It's a 12-bar form that's played by jazz, bluegrass and country musicians. It has a rhythmic vocabulary that's been used by rock n' roll. It's related to spirituals, and even the American fiddle tradition."
Author: Wynton Marsalis

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