Top Ten Quotes About Blues Music

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1 The Blues are the facts of life, expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling and understanding. - Willie Dixon
2 Everything comes out in Blues music: Joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. - Wynton Marsalis
3 Them pains, when blues pain grabs you, you'll sing the Blues right. - Otis Rush
4 The Blues had a baby and they called it Rock and Roll. - Muddy Waters
5 The Blues? It's the mother of American music. That's what it is - the source. - B.B. King
6 Simple music is the hardest to play and Blues is simple music. - Albert Collins

Blues has never been about complexity, a trait many young listeners today seem to prize above all else. Blues has always been a simple but sturdy, primal canvas, upon which love and pain and joy and despair and struggle and idyll and ecstasy and desolation and life and death are applied, sometimes with a feather, others with a hammer, with the player's very being guiding the strokes. Great list, T. (You may quote me:).

Really, really well explained, V. Obviously I couldn't have put it better myself. I feel Blues and the singers' emotions far, far more than any other music and I get it. I've fallen for it in a big way. Again, really well told by you. And thank you :). - Britgirl

7 If you don't know the Blues, there's no point in picking up a guitar and playing Rock and Roll or any other form of popular music. - Keith Richards
8 Blues is easy to play but hard to feel. - Jimi Hendrix

For me, it's the other way round. - Britgirl

9 Once I was checking into a 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 see the show, and they cane up afterwards and said, "You didn't play one sad song." - Muddy Waters
10 If you don't dig the Blues, you got a hole in your soul - Unknown

Not sure who said this but they knew what they were talking about. - Britgirl

Usually attributed to Albert King.

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1. The Blues are the facts of life, expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling and understanding. - Willie Dixon
2. Everything comes out in Blues music: Joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. - Wynton Marsalis
3. Them pains, when blues pain grabs you, you'll sing the Blues right. - Otis Rush
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