Blues Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Albert Murray” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues is not the creation of a crushed-spirited people. It is the product of a forward-looking, upward-striving people.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”August Wilson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Blues is the bedrock of everything I do. All the characters in my plays, their ideas and their attitudes, the stance that they adopt in the world, are all ideas and attitudes that are expressed in the blues.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”B. B. King” float=”none” width=”100%”]Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”B. B. King” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues was bleeding the same blood as me.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Big Bill Broonzy” float=”none” width=”100%”]Blues is a natural fact, is something that a fellow lives. If you don’t live it you don’t have it. Young people have forgotten to cry the blues. Now they talk and get lawyers and things. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Bill Charlap” float=”none” width=”100%”]The Blues contain so much joy & sadness at the same time.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Billy Gibbons” float=”none” width=”100%”]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. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brownie Mcghee” float=”none” width=”100%”]Blues is not a dream, blues is truth.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Carmen McRae” float=”none” width=”100%”]Blues is to Jazz what yeast is to bread; without it, it’s flat.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dave Van Ronk” float=”none” width=”100%”]Most blues don’t have a beginning, middle, or end. You just cut a couple slices of blues.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”David Edwards” float=”none” width=”100%”]Blues ain’t never going anywhere. It can get slow, but it ain’t going nowhere.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Eric Clapton” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues are what I’ve turned to, what has given me inspiration and relief in all the trials of my life. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Rollins” float=”none” width=”100%”]In blues music, there’s a lot of borrowing, so it’s often difficult to identify the originator of a song.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Rollins” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues is losing someone you love and not having enough money to immerse yourself in drink.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Henry Rollins” float=”none” width=”100%”]Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now – not remotely. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Herbie Mann” float=”none” width=”100%”]You don’t have to live the blues to play the blues.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jack Nicholson” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues and jazz will live forever. So will the Delta and the Big Easy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jimi Hendrix” float=”none” width=”100%”]Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jimmy Rushing” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jimmy Rushing” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues tells a story in itself. It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Lee Hooker” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Luther Allison” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues is the foundation, and it’s got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock ‘n’ roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mahalia Jackson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mahalia Jackson” float=”none” width=”100%”]When you are through with the blues, you’ve got nothing to rest on.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Michael Tippett” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues are like the fugue in 18th century. It’s probably the music that belongs most to our time. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nick Cave” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues is instilled in every musical cell that floats around your body. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Nina Simone” float=”none” width=”100%”]Funk, gospel, blues is all out of slavery times, out of depression, out of sorrow.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Otis Rush” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nobody can tell you how the blues feel unless they have the blues. We all take it differently.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Peter Tork” float=”none” width=”100%”]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. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ralph Ellison” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues is an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by squeezing from it a near-tragic, near-comic lyricism. As a form, the blues is an autobiographical chronicle of personal catastrophe expressed lyrically.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Ronnie Wood” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Shawn Amos” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues is deceptively simple. Verse and chorus. Sometimes not even a chorus. Four bars that repeat, no Auto-Tune, electricity optional. It is the most direct, bare-bones of content. There is no interference between the head and heart. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Taj Mahal” float=”none” width=”100%”]Particularly with the blues, it’s not just about bad times. It’s about the healing spirit. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Taj Mahal” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues is played everywhere. There’s no place I’ve been where they don’t have blues or aren’t interested in blues. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Christopher Handy” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues – the sound of a sinner on revival day. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Willie Dixon” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits. It’s better keeping the roots alive, because it means better fruits from now on. The blues are the roots of all American music. As long as American music survives, so will the blues.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Willie Dixon” float=”none” width=”100%”]The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wynton Marsalis” float=”none” width=”100%”]Everything comes out in blues music: joy , pain , struggle . Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Wynton Marsalis” float=”none” width=”100%”]The blues. It runs through all American music. Somebody bending the note. The other is the two-beat groove. It’s in New Orleans music, it’s in jazz, it’s in country music, it’s in gospel.[/wpsm_quote]