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Alberta Hunter Quotes and Sayings
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Blues means what milk does to a baby.
Blues is what the spirit is to the minister.
We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt,
our souls have been disturbed.
- Alberta Hunter

Put your faith in God and confidence in yourself.
- Alberta Hunter

None of them going to treat me bad, honey,
I'm too strict for that.
- Alberta Hunter

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

 

Maybe if I knew music I couldn't do what I am doing.
- Alberta Hunter

Until they put that sand and dirt in my face I will
not sit in church all day.
- Alberta Hunter

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

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The Beatles and The Stones were basically inspired
by American Rhythm and Blues.
- Mick Taylor

I sang in church growing up.
Memphis is the blues capital of the world,
we like to say.
- Justin Timberlake

But my big thing was always the blues.
- Luther Allison

I stayed with them for about a year up there and,
at night, worked over in Long Island at a club called
The High Hat Club which was like a pseudo jazz / blues place.
- William Bell

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

If you don't know the blues...
there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing
rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
- Keith Richards

It is from the blues that all that may be called American
music derives its most distinctive character.
- James Weldon Johnson

If you can't play the blues...
you might as well hang it up.
- Dexter Gordon

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

The first real thing I heard was Three O'Clock Blues by B.B.
King.
That's where it all began for me.
- Robin Trower

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

Anybody that sings the blues is in a deep pit,
yelling for help.
- Mahalia Jackson

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

But what I like to sing mostly is blues and cabaret style.
- Moira Kelly

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

All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues.
- Mose Allison

My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
- Kid Rock

People out there maybe know who Junior Parker is and
some of those Sun Records blues guys.
- Brian Setzer

When I started workin' with Muddy.
That convinced me that I could get away with doin' the blues.
- Johnny Winter

The blues are like the fugue in 18th century.
It's probably the music that belongs most to our time.
- Michael Tippett

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

Everybody thinks I'm, like, a bad boy.
I've had my day, but I just sit at home and play the blues mostly.
- Brad Renfro

The blues tells a story.
Every line of the blues has a meaning.
- John Lee Hooker

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

The blues - the sound of a sinner on revival day.
- William Christopher Handy

If I'm at a party and someone puts on a Blues Brothers tape,
I tend to go nuts.
- Todd Barry

There were a whole lot, I bought every blues record I could find,
it wasn't just one or two people.
My vocal influences were Ray Charles and Bobby Blue Bland.
- Johnny Winter

I didn't want to go out and change anything.
I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background,
which was rock and blues and hip-hop.
- Kid Rock

I go out with my band six months of the year and the
rest of them with the Blues Brothers.
- Eddie Floyd

I not only played and sang blues, but I also had to
toss the piano around a bit to amuse the patrons.
- Hope Emerson

The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again.
My first picture was called, GI Blues.
I thought I was still in the army.
- Elvis Presley

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

With my little band, I did everything they did with a big band.
I made the blues jump.
- Louis Jordan

The way Will Moore taught me, and the way I play it,
the blues is just something different.
- John Lee Hooker

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

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

There were times I thought I was going to turn to the blues,
but then I'd hear better blues players.
- Stephen Stills

See, that's nothing but blues, that's all I'm singing about.
It's today's blues.
- Jimi Hendrix

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

A lot of people relate me to the blues but I don't
think it's a hindrance at this point.
I've been doing it long enough that I can do different things and be accepted.
- Paul Butterfield

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

To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band.
That s all we were.
We just took those blues roots and made them heavier.
- Geezer Butler

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

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

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

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

The blues and jazz will live forever...
So will the Delta and the Big Easy.
- Jack Nicholson

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

Don't waste your time away thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues.
- Jon Bon Jovi

The blues tells a story in itself.
It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing.
- Jimmy Rushing

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

A guy will promise you the world and give you nothin',
and that's the blues.
- Otis Rush

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

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

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

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

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

One thing the blues ain't, is funny.
- Stephen Stills

Lorne finally said, Do the Blues Brothers thing.
The response was amazing.
People went nuts.
- Steve Cropper

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.
- Adrian Mitchell

I'm John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues
man and he played blues his whole life.
I'm a rock guy and I'm going to play rock music my whole life.
- Sammy Hagar

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

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

I think a guy who's had just the right amount of booze
can sing the blues a hell of a lot better than a guy who is stone sober.
- Charlie Rich


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