Jazz And Blues Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 76 Quotes About Jazz And Blues

#1. My big influences are Joni Mitchell, and a lot of classical and Indian music, as well as Nina Simone and the personal blues and jazz of Billie Holiday. Other influences for me include Bjork, Nick Drake, and Sufjan Stevens. - Author: Yael Naim
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#2. Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion. - Author: Christina Aguilera
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#3. I'm primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainly 'Frankenstein' had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there's one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues. - Author: Edgar Winter
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#4. I'm not really a country singer, although I did make a couple albums and love its simple, straight-from-the-heart approach, but I have always sung a lot of jazz, show tunes, pop tunes, gospel and blues. - Author: Dinah Shore
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#5. The jazz band's chief stimulus, of course, was the rise of the negro 'blues' and their exploitation by the negro song-writer, W. C. Handy. - Author: Bix Beiderbecke
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#6. I've gone the full spectrum - from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop - and the public has accepted what I've done through it all. I think it means I've been doing something right at the right time. - Author: Lou Rawls
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#7. I love good rock'n'roll, blues and jazz, gospel, and a little reggae. - Author: Jerry Hall
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#8. My dad actually taught me how to play piano. I was classically trained, but I've started to branch off a little bit into blues and jazz. That's my new thing. - Author: Noah Gray-Cabey
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#9. 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
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#10. I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece. - Author: Bobby McFerrin
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#11. And what happened was, it's the same thing an older, more successful writer of ficition might say to a student: write about what you know. And what I knew - of course I knew jazz, but I also knew country, blues and some rock and roll. And that came out. - Author: Larry Coryell
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#12. The jazz and blues clubs are like the jazz and blues musicians - they're disappearing. - Author: Buddy Guy
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#13. Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family. - Author: Alexis Korner
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#14. Where I grew up, Bob Wills and his western swing was very popular. And western swing is not that far from jazz and blues. - Author: Willie Nelson
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#15. 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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#16. In blues, classical and jazz, you get more revered with age. - Author: Bonnie Raitt
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#17. 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. - Author: Luther Allison
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#18. I loved music from the age of eight. Jazz and blues. But also Little Richard and Elvis Presley. - Author: Bryan Ferry
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#19. What isn't on my iPod playlist? I have very eclectic tastes. Jazz. Classic Rock. Hip Hop. Ska. Soul. Electronica.World Music. Funk. Blues. Chamber Music. Reggaeton. Gospel. And a whole lot of Prince. (I am a Minnesota gal through and through.) - Author: Michele Norris
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#20. African American music can't happen in Germany or in Italy or in Mumbai. If America disappeared off the face of the Earth today, the greatest single cultural loss would be blues, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock-and-roll. - Author: David Simon
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#21. 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. - Author: Boz Scaggs
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#22. My folks have played everything from rock, disco, pop, funk, and blues. My dad has always brought and played different genres like jazz, classical, and Latin. With all this in my pocket, I feel I have a taste of everything for my influences. - Author: Haley Reinhart
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#23. If you ask me, rockabilly has had a raw deal for far too long. People never shunned the blues or jazz the way they do rockabilly. But it's the original punk-rock, and it changed the way people looked at music for ever. - Author: Imelda May
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#24. Skiffle was blues featuring a washboard and acoustic instruments. It encompassed blues, with elements of folk, jazz, and, at times, American country-and-western music. - Author: Van Morrison
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#25. I believe that blues and jazz are the two uniquely American contributions into music. - Author: Edgar Winter
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#26. I never liked blues and I really didn't like jazz. I liked Chuck Berry. - Author: Johnny Ramone
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#27. 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. - Author: Art Blakey
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#28. People were saying that Southern folk song was dead, that the land that had produced American jazz, the blues, the spirituals, the mountain ballads and the work songs had gone sterile. - Author: Alan Lomax
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#29. Whenever I'm in Kansas City, I think back to all the jazz-blues greats who played the blues here - like Count Basie, Charlie Parker and Jay McShann. I watched those guys jam in different places and heard a lot of things - but I couldn't do what they did. They were too good. - Author: B.B. King
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#30. The old jazz singers or old blues singers, you always just saw them kind of sitting down and singing. They weren't worried as much about their voice sounding perfect. They would make the song kind of fit their voice. - Author: Lucinda Williams
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#31. As far as I'm concerned, blues and jazz are the great American contributions to music. - Author: Edgar Winter
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#32. 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. - Author: Etta James
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#33. From the hell of the slave quarters would come some of the Deep South's great gifts to the continent: blues, jazz, gospel, and rock and roll, as well as the Caribbean-inspired foodways today enshrined in Southern-style barbeque joints from Miami to Anchorage. - Author: Colin Woodard
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#34. Amy [Winehouse] changed pop music forever, I remember knowing there was hope, and feeling not alone because of her. She lived jazz, she lived the blues. - Author: Lady Gaga
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#35. My style of singing is very much Latin jazz meets Latin and a little bit of rhythm and blues. When I do ballads, my fans love it. They want to listen to my classics. They want to party. - Author: La India
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#36. I forget what the official name of it was, but they did an all-day of roots music - every kind of music you can imagine from around the country - New Orleans Jazz to Indian flute players, R&B, you name it. I met and became good friends with (blues guitar player) Joe Louis Walker. He was on the show. - Author: Scotty Moore
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#37. For me, jazz, R&B, jump swing, Chicago blues, country blues, early hillbilly music, and honky tonk all stem from the same source - Author: Duke Robillard
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#38. I liked the more sophisticated urban style of blues like Ray Charles and B. B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Lou Rawls; people like that with more of a tendency toward jazz. - Author: Edgar Winter
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#39. In 1908 Handy didn't know anything about the blues and he doesn't know anything about jazz and stomps to this day. I myself figured out the peculiar form of mathematics and harmonies that was strange to all the world but me. - Author: Jelly Roll Morton
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#40. 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. - Author: Tony Iommi
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#41. Of course when you are a kid you listen to what your parents had around. A lot of gospel, jazz. Now when I started to listen to music on my own it was around the time of the birth of rock and roll. Shortly thereafter I started to get into more blues and more traditional rootsy American music. - Author: Jorma Kaukonen
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#42. Blues is to jazz what yeast is to bread
without it, it's flat. - Author: Carmen McRae
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#43. All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues. - Author: Mose Allison
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#44. Growing up, I listened to a lot of jazz and blues records - John Coltrane and Etta James. I was also really into Radiohead and the BeeGees. - Author: Alex Clare
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#45. So from Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Classical and Country music, Hip Hop has introduced us to a little bit of everything. - Author: B.J. The Chicago Kid
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#46. I tended to lean towards the guys who both sang and played, such as Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Steve Wariner ... And at the other end of the spectrum, I had Eric Clapton in a rock and blues sense, jazz guys such as Tal Farlow and Les Paul ... Then Chet Atkins-type stuff. - Author: Brad Paisley
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#47. Most of the music I've become interested in is hybrid in its originsClassical music, of course, is unbelievably hybrid. Jazz is an obvious amalgam. Bluegrass comes from eighteenth-century Scottish and Irish folk music that made contact with the blues. By exploring music, you're exploring everything. - Author: Edgar Meyer
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#48. Everybody has the blues. Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith. In music, especially this broad category called jazz, there is a stepping-stone to all of these. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#49. Rip Rig + Panic that I joined, they were really influenced by jazz and blues and punk. So I think what happened from punk, which was kind of DIY, was that it created a kind of creative place that was kind of without limits, in a way. - Author: Neneh Cherry
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#50. The blues and jazz will live forever ... So will the Delta and the Big Easy. - Author: Jack Nicholson
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#51. We hit every jazz and blues club on and off Bourbon Street, dancing and drinking until we girls were drunk enough to go with the boys to the strip clubs which outnumbered all other businesses in the French Quarter. Here is where my solution unfolded. - Author: Darwun St. James
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#52. My favorite country blues player was Big Bill Broonzy. City blues was Freddie King, but I liked them all - Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Ralph Willis, Lonnie Johnson, Brownie McGhee and the three Kings, B.B., Albert and Freddie. Jazz-wise, I listened to Django, Barney Kessel and Wes Montgomery. - Author: Alvin Lee
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#53. My influences are jazz, blues, European classical music; they are rock music and pop music. So many kinds of music. World music from different countries like India and China. I think that would be a shame not to take advantage and do something ... not unique, because I don't have this pretension. - Author: Rokia Traore
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#54. I have truly eclectic taste in music, and I seem to cycle through phases in terms of to what's inspiring me. I'll go from Beethoven to Sigur Ros; world music, Brit-pop, classic rock, blues/jazz, even the odd bit of heavy metal. - Author: Rachel Miner
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#55. New Orleans jazz is a complex and embracing art form that began about the same time as the blues and encompassed many of its excellences. - Author: Tim Cahill
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#56. 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. - Author: Walter Becker
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#57. 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. - Author: William Bell
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#58. I have learned as much about writing about my people by listening to blues and jazz and spirituals as I have by reading novels. - Author: Ernest Gaines
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#59. You hear lots of notes, don't you? Some have a major sound. Some have a minor sound. But there's not one blue note among all these black and white keys. The real blues, the soul of the sound, comes from the spaces in-between. - Author: David Mutti Clark
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#60. The common root, of course, comes out of Africa. That's the pulse.The African pulse. It's all the way back from ... the old slave chants and up through the blues, the jazz, and up through rock. And it's all got the African pulse. - Author: Duke Ellington
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#61. The world I live in is benefiting from things like satellite radio. Jazz and blues fests are everywhere now, and Americana is going strong on college radio. What I'm hearing is an appreciation of real music. - Author: Bonnie Raitt
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#62. I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock 'n' roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation. - Author: Ronnie Milsap
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#63. I only hope that one day, America will recognize what the rest of the world already has known, that our indigenous music - gospel, blues, jazz and R&B - is the heart and soul of all popular music; and that we cannot afford to let this legacy slip into obscurity, I'm telling you. - Author: Quincy Jones
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#64. I think we as a band, as individuals, understand that all popular music stems from blues and jazz and even pop, but rock 'n' roll especially comes from blues. - Author: David Johansen
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#65. Well first of all, I'm a singer. I sing since I talk. So the great ballad singers, the people that sang with so much feeling, jazz, blues, all those singers, they were songs that I listened to, records that my mom played for me, and then later I bought. - Author: Gloria Estefan
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#66. I grew up in the funk, rock and roll, blues and r&b tradition, and I came to this thing we call jazz later. And I came to improvise music from the standpoint of jazz; I was improvising, but within these other genres of music. - Author: Hamid Drake
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#67. I'm done with industrial. Seriously, my iPod collection at home has no industrial music on it; it's strictly jazz, blues and country. - Author: Al Jourgensen
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#68. The difference between blues, jazz, rock n' roll and rap is that rap stayed poor. Even the white rappers are poor. It's scarier to look at poor people; it makes everyone uncomfortable. Their pain is something that people would like to see swept under the rug. - Author: Russell Simmons
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#69. 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
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#70. Once you start collecting records you learn more and more about jazz and blues. - Author: John Mayall
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#71. One of my problems is I'm not really sure if I slot into rock or not. I've always tried to combine world music, folk, jazz, blues and rock, and have done since Traffic. - Author: Steve Winwood
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#72. When I discovered Mose Allison I felt I had discovered the missing link between jazz and blues - Author: Ray Davies
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#73. If you're an impressionistic painter and you want to paint expressionism, you've got to change. You've got to figure out a way to do it and do it. If you've been playing jazz all your life and you want to start to play rock n' roll, blues, then do it. - Author: Tobin Bell
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#74. When I'd hear something that sounded like I could follow it - most of those big band jazz tunes are blues anyway - I would hum it and play with the fiddle while I was humming. - Author: Johnny Gimble
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#75. I learned jazz; that comes from blues. I learned rock; that comes from blues. I learned pop; that comes from blues. Even dance, that comes from blues, with the answer-and-response. - Author: Cyndi Lauper
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#76. In my teenage years I was as addicted to great pop as I was to free jazz, electronic music, and hardcore blues. - Author: Scott Walker
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