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A jazz man needs to express himself in terms of sound. But in blues, if you find the right sound, it's justifiable to keep it exactly the same every time.
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A lot of the people I played with early on, like Chris Barber, were record collectors, and to whose house one would go to sit down and play guitar and things.
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Blues and jazz pulled me away from what was left of my family.
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Chris Barber finally put it down by bringing over American electric blues players like Otis Spann, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters.
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Commercially, Blues Incorporated was at its peak in 1962 when we played the Rothschilds' ball.
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During the war we lived in a place in London which had a clubhouse where there was a piano, and two or three of us used to play boogie woogie.
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Every musical movement that is big enough has to produce some good musicians who wouldn't have had the incentive to start playing without it.
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I can't explain why one wants to pass a particular sort of pain onto other people, but you do.
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I dissolved the band eventually because, after many, many years, I found I had nothing more to say.
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I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society.
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I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues. But I never admitted it to myself. I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason for it ever becoming possible to do so.
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I had to wait until I was good enough, had reached a standard of communication which would serve as a reasonable starting point in America. Now I am ready to risk it.
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I happened to like Charlie Parker as well as Joe Oliver, and it made it a slightly difficult situation in the Barber band because it was very traditionally minded.
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I must have been heavily schizophrenic all my life. The me who hears what the other me can't play is the dominant one.
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I wanted to be able to play guitar. I wanted to be able to make music hurt.
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I wanted to play Motown with blues players, but they thought it was demeaning.
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I was brought up in the latter part of the war by my mother's family.
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I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz.
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I'm a compulsive musician, but it's also a bloody good way out of having to do anything else.
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If people had started looking at me under a microscope at the age of 13, I think I would have collapsed.
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If the same phrase in the same place created the right effect, I was perfectly prepared to use it every time. I wasn't worried that I wasn't improvising.
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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.
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In those days, between the ages of 12 and 18 you meant nothing. You were the extra place at the side table if someone came to dinner. You were of no interest to anyone.
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It's a sign of the times. Phil Seaman was the major jazz drummer when nobody knew Ginger, and jazz was much more popular in England then than it is now.
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Jazz was practically a pop music. Jazz drummers won Melody Maker polls, jazz singers won polls. Jazz groups were pop groups, and Phil Seaman was a national musical figure.
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Mick Jagger got in touch with me at the start of the blues scene. He became a founder member of the first professional Blues Incorporated.
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Most of the British jazz musicians found they couldn't make a real living here, and they mostly went abroad.
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My father was 58 when I was born, and he was already getting tired. I can only remember odd things about him. He used to tell me about the Russian Revolution.
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Nobody bugged us, no one was in the least bit interested in us. We weren't considered a market. Teenagers didn't exist at that time.
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Once you became associated with a children's show, you're finished.
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One of the reasons so many great musicians chose to work with me was because there was simply no alternative.
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People assumed that, as we were doing television, we were too expensive.
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Ship-owners... are people I don't get on with at any level. I don't like their reasons for living, I don't like their objectives, I disagree with their means of getting there.
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Since the age of 12, all my musical thinking has been influenced by Afro-American music.
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Technically, Blues Incorporated was the first professional British blues band. We were playing electric stuff by then.
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That sort of missionary thing about popularizing jazz was very strong because we always had a very high proportion of jazz men in the band.
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The audience worked with me. It was the first time in ages that I'd seen an English audience actually understand that you work with a performer to get the best.
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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.
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The parallel development in American blues to the British movement has resulted in Johnny Winters.
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They stuck me next to the banjo, and an unamplified guitar next to a banjo doesn't sound like anything.
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We all felt that jazz could be popular if it were properly presented. That hasn't really ever happened.
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We didn't play the pop ballrooms, so I don't think the development of pop music had much to do with us.
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We played very small grotty clubs, because that was the only place you could get jazz bands into.
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We were completely without any sort of worry; we weren't giving up anything. It was like you were serving God and man at the same time and enjoying both.
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When I reflect on how things have changed, I can't help but laugh.
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Years ago I wanted to play Chuck Berry songs with jazz musicians but they thought it was inferior.
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You start campaigning for things. You say, we're going to make blues into a big music and this, that and the other.
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