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Quotes of blues

  1. 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
  2. Anybody singing the blues is in a deep pit yelling for help. – Mahalia Jackson
  3. The parallel development in American blues to the British movement has resulted in Johnny Winters. – Alexis Korner
  4. The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species. – Alan Lomax
  5. Once you start collecting records you learn more and more about jazz and blues – John Mayall
  6. 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
  7. I always loved Sam Cooke, because he seemed very versatile. He sang gospel, soul, blues pop music. – Aaron Neville
  8. I'm certain that it was an incredible gift for me to not only be friends with some of the greatest blues people who've ever lived, but to learn how they played, how they sang, how they lived their lives, ran their marriages, and talked to their kids. – Bonnie Raitt
  9. I got to see all these incredible blues players, like Jimmy Reed. – Johnny Rivers
  10. Them pains, when blues pains grab you, you'll sing the blues right. – Otis Rush
  11. The blues are like the fugue in 18th century. It's probably the music that belongs most to our time. – Michael Tippett
  12. Elvis deserves a lot of credit for bringing the blues to middle America, not the Vegas stuff. The early stuff, The Sun records, and the first few RCA records. He was wonderful, he had the power, the drive, and he was so dedicated to his music. – Peter Tork
  13. I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. – Denis Waitley
  14. I'm not good enough to be playin' much acoustic guitar onstage. Man, you gotta get so right; I mean, the tones, the feel, the sound. Plus, acoustic blues guitar is just that much harder on the fingers. – Johnny Winter
  15. When I started workin' with Muddy. That convinced me that I could get away with doin' the blues – Johnny Winter

Usage examples for blues

  1. Was he ill, or had he the blues – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. Just as Barker's Blues were swinging round the corner after them, they were stopped, but not by an enemy; only by the voice of one man, and he a friend. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  3. " We must get up an excursion of some kind to- morrow, or we shall all be in the blues he said to himself, and when tea- time arrived he had all the plans cut and dried. – Sisters Three by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  4. She was as near to having a case of the blues as was possible to one of her care- free, buoyant nature. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
  5. They might be friends of yours, For all I ken: though I've never taken, myself, To the little boy- blues – Krindlesyke by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  6. I tried hard not to let the blues get the upper hand again. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  7. Before the train reached the city of the Blues the news that McCarthy was missing had spread through the car of the Bears. – Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant by Hugh S. Fullerton
  8. The sun glowed more radiantly daily, rose higher and higher to a continued afterglow in cheery blues and sank for periods briefer and briefer in seas of running color. – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. She's had the blues for a week, but I thought she was all right this evening. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  10. Ordinarily when described as " the blues they have no definite connection with any known physical cause. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  11. " You- all air gettin' the blues said Larry, with solicitude. – The U.P. Trail by Zane Grey
  12. Three years ago Joe Meek had tried to find a better trail west of the Blues – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  13. An utter weariness with frequent spells of the blues took possession of him; and the story of his life for some years is the story of the long pursuit of health in England, Switzerland, and especially in Italy. – Autobiography and Selected Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley
  14. Besides, you have a dark shade of the blues my dear; and this remedy is capital for the blues – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  15. This was a great convenience as well as pleasure to them, and when Clare had a fit of the blues she would go off to Brambleton and do some shopping, and return quite interested and eager to tell all she had seen and heard. – The Carved Cupboard by Amy Le Feuvre
  16. It gave me the blues what I saw of it. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. One would say, she continued, that the brave Colonel Darke had the blues to- day! – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  18. But where did you get the strange idea that you could manage Chouans without letting them rob a few Blues here and there? – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  19. " Got the blues because his muse won't work," Mabane said. – The Master Mummer by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. Dear Marie, what have the Blues got to do with our love? – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac

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