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With Hank Williams, he was a voice. Muddy Waters was a voice. They were both blues singers to me.
- Van Morrison
Nothing can ever be wrong about music.
- Duane Allman
If you'll notice, there's Muddy Waters songs all through the Allman Brothers records. My brother would play that stuff on acoustic for hours.
- Gregg Allman
My thing is more in a blues vein: long, rambling, basic and primitive.
- Jim Morrison, The Doors
Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell.
- Bob Dylan
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'
- John Lennon
I ain't no big star, but I'll play the blues for you on my guitar.
- Albert King
Blues men borrowed from each other constantly, and it is the same with jazz. It is even happened to us. As a musician, I am only the product of my influences.
- Jimmy Page
Okay, the Allman Brothers Band...
- Michael Ahern, At Fillmore East
Time to get down to drinkin', tell the band to play the blues
- Tom Waits
I don't want to be a rock n roll star.
- Jimi Hendrix
I do not play no Rock n Roll
- Mississippi Fred McDowell
Robert Johnson stole my heart when I was 14.
- Robert Plant
I jump 'em from other writers, but I arrange 'em my own way.
- Blind Willie McTell
I just hope I'm remembered as a good blues musician.
- Johnny Winter
To find information about a lot of blues guys I used to go to the library and find the jazz magazines... and read all about where these people were playing, like Muddy Waters and Elmore James.
- Angus Young, lead guitarist & founder of AC/DC
The blues tells a story.
- John Lee Hooker
I sold the last horse that we had. Made about fifteen dollars for him, gave my grandmother $7.50, I kept $7.50 and paid about $2.50 for that guitar. It was a Stella.
- Muddy Waters
The Blues is the roots of all American music.
- Willie Dixon
Those who knew and worked with [Duane Allman] can tell a thousand stories about the long-haired blond kid who stepped in with the catfish-eating professionals and kicked ass.
- Cameron Crowe